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IUD's and Yeast

Posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 13:47:35:

Dr. Stoll-
I've done my best to search the archives to answer my question but wasn't successful. I did read that you recommended an IUD to one woman who asked. I have had ongoing yeast problems and my doctor (my yeast doctor who was wonderful but has retired) recommended a Copper-T IUD. I've had it for about 4 years and it hasn't caused any yeast problems at all but I have dealt with very painful cramping and lots of spotting. I am ready to do something else. My GYN says there are many options available but he was also the one that told me I would just have to learn to live with my yeast! GRRRR! So, my question is, is there any sort of constant (for lack of a better term) type of bc I can use that won't flare the yeast? I've read that there are new IUD's that don't cause cramping and spotting but from what I can tell, they also release horomones which is what I am trying to avoid, correct? I don't have kids yet and we are planning on it in 2-3 years. Any help would be so appreciated! Thanks for this wonderful service you provide!
Best, Rachel



Re: IUD's and Yeast

Posted by
Terra on July 12, 2002 at 15:21:22:

In Reply to: IUD's and Yeast posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 13:47:35:

I don't have issues with yeast, however, I started the Mirena IUD, brand new to the states, used in Europe for years. I have thanked God for it. My periods are very light and regular and it only releases progesterine to the local area, it does not enter your blood stream. After a few months, I felt much better and my body started producing the correct amount of hormones.

Good luck,

Terra



Re: IUD's and Yeast - Terra

Posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 16:31:05:

In Reply to: Re: IUD's and Yeast posted by Terra on July 12, 2002 at 15:21:22:

Thanks for the info Terra! The regular LIGHT periods, and no cramping sound LOVELY! Now, if that IUD will not make my yeast flare up - I'm all for it!!

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Re: IUD's and Yeast

Posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 16:37:25:

In Reply to: IUD's and Yeast posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 13:47:35:

In relation to this topic, I am curious if anyone has any input on this question. With this IUD, I have a lot of spotting and irregularity so sometimes I don't know if I am actually starting my period or just spotting. Anyway, it seems that I have frequent bouts with moodiness that I would call PMS. And they seem to coincide with spotting. I guess my question is, what causes the spotting and should it cause PMS symptoms?

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Re: IUD's and Yeast (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2002 at 10:30:48:

In Reply to: IUD's and Yeast posted by Rachel on July 12, 2002 at 13:47:35:

Thanks, Rachel.

Listen to Terra.

I have found that any foreign body in the vagina/cervix will slightly increase the chances of candida. However, at the same time I have found that eliminating the causes of LGS and C-RS are the most effective way to avoid recurrent vaginal candidiasis.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: IUD's and Yeast (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Rachel on July 13, 2002 at 10:43:41:

In Reply to: Re: IUD's and Yeast (Archive in C-RS.) posted by Walt Stoll on July 13, 2002 at 10:30:48:

So, the release of progestorne should not hinder me from trying the type of IUD Terra mentioned? Is it the estrogen in BC Pills that cause so many problems? Thanks so much!



Re: IUD's and Yeast (Archive in C-RS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 14, 2002 at 08:37:09:

In Reply to: Re: IUD's and Yeast (Archive in C-RS.) posted by Rachel on July 13, 2002 at 10:43:41:

Hik Rachel.

I think not and yes (for candida).

Walt

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