Can You Get a Yeast Infection From Having Sex?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.std, sti, sexually transmitted, vaginal infection, yeast infections, vaginal, vagina, itchy, itches, itching, ichy, iches, can my boyfriend have a yeast infection? do guys get yeast infections? do boys get yeast infections? can you get a yeast infection from a guy, sex and yeast infections11/14/200710/15/201810/15/2018Robyn R. Miller, MD10/01/2018bb21fd39-a20f-473a-8c0b-712ad160726ahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/y-infection.html/<p><em>I've had a yeast infection on and off for a year. I've been to the doctor and taken a medicine, but it never really goes away. Can having sex pass it back and forth? My boyfriend has never been treated, but he has no signs of it. What do I need to do?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Stef*</em></p> <p>It's important to go back to your doctor and explain that the medicine isn't working. You may need a different medicine for the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/yeast-infections.html/">yeast infection</a>. For example, if you used a vaginal cream, your doctor might give you a pill instead. Or, if you used a medicine that you bought at the store without a prescription, you may need a prescription medicine.</p> <p>Your doctor will probably do a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pelvic-exams.html/">vaginal exam</a> and use a cotton swab to get a sample of the vaginal discharge. The sample will go to a lab for testing. Your doctor also will check to make sure that your symptoms aren't from something else. For example, some <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STDs</a> (sexually transmitted diseases) can have signs that look like a yeast infection. Or, yeast infections can sometimes be a sign of another health problem (like diabetes or an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/immune.html/">immune system</a> problem).</p> <p>Guys don't usually get yeast infections. So it's not likely that a yeast infection is passing back and forth between you and your boyfriend.</p> <p>Make your appointment as soon as you can. This is something that you and your doctor can take care of right away!</p> <p><em>*Names are changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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