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Perimenopause and yeast infections

02/10/2009

Question:

My doctor told me that I am going through perimenopause even though I am 35 years old. Since I started I have had 2 yeast infections. I have never had any kind of infections before. Does being in perimenopause make me easier to get infections then before?

Answer:

Perimenopause should not increase your risk for vaginitis. 2 yeast infections are not uncommon in reproductive age women. If you continue to have frequent recurrences, you should follow up with your gynecologist.

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Response by:

Cynthia B Evans, MD Cynthia B Evans, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University