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Posted by: cherokee | 2004/01/29

Radical Hysterectomy & Yeast Infections

I had a radical hysterectomy 5 years ago at the age of 32, because of cervical/uterin cancer. Now I get yeast infections all the time, especially after intercourse. It seems that as soon as I think it is gone...it comes right back. What would cause these, and how can I stop them? I feel like I am in a never ending circle, and don't know what to do to control it. This never happened before the surgery. I was wondering if the main cause was the lack of a uterus where more bacteria may live. I have tried the over the counter medications, but it seems like they burn and make it feel irritated.

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It is hard to say why you are getting yeast infections now. It may be related to a poor immune system if you have had cancer. Thrush is notoriously difficult to get rid of, but chcek the archives for measures to prevent recurrences.

Best wishes

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