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24 Jul 2006

candida/thrush
Hi
I would lke to know whether the candida can be a harm to pregnancy or can it prevent pregnancy at all? (can one fall pregnant
Also what can i use to remove it? Is candida harmful?

I will appreciate your response.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Thobs

The presence of candida is a common occurence and can event present during pregnancy. It is not a recognised cause of infertility per se.
However, if the vaginal PH is significantly altered by an excessive thrush infection, this may result in sperm penetration problems and may be toxic to the sperm. However, I should stress that this is a fairly rare occurence.
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