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22 Oct 2009

PCOS and recurrent yeast infection
Hi

About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. It seems to be hereditary in my case, since my mother has it as well. My gynae put me on Yasmin. My bloodsugar was also tested as well as my cholestrol. Everything fine.

For years now I have been struggling with recurrent yeast infections. I get rashes all over my body as well as vaginally, orally and anally. I also have IBS (diarrhoea) and I have noticed that bouts of the IBS occur when I have somekind of yeast infection.

This year I had 3 doses of antibiotics in 2 months and my yeast problem got completely out of control. After many anti-fungal treatments I started with the Candida diet, which seems to work although I still get yeast symptoms during my periods.

During this period of time my doctor got a full blood count to check for problems, but all was clean. She also checked my blood sugar, but no problems there.

According to the internet, women with PCOS often have problems with their insulin which could cause yeast infections. Is it possible that I have a problem with my insulin which the normal bloodtest (it was not a fasting test) did not pick up?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You should do a fasting glucose insulin ratio to see if you have a problem with your sugar. Have a look at the Top 5 questions for ways of preventing recurrent thrush.

Best wishes
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