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Can Yeast Infection Cause Pelvic Pain?

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The human body is an amazing thing. All around us, on a daily basis, our bodies are assaulted by bacteria, viruses and fungus. When our immune systems are fighting at full force these tiny organisms do little more than become a small irritant. However, when our immune systems are also fighting off the effects of diabetes, HIV, long-term antibiotic use or even the stress of being pregnant, other bacteria, viruses or fungi are able to grow on check this within our bodies causing illness and disease.

Yeast commonly live in the intestinal tract helping the body to digest foods. The yeast growth is kept in check by specific types of bacteria which are affected when the immune system is no longer fully functional. At this time the yeast is able to grow faster and further than it would normally. This overgrowth increases the potential that the yeast will leak from the intestinal tract and grow in other areas of the body such as the sinuses, vaginal tract or lungs.

There are many different complications that can happen when he begins to grow unchecked. People with systemic yeast infections often have a myriad of symptomatology which can be difficult to diagnose. Before an infection gets a war or if it’s important to recognize the symptoms and avoid any complications such as pelvic pain related to yeast infections.

Pelvic pain is not always the most common symptom of a yeast infection in the vaginal area. More often there is a triad of symptoms which include odor, thick white discharge or itching and burning. When signs and symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are present and the wall then it is relatively certain that the symptoms are from a yeast infection there are specific over the counter treatments which may be tried.

However, if a woman as pelvic pain associated with a vaginal yeast infection it will be necessary to seek the advice of her healthcare practitioner. This is because the pelvic pain may be associated with another illness or condition and not be a result of the vaginal yeast infection.

A symptom of chronic pelvic pain include pain during sexual intercourse, cramping, a feeling of heaviness or sharp pressure inside the pelvis, intermittent paying a dull ache, or pain during bowel movements. Likely causes Ford tell the pain include endometriosis, spasms of the pelvic floor, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome, or interstitial cystitis.

Because there are so many causes for chronic pelvic pain your healthcare practitioner will likely order a series of tests to determine the source of the problem and not automatically determine that pelvic pain is caused from yeast infection.

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