Yeast Infection and Periods

Candidiasis is a common ailment, which is likely to occur in every woman at least once in her life. It is caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans that occurs naturally in us all. When the fungus in the vagina has been escalated to grow too much, it causes a vaginal yeast infection.

The symptoms and the cause

Candidiasis symptoms of infection are intense itching and burning, as well as chunky vaginal discharge. The vulva mucous membranes may show redness and small ulcers. Abdominal pain and fever don’t belong to the symptoms, and if they occur you should contact a physician. The triggering factor for causing infection is not always recognized, but, for example, antibiotics, pregnancy, as well as extensive use of non-breathable panty liners and pads can trigger it. Also artificial fibers and ill-breathable underwear predispose to infection. The yeast can also spread from the rectum into the vagina, so after a toilet visit always wipe from front to back.

Since the symptoms of yeast infection are also similar to many other diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or infections, over-the-counter medication should be carefully considered, especially if the yeast infection occurs for the first time. Also, people under 16 and over 60 years of age should see a doctor in case of symptoms.

Treatment

For the treatment of vaginal yeast infection, vaginal suppositories and oral pills on prescription and non-prescription can be found in pharmacies. Vaginal suppositories are used for 1-3 days, even during menstruation. A variety of creams can handle itching of the vulva area. Asymptomatic inflammatory yeast does not need to be treated.

For self-treatment good personal hygiene and a low sugar diet are of paramount importance, because yeast feeds on sugar. Poorly breathable menstrual pads, panty liners and synthetic fibrous underwear poach the lower end, and the yeast gets a favorable moist substrate.

Yeast infection and menstruation

Candidiasis may erupt during menstruation. In this case, it is essential to use the most breathable underwear as well as see to adequate hygiene. However, the lower end must not be washed and scrubbed too much, so washing with water or a mild detergent with a pH less than 7 is good to remember. Often, however, plain water is best.

During infection, the use of menstrual pads and panty liners should be avoided, because they do not breathe, and thus poach the lower end promoting the growth of yeast. The cup is the best menstrual protection with the yeast infection, as it allows the lower end to breathe and does not disturb the natural moisture balance.

If the infection is internal and the yeast medicine cannot be orally taken or a vaginal suppository in addition to the pill has been prescribed, it should be used in the evenings. In this case, the use of a tampon or cup is not recommended but as menstrual protection cotton pads can be used since they protect and allow the bottom end to breathe. A yeast infection can also affect a man, so if there is a yeast infection going on, it is recommended to use condoms when having sex.

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Hi Monique! It’s best to contact Azo for information regarding their products. <3
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor June 29, 2021

Hi Can Azo Yeast Plus delay your period?

Monique June 29, 2021

I have had my yeast infection for about 3 days no, I’m supposed to get my period today but it hasn’t come yet? could the yeast infection done something there interrupting my cycle?

adilene bueno December 02, 2020

Hi Tatyana! If you are feeling concerned it is always best to consult a doctor. As we are not medical professionals we unfortunately cannot offer diagnosis.
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor November 23, 2020

I haven’t had my period in a while and I have a yeast infection. Is my yeast infection causing my period to delay? Should I go see a doctor?

Tatyana November 23, 2020

Hi Brianna! We recommend reaching out to Flex customer service and they’ll be better able to assist you with your request. :)
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor September 28, 2020

Can I use my flex disk if I just started my period and also have a yeast infection. I have the vaginally suppositories mouth when I insert them at night should I take my disk out

Brianna September 28, 2020

Hi, Alison! A yeast infection should not interfere with your period. However, if you are concerned about the delayed period it is best to consult a doctor as we are not healthcare professionals. <3
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor September 24, 2020
Can a yeast infection, and using vaginal medication, delay your period?
Alison September 24, 2020

Hi, Trinity! It’s best to consult your doctor about prolonged vaginal itching. As we are not medical professionals we cannot offer diagnosis.
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor September 23, 2020

Hi, Kathy! So sorry to hear about the yeast infection! Unfortunately we cannot assist with yeast infection treatment as we are not medical professionals. We recommend consulting your doctor so that you can be sure to clear the infection. :)
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Lunette Menstrual Mentor September 23, 2020

6th day with yeast infection. And first day having my period. I’m treating it daily. How long will this infection take to go away:( ?!?

Kathy Ramirez September 23, 2020

Hi, I still have a itch in my prepuce and it’s been 8 days and my period is still on

Trinity September 23, 2020

Hi Alanna! A period does not clear a yeast infection. You will need to treat the yeast infection like you normally would for it to clear. :)

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Lunette Menstrual Mentor July 31, 2020

how long after I have my period should my yeast infection clear up? its been a couple days and I’m still experiencing symptoms

alanna July 27, 2020

If I have a yeast infection during my period, and after still, can the period blood that’s being flushed out after your period affect the color of discharge from your yeast infection? Because the blood at the end of a period is like brownish red?

Ash July 01, 2020

Hi Ny!
So sorry to hear you’re having to deal with BV- that’s no fun!
Unfortunately we cannot diagnose reasons for why it might have occurred as we are not medical professionals. We encourage you to reach back out to your doctor and let them know you feel the infection has recurred.

Wishing you all the best!
-Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor February 12, 2020

Hey I am 20 years old and I went to my doctor because a few weeks after my period I had notice a weird discharge. I went to my doctor and she told me it was BV and prescribed me medication. My doctor asked me if I was sexually active and I get nervous when she ask. Now I was doing well after I completed the medications. It was been a while since I have seen my doctor and I think it’s back. Should I ask my doctor to refill my prescription? Or is it because I am sexually active?

Ny February 12, 2020

Hi Alliyah!

If you’ve been experiencing some light bleeding that is pinkish or brownish in color and you’re expecting your period in 5 days, then you’ve been experiencing pre-period spotting. It is very common and perfectly normal! :) However, if you’re experiencing something on concern we recommend consulting your doctor.

Best,
Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor December 28, 2019

Hi is normal that 2 days after my yeast infection is gone, it has started my period 5 days early?

Alliyah December 28, 2019

Hi Moneà,

It is best to visit a doctor so that they can properly diagnose you for a yeast infection and offer the best treatment plan for you. :)

Best,
Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor December 01, 2019

Hi Lisa,

We’re so sorry to hear you keep having this recurring problem, UGH! Unfortunately, we do not have information on this strand of yeast that’s non responsive to the regularly prescribed medication. But we’ll be sure to keep our eyes and ears open about this!

Best,
Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor November 05, 2019

I keep getting yeast infections, I’ve gone to several doctors and an OBGYN and they keep saying It’s a a regular yeast infection that should go away with Diflucan. I’ve had to pop this stuff like skittles and I’ve repeatedly advised them that this medicine does not take it away, it works to help relieve the symptoms but the infection never fully goes away. I do everything right, I wear the proper underwear, I’m extremely clean down there, and I eat a well balanced diet. I did some independent researched and realized there’s another string of yeast that’s non responsive to the regularly prescribed medication. Any insight on this?

Lisa November 05, 2019

Hi Zoe!

Some people experience recurrent yeast infections, it’s best to talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. :)
-Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor October 25, 2019

Hi Nae!

There are many reasons why you might have been experiencing burning in this situation, however if you’re concerned about infection we recommend visiting your doctor, as only a medical professional can make the necessary diagnosis for an infection.

Wishing you all the best!

-Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor October 11, 2019

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