What I Learned About Yeast Inf At 5 Wks

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Trying to help - May 3

I thought I would share my experience to help others. Today I went to the dr. with symptoms of a yeast infection. (except no discharge or smell, sorry that is gross!) We have all had them so you know what it is like. I am 5 weeks pregnant and the dr. said to use over the counter Monistat 3. It is safe for early pregnancy if you use the 3 doses kind. (generic included) She told me the prescription kind was too strong to use. I am not encouraging a self diagonosis sp?. Just thought you all might like to know about this subject.

 

You've Helped! - May 3

I have had similar symptoms - with no discharge or smell - it must be common in pregnancy? Did you dr say anything about that? I see mine on friday, so I am going to wait to see what he says. GL to you!

 

dd - May 3

Hello, ladies! I have also been having similar symptoms for the last few weeks (I am currently 11 wks along). My test for an yeast infection came back positive and I was prescribed Terconazole Vaginal Cream (0.4%) as a safer alternative to Monistat. I was told that the OTC Monistat 7 was also safe. The doctor advised me to use the cream primarily 'on the outside' during the first trimester and not to insert the applicator all the way up (as the instructions on the box state). She also told me that this is a very common time for such an infection to occur due to big hormonal changes in the body, and it may be hard to completely eliminate yeast infections throughout pregnancy as they tend to recur. If you have symptoms of itchiness, accompanied by clumpy discharge or smell, it may be a good idea to check it out at your doctor's office before self-medicating in order to eliminate other possible causes (e.g. bacterial vaginosis) as they would require a different course of treatment. I hope that helps. Good luck to everyone!

 

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