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hi - it seems that when my girlfriend and I have we both

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hi - it seems that when my girlfriend and I have sex we both seem to get thrush - I suffer when I have antibiotics but haven't had it for years she had it we think from HRT = we haven't seen each other for over a year both had no symptoms - but now having had holiday together she has symptoms ????? any advice
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

please enter chat

Customer:

hi do you have any advice

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi I'm Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, MD :

Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Ron

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Ron. Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

So, who had it first this time?

Dr. Phil, MD :

I am not understanding

Customer:

she discovered she had it after we had been together the first time 2 years ago but she had just started HRT so we put it down to that - I got the symptoms a few days later - we just had a holiday together - neither of us have had any symptoms for 2 years since last time we had sex - but now we have a - by the way we live 1800km apaert so only meet up every year or so

Dr. Phil, MD :

Okay and your question is could this be due to HRT?

Customer:

not sure but I had no symptoms and neither did she but since having sex it has come back

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, I agree.

Dr. Phil, MD :

The HRT likely triggered it

Dr. Phil, MD :

Then it was transferred to you via sex.

Customer:

what as well as the sex ???

Dr. Phil, MD :

Nothing, that is it

Customer:

but why would she have no symptoms while on HRT for the last two years but as soon as we had sex it apears

Dr. Phil, MD :

sex can alter the vaginal bacteria

Dr. Phil, MD :

and pH balance

Dr. Phil, MD :

This causes the yeast to grow

Dr. Phil, MD :

the HRT does that too

Dr. Phil, MD :

so combination of those two and boom! thrush

Dr. Phil, MD :

you there ron?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

Does this make sense?

Customer:

yes thanks its a bit depressing however is there any way to prevent this in the future

Dr. Phil, MD :

try to wash well after intercourse

Dr. Phil, MD :

don't use any kind of lubricants if you can avoid it

Dr. Phil, MD :

and no antibiotics

Customer:

ok thanks all makes sense im actually on the phone to Australia as we speak

Dr. Phil, MD :

welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

would you mind rating me positive before leaving Ron?

Customer:

ok

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