Ask Our Experts

Got Questions? We've got answers from experts and parents who've been there.

Can a yeast infection affect my ability to get pregnant?

Can a yeast infection affect my ability to get pregnant?
Submitted by Team

Having had one or more yeast infections should have no impact on your fertility, but you may have trouble getting pregnant while you currently have one. It is possible that the same germ-fighting white blood cells that your immune system sends to help battle the yeast infection may also inadvertently destroy your partner's sperm, which can make getting pregnant more difficult.

Most yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter medications or the prescription pill Diflucan, and usually clear up in a week or less. But if the infection doesn't go away after you've completed the medication, you should go to see your doctor. It's easy to mistake yeast infection symptoms for something else, especially if you don't get them very often. And some other infections that have similar signs -- like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and bacterial vaginosis -- can cause fertility problems if left untreated.

Copyright 2009

The answers from our experts are for educational purposes only. Please always refer to your child's pediatrician and mental health expert for more in-depth advice.

Community Answers2

Answer this Question
Enter an Answer to this Question

500 characters left

Great post, i had terrible yeast infection during my pregnancy and it was really bad. The discharge really made me panic as i was scared about it effecting my pregnancy and it was until i came across this site with great information to cure candida that i got rid of it. Anyone who’s having this problem should visit this site. Here’s the link:
Submitted by mytrafficlyte
I have found some good tips in following link, It may be good for you too,
Submitted by gargsweta69