Yeast Infections | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes yeast infections?

The acidic balance of the vagina can be changed by your period (menstruation), pregnancy, diabetes, douche products, some antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids. Moisture and irritation of the vagina also seem to encourage yeast to grow.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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