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Can taking Anastrozole cause recurring yeast infections

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Can taking Anastrozole cause recurring yeast infections?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Why are you taking Anastrozole?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I had breast cancer . It was removed and now I am on anastrozole for 5 years. I started it in January
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
What you probably have from taking this medication is a decreased immune response so hence you can get a yeast infection secondarily due to this.
And, it is not uncommon to have to take a weekly dose of Diflucan to keep the yeast infection away.
Also, I would recommend that you take and use RepHresh with Lactobaccilus acidophilus pills (and place one pill in the vagina) every morning and this should help.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
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