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Who is at a higher risk of yeast infections in men?

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Men have a higher risk of yeast infection if:

You can also get a yeast infection on your penis through sex. If your partner has one, they could pass it on to you.

  • You’ve been taking antibiotics for a long time
  • You have diabetes
  • You’re overweight
  • Your immune system is weakened (like people who have HIV)
  • You have trouble cleaning yourself

From: Can Men Get Yeast Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Fungal Diseases: Genital/Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC).”

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Mayo Clinic, “Male Yeast Infection: How Can I Tell If I Have One?”

NHS Choices: “Thrush in Men -- Symptoms.”

Clinical Microbiology Reviews“Candida : Infections of the Genitourinary Tract.”

Medscape: “Balanitis Clinical Presentation.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Can Yeast Infections be Passed on From a Woman to a Man During Sex?”

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: “Balanitis.”

Health Service Executive: “Candidiasis, Men.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Fungal Diseases: Genital/Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC).”

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Mayo Clinic, “Male Yeast Infection: How Can I Tell If I Have One?”

NHS Choices: “Thrush in Men -- Symptoms.”

Clinical Microbiology Reviews“Candida : Infections of the Genitourinary Tract.”

Medscape: “Balanitis Clinical Presentation.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Can Yeast Infections be Passed on From a Woman to a Man During Sex?”

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: “Balanitis.”

Health Service Executive: “Candidiasis, Men.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 6, 2019

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