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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can taking vitamin d supplements cause vaginal thrush and uti's?

    I have been taking regular vitamin d supplements and have developed vaginal thrush and uti's, this is the only thing I am doing differently. I have now had two in three weeks and on second course of treatment.
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    Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    From the research there is no evidence that Vit. D supplements can cause either thrush of urinary tract infections
    Around one in two women and one in 20 men will get a UTI in their lifetime
    Urine is normally sterile, which means it doesn’t contain any bacteria, fungus or viruses. To infect the urinary system, a micro-organism usually has to enter through the urethra. The most common bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli). It is usually spread to the urethra from the anus (opening in the back passage).
    Chlamydia can cause urethritis in both men and women. and is sexually transmitted. Sexually active women are vulnerable to UTIs because the urethra is only 4 cm long and bacteria have only this short distance to travel from the outside to the inside of the bladder.
    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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