Most fertility treatments involve the use of fertility medications, like Clomid, to induce ovulation and to improve the quality and the quantity of eggs and to facilitate implantation. Treatment is always individualized; so each woman's experience with these drugs can be different. Some women do not experience any side effects while taking these medications. It is possible that the hormonal peak just before ovulation causes changes of the vaginal pH making it more susceptible to yeast infection. Around the time of ovulation it is normal to have an increase in vaginal discharge. At times, there can also be some itching or irritation from the wetness related to the discharge which are normal cyclic changes. But, it is recommended that you visit a physician to rule out yeast infection. The physician will check the vaginal discharge under the microscope for presence of yeast. The mental stress associated with trying to get pregnant may also make a woman more susceptible to yeast infections.
It has been seen that any change in balance between progesterone and estrogen promotes yeast overgrowth. It does not matter which hormone is in excess. High levels of progesterone increases the amount of vaginal sugar and increases the pH of the vaginal secretion, promoting yeast overgrowth. Estrogen apparently makes the yeast adhere to the vaginal walls and promotes their growth.
Yeast infections are rampant particularly in modern society due to decreased immunity to infections. Poor choice of foods, indiscriminate use of antibiotics, and increase in incidence of HIV, diabetes and other diseases, stress of living, all render a person more susceptible to yeast infections. Yeast infection caused by Clomid has a wide variety of symptoms and is often misdiagnosed. We often run to physicians when symptoms trouble us. Physicians try to suppress the symptoms with medications without treating the cause. This leads to further deterioration in health. The only way out of this rigmarole is holistic medicine. Its aim is to eliminate the factors which caused the symptoms. These may be physical, mental, or emotional. These are rectified to promote cure and good health.