April 19, 2014
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Yeast Infection

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When should I see my doctor?

Some yeast infections can be treated at home without a doctor's visit. But for others, a doctor's visit is very important! Do you know when you should see your doctor?

It's time for a visit to your doctor if:

  • you have never had a yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor before or your symptoms are different from what you've experienced in the past
  • this is your first yeast infection
  • you're having frequent or recurrent yeast infections (at least 4 yeast infections in the past year)
  • the treatment you tried for your yeast infection didn't work
  • your last yeast infection was less than two months ago
  • you think you might have a sexually transmitted infection (STI, also known by the older term STD)
  • you have fever, pelvic pain, or a coloured or unpleasant-smelling discharge
  • you are under 12 years old
  • you are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • you have diabetes or a health condition that weakens the immune system

Fill out the "Doctor Discussion Guide" to help you during your appointment.

Nervous about talking to your doctor?

If you need to see your doctor about your yeast infection, you may feel embarrassed or uncertain about talking to your doctor.

Nervous about talking to your doctor? Fill out the Doctor Discussion Guide and bring it to your visit.

But it doesn't have to be that way! Fill out the "Doctor Discussion Guide" and bring it to your doctor's visit. It will help broach the subject, help you organize yourinformation, and do some of the talking for you.

Together, you and your doctor can decide if you have a vaginal yeast infection and which treatment option is best for you.

Written and reviewed by the MediResource Clinical Team


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