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How To Tell If You Have A Yeast Infection

I’m asked a lot, how to tell if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms are a guide only

The symptoms of a yeast infection are to be used as a guide only. These are…

  • Vaginal itching and soreness
  • Rash on outer lips of the vagina, and head of the penis on men
  • White vaginal discharge that has a yeast aroma
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain when having sexual intercourse

These symptoms are in no way a accurate way to tell if you have a yeast infection. Thousands of women every month self diagnose themselves from a list of symptoms on the internet, or from someone they know, and they get it wrong. This can lead to damage to your reproductive organs if you have another bacterial infection that doesn’t get treated in time.

See your doctor for a diagnosis

The only way to tell if you have a yeast infection is to visit your doctor. Even your doctor won’t diagnose you on your symptoms, he or she will test the bacteria inside of your vagina to conform what bacterial infection you have.

Many women are too embarrassed to see their doctor due to the nature of the examination, but it is something that needs to be done for a correct diagnosis. It’s better to be embarrassed for a few minutes, and not have any regrets later. Another type of vaginal infection could effect the rest of your life.

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