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If It Isn’t A Yeast Infection Then What Is It

A lady has sent an email in asking “If it isn’t a yeast infection, what is it?”

Only your doctor can tell you

The first thing I advised this lady to do ( and any one reading who is in this situation ) was go and see her/your doctor immediately. If anyone suspects that their vaginal infection isn’t a yeast infection then you need an instant diagnosis so something serious doesn’t happen to you, or your unborn child if you are pregnant.

What it could be

Your vaginal infection could be any one of the following…

     

  • Vulvitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Bacterial vaginosis

If you have any of these vaginal infections, and they are not treated correctly as soon as possible, complications can occur later. If you’re pregnant something could happen to your unborn child especially if your pregnancy is in the early stages. This isn’t written to frighten you in any way it is just the facts.

If you’re not pregnant you can still have damage done to your reproductive organs.

Self diagnosis

Many women self diagnose themselves and get the diagnosis wrong. They just naturally assume an itch in the vaginal area is a yeast infection. Even if you have suffered from a yeast infection in the past, and you think the symptoms you are experiencing are another yeast infection it is a good idea to see your doctor before any treatment is used. All vaginal bacterial infections have similar symptoms so it could be another vaginal infection that you are suffering from.

What your doctor will do

Seeing your doctor first allows them to take a sample of the bacteria that is present in your vagina, and then they can run tests to see what strain of bacteria you have in yourself that is causing the infection.

This can feel like an embarrassing situation for many women which is why most choose the self diagnosis route.

If you suspect you have an infection that isn’t a yeast infection then please see your doctor.

I hope this has helped some of you make that decision. Your health is more important to you than the embarrassment of seeing your doctor.


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