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Yeast Infection Diagnosis

Proper yeast infection diagnosis is something a lot of vaginal infection sufferers fail to do. This can lead to you giving yourself the wrong treatment, and leaving a more serious infection untreated.

A correct yeast infection diagnosis

A correct yeast infection diagnosis can only be performed by your doctor. That’s even if you’ve suffered from yeast infections before, and you think you know the symptoms when they arise. Many vaginal bacterial infections have very similar symptoms so you can easily get a self diagnosis wrong, and end up treating another infection with a yeast infection treatment.

Your symptoms

You should only ever use your symptoms as a something to tell you that you need to see your doctor. They are not there to tell you what vaginal infection you have. Symptoms you can be suffering from are…

  • Itchy vagina
  • Burning vagina
  • Irritation when urinating
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

These symptoms can be a sign that you’re suffering from any of the following…

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Chlamydia

If you’re suffering from one of these, and you self diagnose a yeast infection you can easily allow permanent damage to happen to your reproductive organs.

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease ( PID ) is an infection that you can get in your reproductive organs if you leave a bacterial infection untreated. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two most common vaginal, bacterial infections that can lead to PID. PID can cause ectopic pregnancies and infertility.

It’s so important that you get a yeast infection diagnosis from your doctor of health practitioner because of what can happen because of a wrong self diagnosis.

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