You have lower belly or pelvic pain, fever,
and unusual vaginal discharge.
You have pain or bleeding during or after
sex, and a lubricant does not help.
Your vaginal discharge smells bad or
does not look normal.
You think you have a yeast infection but
are not sure.
You know you have a yeast infection, and
nonprescription medicine does not clear
it up in 3 or 4 days.
You think you may have a sexually
transmitted infection. Your sex partner(s) may need to be
You get yeast infections often and are
not taking antibiotics. This can be a sign
of diabetes or other problems.
You are or may be pregnant and have
symptoms of a vaginal infection (pain,
redness, itching, smelly discharge).
You have symptoms of a urinary tract
infection (pain or burning, frequent urge
Your vagina is dry and irritated, and a
lubricant does not help.
If you plan to see a doctor, do not douche,
use vaginal creams, or have sex for
48 hours before your appointment.
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June 04, 2014
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