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Vaginal Yeast Infection

Alternate Names : Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Vaginal Yeast Infection | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

Diagnosis of a vaginal yeast infection begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may do a pelvic exam and Pap smear to rule out other infections. A sample of the vaginal discharge may be sent to the lab to check for Candida and other organisms.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 05/07/01

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