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Hi there. Have you been having any abnormal vaginal discharge? Did the doctor you saw test you for a yeast infection?
Yeast infections are very common. Are you willing to try an over-the-counter topical cream?
Many women self treat for vaginal yeast infections using monistat cream. It is available at most drugstores and is used for either 3 days or 7 days depending on which one you choose. There are creams and vaginal suppositories that both work equally well.
If it is fungal in nature (i.e. a yeast infection) it should clear completely. If it doesn't there is either a resistant strain (which is not too common) or your symptoms are from something else.
You could either retreat with a diferent agent, or return to your GP or GYN and ask for a repeat test. There is also a pill available (fluconazole) that you only have to take once to clear a yeast infection.
A resistant strain is one that has figured out a way around the antifungal cream such that it does not clear completely.
Absolutely, though the pill requires a prescription.
You're welcome. Hope all works out for the best. Be sure to follow up with your GP if things do not improve.