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Recurring Yeast Infection

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 12, 2021 4:55 AM

Anonymous 5 days

Hi doctors. I am 25 years old woman, and I may have a recurring yeast infection but not too sure if it is a yeast infection.

I got checked with my OBGYN on the 14 December. Took the vaginal inserts, and one week later I got my menstrual.

Once my menstrual was completed, 1-2 days after, the infection came back. So I bought an over the counter Clotrimazole 500mg. It cured for 1-2 weeks but now I think it may be coming back. It is not itchy, no pain, and no watery discharge for this round though, but there is oatmeal-like discharge, and not as thick as my first infection.

I’ve made an appointment for this coming week, but I am afraid it could be something else. Could it be bacterial vaginosis/or am I by any chance diabetic? Please help!

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 5 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

Worried of the discharge? Get the right feminine care for you

Based on your description, the symptoms you are experiencing can be due to several factors such as:

  • Fungal infection such as candidiasis
  • Bacterial vaginosis due to over-cleaning the vaginal area
  • HPV infection
  • Genital herpes infection
  • Skin condition such as eczema or lichen planus

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Seek help from a gynaecologist to lessen your worry regarding your vaginal discharge.

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