What causes vaginal yeast infections?
- What Causes Vaginal Yeast Infections?
- The lining of the vagina becomes infected with a fungus called Candida Albicans (normally present in the intestines).
- Certain conditions may increase its growth
- Recent antibiotics
- Recent steroid medications (like prednisone)
- Sexual exposure to a partner with a yeast infection
- Abnormal vaginal pH
Features of vaginal yeast infections:
- Vaginal itching
- As many as half of women with vaginal itching do not have a vaginal yeast infection
- White, thick, clumpy “cottage cheese” discharge
- No unusual odor
- Minor redness, swelling and irritation of the outside of the vagina (labia)
- Vaginal burning or pain with intercourse
- May also be signs of other conditions that would require an in-person examination by a licensed medical provider
What can I expect?
- Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
- This anti-fungal medication has a very high cure rate
- Symptoms should improve within 1-2 days
- Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit
What happens next?
- Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
- Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
- Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
- Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
- You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
- Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
- A copy of any lab orders will be sent directly to you for added convenience
- If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
- Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential
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