Even though symptoms may be present, confirmation of a vaginal yeast infection must be done by microscopically examining vaginal secretions. This is usually performed in conjunction with a pelvic exam.
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Yes. Vaginal yeast infections are easily treated.
Fungal. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida albicans.
Antifungal Medication. Oral, topical and suppository treatments are available.
Varies. Dependent entirely on the medication used.
Yes. Sexual activity can be resumed as soon as comfortable, however condom use is suggested until the infection is cured.
Yes. 40-45% of women will have more than one yeast infection in their lifetime.