How is a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed?

A vaginal yeast infection is diagnosed by your healthcare provider. You will need to go in for an appointment and discuss your symptoms. Your healthcare provider may need to take a sample of discharge from your vagina to confirm the yeast infection. The combination of your symptoms and the sample of discharge will tell your healthcare provider what type of yeast infection you have and help determine the best way to treat the infection.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/26/2019.

References

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaginal Candidiasis. Accessed 10/28/2019.
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Vaginitis. Accessed 10/28/2019.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. Vaginal Yeast Infections. Accessed 10/28/2019.

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