When to See a Doctor About a Yeast Infection

When should I see my doctor?

Before using DIFLUCAN ONE, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • you are having your first yeast infection
  • you have frequent vaginal infections
  • you are at increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases, have multiple sexual partners or change partners often
  • you have heart disease
  • using in children less than 12 years old

There have been reports of spontaneous abortion of the fetus or birth defects. If you could become pregnant while taking this medicine, you should consider using a reliable means of contraception for approximately 1 week after the dose. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, contact your doctor.

What should I expect during my visit to the doctor?

When you see your doctor, you can expect your visit to include a medical history and a vaginal exam.

While assessing your medical history, your doctor may ask any or all of the following questions:

What vaginal symptoms do you have?

  • Are you sexually active?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • Do you notice an unusual vaginal smell?
  • How long have you had your symptoms?
  • Do you regularly take any medications or supplements?
  • Have you ever been treated for a vaginal infection?
  • Have you tried to treat your condition with any over-the-counter products?
  • Have you recently taken antibiotics?
  • Do you use scented soap, bubble bath, douche or feminine hygiene spray?

In addition to a vaginal exam, your doctor may want to do a lab test to confirm a yeast infection or rule out other conditions.

  • A vaginal culture using a sample of vaginal discharge can confirm that you have a yeast infection.
What questions should I ask my doctor?

Before your appointment, you may want to make a note of any questions you might want to ask your doctor.

Some questions that you could ask are:

  • How can I prevent yeast infections?
  • Do I need to take medication?
  • Does my partner also need to be tested or treated?
  • Are there any non-prescription products that I can take for my condition?
  • What should I do if my symptoms return after treatment?