This is the ultimate vaginal war!
How do you determine if it is a yeast infection so that you can battle it with an anti-fungal or bacterial vaginosis in which case you need an antibiotic? There are 2 total and completely treatments and many patients self diagnose incorrectly.
We diagnose by looking at symptoms, discharge and pH.
Yeast is associated more often with symptoms of itching and burning whereas BV typically may have some burning or not much of symptoms at all, however BV typically has a fowl yellow, or grey discharge. Yeast usually has no odor and a white cottage cheesy discharge.
Normal vaginal pH is 3.8 -4.2. And ph > 4.5 is found in 80% – 90% of patients with BV. The ph usually remains normal with yeast infections.
So treatment is easy it’s just determining if you need anti-funginal or antibiotic.
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