• Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis is by finding the parasite in the vaginal fluid using a microscope, culturing the vagina or urine, or testing for the parasite's DNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your doctor will be able to test you for this vaginal infection, confirm a diagnosis, and if you do have a vaginal yeast infection provide you with a prescription for an oral medication or recommend an over-the-counter vaginal cream (over-the-counter means that you can purchase your vaginal cream at your local pharmacy without needing a prescription from your doctor). (zarzarmodels.com)
  • candidal
  • Most candidal infections result in minimal complications such as redness, itching, and discomfort, though complications may be severe or even fatal if left untreated in certain populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • walls
  • The closed speculum is inserted into the vagina and then slowly opened to separate the vaginal walls. (ucsb.edu)
  • A speculum will be used to hold apart the vaginal walls so that the inside of the vagina and the cervix can be seen. (psu.edu)
  • endocervical
  • This is the most commonly used method and requires an endocervical, vaginal, or penile swab specimen for examination under a microscope. (wikipedia.org)