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Diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease, yellow discharge. On doxycycline. Worry?

Hi , I was just diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease or (PID) two weeks ago and have taken my 14 day medication I was prescribed ( Doxycycline ) I still have very intense itching and red ness around my vaginal area with the same yellowish discharge . I don t have an appointment with my obgyn doctor for another month. I really want to know what could be the cause of my still itching and redness with the dis charge if I ve taken my full length of prescribed medication. The discharge is now brown , should I contact my doctor for an earlier appointment date or is this common for a women with PID?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

One of the treatment protocols for PID involves the use of the doxycycline for 14 days as you have used. This is combined with a medication called ceftriaxone which is given as one shot at the beginning, in some case one other tablet may be order as well.
The discharge may be due to continued PID which may require additional treatment or due to a yeast infection. The use of antibiotics can result in yeast infections which cause yellow white discharge and pv itching.
If it is not possible to get an earlier appointment, you may want to consider visiting your local pharmacy for a topical treatment for candidiasis to see if it is contributing to the symptoms.

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Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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