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Having recurrent yeast infections. Brownish discharge. Cure?

Hi. So I had a yeast infection about 3 weeks ago....took some diflucan and it went away for the last 2 weeks. I just got over having my period a few days ago and now I m feeling yeast infection type symptoms again? It doesn t itch , but just feels funny and there is a pink/light brown type discharge when I wipe. Thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Abnormal vaginal discharge is a common complaint across all age groups. The discharge may be due to excessive (physiological) formation of secretions or due to an infections. When it is not due to infection, the discharge does not have any foul smell and does not cause irritation and itching. This is called as Leucorrhoea and is seen around ovulation, during sexual excitement and before menstruation. This discharge can be due to hormonal changes also.

Discharge due to infection is foul smelling and causes much irritation. Non-specific vaginitis occurs commonly in debilitated women, pill users, pregnancy and diabetics. Specific infections occur due to candida (fungus), trichomonas or bacteria. Poor hygiene predisposes to such infections.

Lactobacilli (Myconip, vaginal tab) is used to restore vaginal acidity and thus reduce bacterial growth. Lactobacilli is also useful in leucorrhoea and recurrent vaginits. A number of fixed dose combinations or kits are available for treatment of mixed vaginal infections.

High standards of personal hygiene are an essential part of the treatment.

Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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