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Vaginal itching with white discharge, cough. Inserted tampon incorrectly. Yeast infection?

I am not sure if i have a yeast infection or not. During my last period I seemed to have inserted a tampon incorrectly and when I took it out it hurt a bit. After that I had intense itching in the groin area which subsided over the next week. It s been about three weeks and there is still some itching and some white discharge . A few days ago I have developed a cough (maybe unrelated but not sure) where I cough up stuff in the morning. I m currently living outside the US so I want to make sure before I go to the drugstore or the doctors to make sure if it is an actual yeast infection or not.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Confirmation of the yeast infection can only be done by a doctor.
A vaginal swab and culture needs to be done, please get that done.
OTC medication might worsen the picture if wrong meds are taken.
Take care.
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