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Should I Got To A Doctor or Is It Unnecessary?

Published: June 18, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Im 16 years old and I have been dealing with this problem for about two months now. I seem to find a cottage cheese kind of substance in my underwear but it only occurs when I go outside with my friends. Is this a yeast infection? I also use to expeirence iching on my vagina but again this only occurs in public and not when I'm at home. Should i go to a doctor or is it unnecessary?
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Dear Should I Go To A Doctor or Is It Unnecessary?,

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the symptoms of a yeast infection are as follows:

The most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina.

Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during sex
  • Soreness
  • A thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell

 

You may have only a few of these symptoms. They may be mild or severe.

Since you have experienced itchiness around the vagina, as well as a cottage cheese like vaginal discharge, it is certainly possible that you may have a yeast infection. However, while you do have symptoms that could indicate a yeast infection, TeenHealthFX cannot make a definitive diagnosis online. Therefore, FX does recommend that you meet with a doctor who can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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