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    hi everyone.
    i went to the doctor two days ago and was diagnosed with a yeast infection and was prescribed a little pink one time pill that was supposed to clear up my infecton in 2 to 5 days...
    i am just curious to know kind of the healing process because now when i go to the bathroom, i have what looks like reddish discharge, as if something were running out of me (sorry a little graphic). it is not a lot and once i wipe once or twice it goes away until i go back to the bathroom.
    is this what happens when a yeast infection heals? i had a little discharge before taking the medicine but now since i have taken it, it seems like there is more.
    thank you for any advice that i will be given.

  • It isn't uncommon to have an increase in discharge while the YI heals...the diflucan is killing off the yeast, and the infection has to come out somehow.

    I'm not 100% sure about the color of the discharge, that's never happened to me personally...but I know that pink/reddish discharge IS a common symptom of a yeast infection for many women, so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

    It may take a few more days for your symptoms to clear up. If they get worse over the next couple of days, or if they're not gone by a week from the day you took the pill, I'd call the doc just to make sure you don't need a second dose or to be seen again.

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    • Diva is right...see your GYN if the condition continues for the full five days...you may need a second prescription...

      As for blood / discharge colour...that too is normal and even when healthy, a monthly discharge can be pinkish sometimes and not a dark red as expected...

      It's wise to always have a followup visit to your GYN after a yeast infection. You should also enquire of douching after your infection is cleared. If you have yeast infection often your GYN may suggest douching at a montly interval using something stronger than the normal over-the-counter douche, but don't try doing things without recommendations from your GYN...

      Gosh, what we girls have to go thru and our men think we have life so easy...grrrrrr....!

      Sandra_does...

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      • oooops...

        I meant to type...
        lafemelle is right...

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        • Douching is not generally a good idea, it upsets the natural balance of the vagina. At one time in my life I had quite a bit of trouble with yeast. No doctor ever suggested douching as a part of treatment.

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          • thank you all for your help. it has made me a little less nervous due to what i had been going through. it has now been 7 days since taking the medication and i am still ecperiencing the heavier discharge. i am setting up an appointment with the doctor tomorrow, since i feel like it is not going away.
            all the typical symptoms of a yeast ingection are gone except for the discharge/ spotting of a brownish/blood sort of color.
            could i be needing another dose of the medication or could there be something worse?
            thank you again!!!

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