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Over the summer, I was experiencing some yeast infection-like symptoms. I finally went in to see a doctor, and had to take a urine and swab test, as well as a pelvic exam. I was diagnosed with both a bacterial infection and a yeast infection, and was given 1 dose of Azithromycin and two Diflucan pills to get rid of the infections. I took the medication, and things started to get better.

But I am still afraid that I have something else. I did have unprotected sex this summer, and though I don't have that many symptoms right now, my discharge is still a bit off to me. I am on the birth control pill, so I don't know if that could be it. Anyways, my question is, since I had a urine and swab test performed, and a pelvic exam done, am I pretty much in the clear?

I am going back to the doctor on January 22nd, so I will find out for sure. But I am a little scared, and researching the internet isn't helping.

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Robin Lee
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HI AleseMiller08 and welcome to scarleteen,

Doctors don't always test for STIs unless that possibility is specifically discussed, so I would suggest asking if your doctor tested for STIs, and if they didn't, to request STI testing. During the appointment where you were diagnosed with the infections, did your doctor ask you about your sexual history?


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Not during that appointment, no. But my doctor does know I was sexually active prior to the exam (like, four months before it), so I'm not sure if I was tested for STIs or not.
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Since you're not sure if they did or not, and we can't know either, I'd suggest calling up your doctor to ask whether they did or not. And if not, like Robin said, you can ask for one then.

I'd also suggest trying to avoid researching things on the internet as much as possible, or at the very least just limit your research to sites that are reliable like medical sites. There's a lot of completely incorrect information out there and it's probably not going to help you feel better about this to read a story that you can't even be sure is true [Smile]

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