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i went to my doctor's on friday and she said that i had some swelling and redness, checked it out a little bit more and told me that i had a yeast infection. i was prescribed this single pill, it wasn't what she had originally prescribed, something the pharmacy gave me instead. so, i took the pill and it still hasn't gone away. she did say that it would appear to have gone away in 3 days and would be completely gone in 5. well, it's been 3, the unusual discharge seems to be gone, it's just clearish now, but the redness and what i believe to be as swelling is still there. i don't really know what it looked like down there, so i don't know if i'm back to normal, but i don't believe so. what do you think the doctor is going to tell me to do if it hasn't gone away by day 5? also, i was supposed to have my period on this saturday or next (the reason i don't know is because mine is very spaztic) so my doctor told me if after my period i still suspected to have an infection, then i should come back. if my period doesn't start by day 5, do you think i should make an appointment asap?
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also, i was wondering if it screws up your period? such as delaying it, shorter, longer, etc?
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Illness or infection in general can delay a period, as can stress from illness.

Have you had a pregnancy risk, per concern about your period? If so, were you also fully checked for STIs at your docs via blood, urine and pap tests?

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my doctor said that it was too early for a pap test because i haven't been having sex for very long (maybe 2 months) and since i had a yeast infection and the area was extremely tender, she said that i should wait until my next appointment (december). they took a blood and urine sample too.
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Yes, but all menstruating women should have annual GYN care, whether they're sexually active or not. Pap smears, yes, aren't needed until you've been sexually active, but that other care is.

But it sounds like maybe she DID do those necessary bits already?

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Sometimes it takes a couple of days for your body to heal back up after the infection has subsided. So in other words, the discharge was part of what was causing your irritation. Even though your discharge may have normalized already or may normalize within the next day or so, it may take your tissues another few days to heal (IF your swelling, etc. were truly related to a yeast infection).

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