Genital infections can be extremely uncomfortable physically, but they’re not so comfortable to talk about either. Especially sitting in a clinic with a bustling waiting room outside and the remainder of the busy day you have to get back to. However, it’s more stressful when you don’t know what you have.
Fortunately, TelMDCare makes it possible for you to book your virtual gynecology appointments and attend them wherever you like. This is incredibly helpful for gynecology appointments because patients can be in a space they feel comfortable in.
In addition, if you think about it, a trip to the GP tends to consume a lot of the day. It’s not the actual session, but with the travel, the inevitable wait time, and the dressing and undressing, the minutes add up. When you see an online doctor, you just have to answer a call, and when you finish, you’re back in your house.
All that efficiency with no compromise on the quality of care is hard to say no to. Furthermore, if you’re experiencing pain and itchiness, then transit is more than a minor inconvenience. It could cause further irritation to the vaginal tissue.
With virtual healthcare, patients can focus on getting their rest without worrying about paying for a house call. Affordable online healthcare is the best way for you to make sure that you have your health managed.
So if something doesn’t feel right, and you think it’s a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis, you shouldn’t be scared to find out. The sooner you have a proven diagnosis from an internal medicine doctor, the sooner you can get treatment.
If you’d like to get an idea of what to expect, then here’s what you need to know:
There is an overlap between the symptoms of the two. All bodies are different, but here are some of the common signs:
- Gray, white, or green vaginal discharge
- A bad vaginal odor
- A burning sensation while urinating
- Itching in the vagina and the vulva
- Inflammation or irritation
- A burning sensation during intercourse or urination
- swelling in the vulva
- soreness in the vagina
- A vaginal rash
- An odorless, white discharge
It’s important to note as you read the above that contrary to popular belief, the vulva isn’t the same as the vagina. The vagina is the internal channel in the body that leads to the uterus, and the vulva is external.
Both infections result from an overgrowth of bacteria that are naturally occurring in the vagina.
There’s no one cause for this, as it happens when the “bad” bacteria outnumber the “good” bacteria. While this is still under exploration by the scientific community, it’s established that douching and using soap on the vulva doesn’t help.
They might be considered hygiene practices, but they upset the natural balance and pH of the vagina.
Yeast infections result from:
- A weakened immune system
- Untreated diabetes
- A side effect of birth control or hormonal pills
Your telemedicine doctor will prescribe ointments or pills, or perhaps just treat the underlying issue. The most important reason to get any itchiness or irritation checked out is that the infection can spread and because you might be missing the bigger picture.
As seen above, a yeast infection can be due to diabetes, and type 2 diabetes is slow to show symptoms. Having the infection seen during a medical consultation could put you and your doctor in a position to limit the damage.
The fact is, if your body does anything that you can’t explain, then you should consult a professional. TelMDCare makes patients feel comfortable by catering to their needs and being accessible everywhere. When you choose their services, you can book a doctor’s appointment online for a sinus infection, get UTI online treatment, and check in with a virtual doctor for allergies. You’ll find that making the switch to telemedicine makes you far more proactive with your health, and you’ll save plenty.
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About The Author
Martha Vince is an OB who retired early after experiencing a health scare herself. She now works part-time as a school nurse but is also getting an M.A in Gender Studies. When she gets time in between, she likes to spend it on the couch with a good book. She and her husband also host a game night every Friday.