Seriously, you really need to look

This is a story that was told to me some years ago.

A woman went to her physician with vaginal itching for several days and one episode of some white discharge. The physician took only an oral history.

“Do I have a yeast infection?”

“From what you’re describing, it doesn’t sound like a yeast infection to me. It could be bacterial. It could be other things. Let me prescribe you some medications.”

“Can you at least take a look since I came all this way?”

“OK.”

“Thanks.”

A speculum and an actual exam later…

“Err… you do have a yeast infection. Let me change that prescription.”

3 thoughts on “Seriously, you really need to look”

  1. Um, I don’t know what the detailed history was, but “itching and white discharge” sure sounds like a yeast infection to me…

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