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for Vaginitis

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Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)  Depends on type:
  Yeast - Control any precipitating factors. Eliminate all unnecessary antibiotics, control diabetes if present, optimize immunosuppressant disease if applicable and possible. Avoid 1- and 3-day topical treatment (use 7-day)
2)  BV:
  Use oral metronidazole for 7 days
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Perform yeast culture to confirm presence of yeast. Most patients referred for yeast vaginitis do not have yeast vaginitis. If yeast culture performed, have lab identify species of yeast present. Treat with appropriate anti-fungal.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe If chronic condition, within 4 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry results to clinic appointment
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Clinic Location Sites Briarwood Center for Women, Children, and Young Adults
Brighton Health Center
Canton Health Center
East Ann Arbor Health Center
Von Voitlander Women’s Hospital
West Ann Arbor Health Center
UM Consulting Physician Gynecology faculty
Revised on: 12/30/2014

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