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I am 48 yrs old, widowed without a partner since 2005. I had a yeast infection 4 months ago and treated with OTC cream and it cleared up. Now my vagina has tunred from pine to white! Not all of it but enought to make me wonder whats up. Is there something else wrong?

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replied September 26th, 2010
Sexual Health - Women Answer A16314
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

The white vagina can be due to low estrogen or due to persisting fungal infection. Yeast infection or thrush is at times very difficult to treat. You may need to take oral antifungal pills twice a week for 3-4 weeks along with local application of antifungal cream. There are many types of antifungals available. Take an OTC antifungal with a combination of two or more anti fungals. Use both oral and local application.

Get serum FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone tested. You may need some hormone supplements or hormone replacement therapy. Take care!

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