Vaginal yeast infection can be diagnosed clinically upon examination but many other conditions such as other vaginal infections, allergic reaction or sensitivity and eczema can cause similar symptoms. Your doctor may recommend tests to confirm the diagnosis.
History and physical examination: Your doctor will take a detailed history of your signs and symptoms. The doctor may ask questions such as:
Test to confirm the diagnosis: Vaginal yeast infection causes cheesy white discharge, but many women may not have discharge or the consistency may be different. Your doctor may recommend urine tests and samples of any discharge to confirm the diagnosis.
If needed your doctor may recommend other tests to confirm if some other condition such as other vaginal infections, allergic reaction, or eczema is causing your symptoms.