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Bacterial Vaginosis Problem

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  • Posted By: AutumLeaves
  • April 20, 2009
  • 11:44 PM

Alright. I've been dating this guy/trying to date for a while now that I've been emotionally involved with for over a year, and we've had sex about 3 times since February. Once I didn't have any problems, the second time I got a BV infection and treated it (March) and now the third time I think I'm getting symptoms (slight irritation on outer labia, excessive discharge again (but I always seem to have -alot- of discharge normally). I don't use a condom normally, because I'm allergic to latex and polyurethane are expensive, and he doesn't come in me (I was on BC those times we did have sex, however). The thing is, he has a gf (Yeah, I know, bad >>). They don't have sex very often because their relationship is really weird and strange that way, but I haven't asked (an quite frankly don't want to ask because the jealousy kicks in, but might have to anyways).

Is it possible that he's passing the infection back and forth, and it's just not affecting her or something? This is really frustrating as my vagina is just super sensitive to anything I put in it--go on antibiotics, bam, yeast infection. Use latex condoms, bam, yeast infections. Use nonoxyl-9 spermicide, yeast infection. I only have 3 days left of college, so I'll be going back home to Tennessee and I have a doctor there so I might get it checked out there again.

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  • Alright. I've been dating this guy/trying to date for a while now that I've been emotionally involved with for over a year, and we've had sex about 3 times since February. Once I didn't have any problems, the second time I got a BV infection and treated it (March) and now the third time I think I'm getting symptoms (slight irritation on outer labia, excessive discharge again (but I always seem to have -alot- of discharge normally). I don't use a condom normally, because I'm allergic to latex and polyurethane are expensive, and he doesn't come in me (I was on BC those times we did have sex, however). The thing is, he has a gf (Yeah, I know, bad >>). They don't have sex very often because their relationship is really weird and strange that way, but I haven't asked (an quite frankly don't want to ask because the jealousy kicks in, but might have to anyways). Is it possible that he's passing the infection back and forth, and it's just not affecting her or something? This is really frustrating as my vagina is just super sensitive to anything I put in it--go on antibiotics, bam, yeast infection. Use latex condoms, bam, yeast infections. Use nonoxyl-9 spermicide, yeast infection. I only have 3 days left of college, so I'll be going back home to Tennessee and I have a doctor there so I might get it checked out there again.Hi AutumLeaves,The fact that you've had ANY unprotected sex has put you at HIGH risk of contracting a STI. You are leaving yourself open to much more than bacterial vaginosis.I just today posted this in reply to another woman with a possible STI...The cold, hard fact is that: when you have unprotected sex with one person, you're essentially having sex with everyone that that one person has had unprotected sex with. And considering that with the majority of sexually transmitted infections an infected person can remain asymptomatic for a considerable period of time, it's not at all uncommon to pass on an STI to a partner unknowingly and unwittingly.I would recommend that you make a stop in your school's Student Health Center TODAY but since you have only three days of school left I STRONGLY urge you to see your Doc right away when you get back home to TN. Please request a blood draw for Herpes (HSV-2) screening, Hepatitis B screening and an RPR for syphilis screening...and a urine screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Just the fact that you've had unprotected sex ONCE would be good enough reason for these screenings.And...PLEASE, AutumLeaves...find a condom brand that's both tolerable and affordable. STI's are gifts that keeps on giving...some forever.Best regards,John<
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