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Feminine problems that won't subside

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 29, 2007
  • 09:27 PM

Hi! I'm in my twenties and I've been struggling with an undiagnosed vaginal infection for about 7 months now. My symptoms started out as extreme pain and discomfort during a routine pelvic exam. The nurse who did the exam also said that my cervix started bleeding as soon as she touched it. She also said I had a couple of white bumps around the opening of my vagina. A couple days after the exam I also noticed a greenish watery discharge. I was given a one-day dose of Metronidazole, and the discharge went away, but the pain stayed. I then experienced extreme pain during sex, followed by bleeding afterwards. The pain is located around the vaginal opening, the clitoris, and also deep inside (on the cervix). I've been tested for many diseases, including: HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlymydia, Syphillis, Herpes . . . as well as having had numerous pap smears. All the tests have come up negative, except that the doctors found yeast and some bacteria. The nurse said that the first pap that was done did not contain enough cells, so they had to repeat it, but they said that that one came back normal. I was treated for bacteria and yeast, but the yeast problem was unresponsive, and I'm not sure if the bacterial infection has subsided yet. So now I'm on my third cycle of Metronidazole, I'm taking acidophilus three times a day. The pain finally seems to be getting a little better around the vulva and the opening of my vagina. But today I did a self-exam and discovered that I have at least three hard bumps on my cervix!! They feel almost like hard pimples. They aren't painful to the touch, but I know that they weren't there before I started having all these problems. I had a doctor tell me a couple months ago that I should go have an ultrasound done, but I don't have insurance - so I'm trying to figure this out as best I can until I can get that done. Could there be something seriously wrong deep in my cervix/uterus that a pelvic exam would miss?! And what's been causing all this pain? And the bumps?! Also, is there a way I could have caught something from a sexual partner that does not fall under the usual list of STDs/STIs that could be causing these symptoms?

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  • Doesn't it sound like warts?? Well, it could also be hormones, but you sure have something you are not suppose to. Skin tabs can cause bumps, but I would push for another check for warts. Some county programs have a well woman check program that will check for this and provide treatment for free. Sounds like you need to have them frozen off. Get your boyfriend to go in for an std screening. They might be able to bring something up on him that did not show on you. Also, if you are taking meds, it would be futile if he did not take them too, since he would give it right back to you. If it's green, it's an infection. Tell them your boyfriend said he had Gonorrhea and Chlamydia and they will give you meds for them. Some times, Chlamydia is inside the uterus and it would take a needle biospy to draw out the infection for testing. I think it's easier to go into a local free std clinic and say your boyfriend just tested positive. Don't have sex with him until after your meds are up and then if you are better, tell him he needs them too....but I think you have warts, too, or skin tabs.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 02:09 AM
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  • Thank you for your response. I had an HPV screening, although I'm not sure how precise those are. The reason I kind of didn't think it would be warts is that I've had so much pain. Aren't warts painless? I appreciate your feedback, as I have been to the doctor so many times without answers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 03:04 AM
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  • It somewhat sounds like internal HPV (genital warts), but the greenish discharge kind of throws that off....the bumps on your cervix could indicate some type of cervical cancer....another idea is that possibly you may have endometriosis..this is a painful disorder in which your endometrial (uterus) tissue develops and grows in areas outside of your uterus that it normally shouldn't, such as the cervix. If you have pain during sexual intercourse, this may be something to watch for as well.. However, once again, the greenish discharge you described fits gonnorhea.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 04:45 PM
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  • I think she has two problems and probably got them from the same guy...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 30, 2007
    • 07:25 PM
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  • Indeed it's possible I caught something. It is humiliating, but I had a boyfriend about a year ago who (as I discovered) was cheating on me all over the city. Thank you for the responses. I will look into endometriosis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2007
    • 02:19 AM
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