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Not yeast, not STD, so what is it???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2007
  • 04:20 AM

This only seems to occur right after sex, and the doctors say there is nothing wrong with me. I experience severe swelling to vaginal lips, and hood. The itching is persistant. Bathing sooths but seems to make no lasting difference. Bendryl helps on and off but is messy and overall not particularly helpful. There is mild burning sensation when using bathroom after a day of swelling. This is the tenth time this has happened. Lasts about four days, always happens after sex, and it's not yeast.

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  • You could be allergic to the detergent you use to wash your undies - make sure to use a "free and clear" brand and don't ever use fabric softener.
    jennynye 7 Replies
    • August 24, 2007
    • 04:13 AM
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  • Same partner? or different?Moustache on said partner?Is your partner a member of the military and has received some unusual vaccines?Is this correlated to a time in your menstrual cycle? Hormone problems?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • August 25, 2007
    • 09:12 AM
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  • I was told by my gynecologist that this was quite common and it didn't mean that either partner was "causing" a problem or that something was "wrong"...it would just require a very low dose of macrobid right after sex - only had to take a few days. It's just a ph, sensitivity to the other partner's good bacteria or something else that is harmless in all respects but terribly bothersome.
    pddeboy 4 Replies
    • August 26, 2007
    • 02:34 AM
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  • Just in case nobody has asked you before, are you using condoms? If so, that may be what you're allergic to. Have you tried taking the antihistamine before sex?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 26, 2007
    • 09:04 PM
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  • I agree with Pddeboy. It sounds like a Ph thing. The exact same thing used to happen with my ex. Although I never knew that there was something you could do about it. I would def. ask your doc to give you something.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2007
    • 00:35 AM
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  • Just in case nobody has asked you before, are you using condoms? If so, that may be what you're allergic to. Have you tried taking the antihistamine before sex?Yes, the condoms. It could be that you are allergic to a lubricant. If you feel a burning within the vagina during protected sex this could mean 2 things possibly: 1) you are not moist enough and are experiencing microtears in the skin 2) alergic to either the condom or the lubricant. Most condoms are lubricated with an anti-spermicide.If you feel a burning during Unprotected sex, it is possible you are allergic to your partners fluids and also are experiencing microtears due to vaginal not enough moisture in the vagina.It sounds to me like you are having an allergic reaction. Is your partner uncircumcised? He may have a latent infection. Has he been checked out?If you are not worried so much about STD's and perhaps pregnancy, there are "natural" condoms you can try to rule out the condom/spermicide/lubricant theory. They are not as "effective". They are made from skin of animals. I know this sounds gross, but you can get them at Wal-Mart and most drug stores. They also happen to feel very good compared to the latex most condoms are made from:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2007
    • 06:59 AM
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  • Do you ever have swelling anywhere else, like hands or feet, face? Lips?
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • August 27, 2007
    • 06:23 PM
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  • Not yeast, not STD.... It might be bacteria!Sounds like UTI to me (look it up)... an antibiotic (neosporin works for me) right after intercourse might be helpful...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 18, 2010
    • 03:34 PM
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