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STD symptoms. but NOT an STD, HELP!!

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  • Posted By: Nychick89
  • October 29, 2006
  • 10:52 PM

I'm a 17 year old female, I've been having weird things going on with no explanation. The outer part of my vagina feels irritated, with slight itching, and at times a little sore, without having sexual intercourse. After sexual intercourse it itches and has a moderate burning sensation that lasts for a few days. My discharge also changes, at times I think its normal but sometimes it seems too white and thick, and sometimes too watery. I don't know if its normal for a woman to constantly have secretions, but I have to always wear panty-liners, or put toilet paper in my underwear because of the constant wetness. I also have pelvic pain, or lower abdominal pain (specifically near the ovaries) almost everyday. I have had 3 ultrasounds done, and have been tested for gonnorhea/chlamydia, candidas, bacterial vaginosis, etc. 4 times, every few months. No one can find out whats going on. Does anyone have ANY ideas of what could be going on? or what I should do.. or what to ask my doctor?? I'm clueless.

Also I'm not pregnant, and rarely have sex.
Have Never douched.

PLEASE ANY IMPUT WILL HELP!!

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  • and it isnt a yeast infection? have you been tested for that/taken medicine for that that is NOT off the shelf stuff like monistat? It sounds like an untreated yeast infection.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 07:18 AM
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  • hmm maybe you should douche. or you can go see a gaintologist(sorry if its spelled wrong).
    stormthornnight 16 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 09:24 PM
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  • I think you should be tested for trich if you haven't been yet. Also, only wear white cotton panties and make sure your panti liners are not scented. Do not use colored toilet paper-ever! If you've changed laundry detergent, fabric softener, face soap, zit cream-anything-that could also cause a problem. Anything you touch or use could effect you anywhere on or in your body. Also, most people don't know that you can have a yeast problem without having a yeast infection. Try adding acidophilus to your diet, take one after every meal, especially a high carb meal or snack. Discharge is different for everyone, it may just be how you are. It's also a cyclical thing. Low pelvic and abdominal pain as well as pain during sex is a sign of endometriosis. An ultra sound will not confirm it, it has to be done with exploratory surgery. I hope any of this blesses you and gives some relief!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 00:19 AM
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  • Secretions will change during your monthly cycle. Before your period they will be thicker and whiter and 2 weeks after the start of your period - when you are ovulating the bodies secretions will be thinner and slippery - this is normal as it allows sperm to travel easier to the cervix. Immediately after ovulation the hormones will spike and the discharge will turn to a sticky/tacky rubber cement like consistency. It is part of a normal cycle. I would say the dishcarge sounds normal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 04:05 AM
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  • Throw away your g-strings panties; make sure the jeans/pants that you're wearing are not too tight. Also, change your underwear every 8 hours. The external pain that you described - I had the same thing several times from wearing low-cut jeans without underwear - I guess it was rubbing too much - I was sore for a week. Urinary tract infection can also be caused by jeans worn without underwear for too long (if you wore them all day and fall asleep in them) - andthen by having sex the bacteria gets inside of you.The pain you're describing internally, did your doctors check into the possibility of a cyst? Bladder infection? I hope you can get through this quickly; I hope my info helped, good luck to you, girlfriend!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 05:23 AM
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  • Is it possible that you are allergic to latex? I have had similar problems when having sex using latex condoms. If this is the case, and Dr. that examines you should use non-latex gloves.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2006
    • 04:25 AM
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  • sounds like HPV! Very common STD with no cure...I have it. I had all the symtons that you have described exept for the pain in the area of the ovaries. You need to see a gynocologist ASAP! If it progresses too far then the correction proceedure gets painful. Go now and ask to be tested for HPV.Hope everything is ok...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2006
    • 01:35 PM
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  • I agree you should go get tested for HPV. Even though you have sex rarely doesnt mean anything. One time can cause ANYTHING. Also, I ha the same symptoms and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and yeast infection. good luck. hope you find out whats up!@#:(
    LAS707 5 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 03:14 AM
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  • I agree with everything above... check if you used any new products on your body, especially in that area - soap,new laundry detergent on the towels, etc. Tied a new brand of pads or tampons? Don't use scented pads or tampons, they could cause irritation...Also, you named a few STDs you were tested for but not all of them... nd it worries me that your doc didn't test for them, so I would maybe seek out a new gyno... but def get tested for any and every STD - trich, HPV, etc. this should involve a vaginal exam and a blood test...However, your symptoms do sound like a pretty basic full blown yeast infection... try taking a bath with baking soda to relieve the itching... and try using apple cider vineger to clean the area (not douche, just rinse) it may sting, but it will get rid of any bacteria... try researching home rememdies online, they are actually very helpful in this case... and definitely eat lots of yogurt, take acidophilus, and drink cranberry juice!!good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 05:22 AM
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  • Acidophilus is a specially cultured strain of viable, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus. The body relies on "friendly flora" residing in the intestines for the internal protection against putrifactive yeasts and bacteria, which can secrete toxins and hoard vital nutrients. Acidophilus supports colon health by altering the microflora ecology and favoring "friendly" flora. It also manufactures some B-vitamins, especially folic acid. Acidophilus is one of several microbes known collectively as probiotics that they are bacteria and yeasts that help rather than harm. Some bacteria can cause infections; your digestive tract is host to about 400 different kinds of bacteria and yeasts. Nutrovita.com Offers All Top Brands Quality Acidophilus Products on Special Discount.Acidophilus Products :AcidophilusAcidophilus Article
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 05:59 AM
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  • Do you have the same sexual partner? If yes, have his sperm cultured. Going through same thing. Culture is the key. I have passed so many urine test, but urine cultures keep coming back with e coli. Dr. just agreed to test husband's sperm. It is possible he has a bacterial infection that keeps reinfecting you.
    Melissa843 3 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 09:16 PM
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  • A yogurt douche might help too.
    tomconner 16 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 10:07 PM
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  • I suggest you get tested for HSV as well. I read somewhere that not all people get the signature blisters...for others it is just tenderness, reddness, muscle ache, and watery vaginal discharge.It also could be that you are just sensitive to the laundry detergents you are using...I would advise AGAINST douching...that only helps to push bacteria further into your body
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 08:53 PM
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  • I would get tested for HPV, which is done during a pap smear, not during standard STD testing. So they could have missed this if they did not do a pap smear on you. It's very possible you have HPV because the symptoms can be something like a yeast or bacterial infection, as two others have said. I too had strange symptoms that I attributed to a more stubborn than usual yeast infection before I got a pap smear done.I did not learn I had HPV until recently. It was a routine pap smear and it was abnormal. And they suspect HPV, but they want to test me again in February because most women, if their immune systems are strong, clear the infection. There is no cure for HPV. HPV is a very common STD, but fortunately not as devastating as other STDs. So you should get a pap smear. If you test positive they may want to wait to test you again, unless its clear from an examination that you have genital warts. HPV tests are not immune to false positives. They always test twice and then if both are positive for HPV they use a type of microscope to look at the cervix and uterus.But just because HPV is not as devastating as say AIDs does not mean you should neglect to get a pap smear. The others are right. If it is HPV and you let it go you could end up with genital warts on your cervix that will have to be removed and the procedures could be painful. Plus if you do have HPV you will need to have more recent pap smears to make sure they are not causing other problems.As for frequency of sex or sex with multiple partners. I was rather surprised, because I don't engage in casual sex and I have insisted my partner wear a condom. I learned that you don't even have to have intercourse to get it. It can be passed genital to genital, say an infected partner touching your labia with his penis. Even partners who use condoms can pass this to one another. Unfortunately, there is not test for HPV for men. Probably men learn they have HPV when they show sores, but because so many people never show sores there are probably a lot of carriers out there.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 09:59 PM
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