I have had ongoing problems for the past...I don't know, five years...with an array of problems dealing with my feminine parts. It started out as a string of urinary tract infections that I could never get rid of. Finally, I was referred to a urologist and he told me anatomically everything looked normal. He didn't have an explanation why I kept getting the infections, but said that it seemed I kept getting them around my period and it was always ecoli. So, I went on a maintenance antibiotic that I took the week of my period for 6 mos and I went a good year without getting a UTI. This was probably 3 years ago. Since then, I do still get UTIs, but if I am prescribed something they will go away. BUT NOW, I have had an ongoing string of yeast and antibacterial infections. About two summers ago I had a yeast infection that did not go away no matter the treatment. I cannot even remember what finally did the trick. Then the following winter, I had an antibacterial infection that wouldn't go away. I was on Flagyl for a month and it didn't work. I then took an extended dose of Cipro that did work. But, it doesn't fail, every so many months the symptoms will creep up on me. I hold off on calling the dr because I know an overuse of antibiotics is bad and was told that just because I have vaginal itching and odor I don't necessarily have an infection. What is most annoying, though, is that I get the symptoms, go in to have cultures done, and most times and told, "It's clear, you're fine." Then, I go another week or two with the symptoms, go in for another culture and am told, "Oh, you have a bad infection..." On top of all of the above, I have a big problem with anal itching. I have had this for years; probably 7 yrs now. I just read a list of symptoms for genital herpes and a lot of this stuff is included; vaginal itching, anal itching, butt pain, vaginal pain, etc. If I do have herpes, wouldn't a gynecologist have caught onto this for the past 7 years? I had been trying to get pregnant at one point, years ago, and I just gave up because it seemed like every time I gave nightly sex a real go I'd end up at the dr office with some kind of infection. My husband did go get checked out and was told he was fine. I am 34 years old, though, and would really like to start trying to get pregnant, seriously... Anyone out there have any ideas at all?!?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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