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White/Grey gunk coming out

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  • Posted By: Stella_Dumitrescu
  • May 18, 2009
  • 11:15 AM

can someone help me? lately around my vagina, particularly my ***t and labia have been EXTREMELY itchy, i have tried topical and thrush creams but they haven't worked. I looked down there with a mirror today and I can see what looks like alot of white/grey gunk inside the opening of my vagina. is this normal? i would appreciate any help anyone can give me. thanks. ps i'm a virgin if that makes any difference.

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  • HiThis sounds like a classic yeast infection.You do not need to have had sex to get this. Have you been on a course of antibiotics? That can reduce your normal healthy flora and allow Candida albicans to establish itself.Hopefully you will be able to buy an effective medicine "over the counter" from your local pharmacy.If that does not work then you will need to see your doctor.Best wishes for good health:cool:
    chrismia 159 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiThis sounds like a classic yeast infection.You do not need to have had sex to get this. Have you been on a course of antibiotics? That can reduce your normal healthy flora and allow Candida albicans to establish itself.Hopefully you will be able to buy an effective medicine "over the counter" from your local pharmacy.If that does not work then you will need to see your doctor.Best wishes for good health:cool: thanks for replying. I've had this for around 3 months now... I tried the Canesten 6 day internal treatment and also started applying clotrimazole cream on the outside at the same time and continued the clotrimazole for 1 month with no joy. Do you think I should buy some more Canesten cream? or should it have worked the first time? I reaaaaally don't want to go to the docs about this embarrassing problem
    Stella_Dumitrescu 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like a bacterial infection but not a STD, you can get them even if you have never had sex. Go to the doctor, this can't be treated at home.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • HiI am sorry to say that after a month the canestan should have done the trick. Dont worry about going to the doc. They will have seen far worse things.I doubt if a doctor will even take a look or a specimen.A doc will be able to prescribe something stronger. It seems you have one of the tougher strains.good luck and best wishes for good health
    chrismia 159 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh, goodness, your problem is not embarrassing to the doctor. Some women don't blink at having their sixth (unwed & unemployed) pregnancy by the age of 24, with a history of chlamydia *and* gonorrhea or some other sexually transmitted disease to boot. Yeast? That's easy. Even if it turns out to be an STD, a lot of them are curable (minus herpes, AIDS, etc.). And, nowadays, even herpes and AIDS are **treatable**. If you're in the U.S., a product is made, labeled AZO that will test for yeast, but I still think it's better to see your doctor. You may just need something stronger than what's available out there. Monistat (clotrimazole) been out on the market so long, I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot of immunity to it. It's like anything else - look at the new, better and and stronger antibiotics we need to keep developing to avoid resistance. Years ago, your first line for broad spectrum coverage was Rocephin. Now, it's Zosyn. 5-10 years from now, it will be something else. They can even given you an oral treatment (Diflucan) to take and I find that a lot more convenient. Good luck! Having that kind of exam is no fun. :D
    Vikefantam 30 Replies Flag this Response
  • can someone help me? lately around my vagina, particularly my ***t and labia have been EXTREMELY itchy, i have tried topical and thrush creams but they haven't worked. I looked down there with a mirror today and I can see what looks like alot of white/grey gunk inside the opening of my vagina. is this normal? i would appreciate any help anyone can give me. thanks. ps i'm a virgin if that makes any difference.For 15 years I suffered from recurrent thrush and I was too embarrassed to go to Doctors then it all became too much, it was like torture and I felt like people it was a trivial matter. For the past 9 years I have been back and forth from the Doctor it would have easier to move in there. I have just been cured 2 months ago. It was a skin condition for me and I wish I hadn't suffered in silence all those years. Go to doc, get it sorted and you won't miss out on any happy years. You may be embarrassed but I reckon I am social phobic and shy and survived to tell the tale. Good Luck
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  • Sounds like Bacterial Vaginosis. You don't have to have had sex to get this. It's just an overgrowth of normal bacteria that is found in the vagina. It can only be treated by a doctor so go to the doctor ASAP.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • If it is a yeast infection, there should be no smell to the discharge and the discharge should look like cottage cheese, white/ offwhite and clumpy, there will be constant itching and occasionaly tenderness or pain around the vagina, make sure you have clean hands when ever your fiddling and try and wash yourself after the toilet, use non scented toilet paper and cotton underwear, cotton underwear and loose fitting clothes will help let the vagina breath, changing your diet can also help, if your in australia you can use bepanthem (sorry if incorrect spelling) its typically used for the treatment of baby rash but is very affective, if your symptoms continue after 2 weeks of doing all of this then seek help from your doctor.Hope this helps :)
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