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Doc is stumped - severe vaginal irritation

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 17, 2008
  • 02:37 PM

Up until about 5 years ago, after the birth of my son, I had never had a yeast infection. Now, when I get one (about twice a year) they are severe and we can't seem to get rid of them. In conjuction with the infection, I get severe redness, irritation and rawness in my vulva. It's been a year since my last yeast infection but in December I had to go on antibiotics for a sinus infection. I got the severe burning, redness irritation again. My doc assumed it was yeast and has been treating me by calling stuff in. It did not go away so I finally got to see her last week. She tested for everything - and there was a very tiny amount of yeast showing up - but not enough to still be causing this. So, she continues treating me for yeast. For 2 months now my inner vulva and around my vagina has been severely red, irritated and raw feeling and nothing gives relief. Any suggestions? I am so frustrated and tired of hurting and not being able to have a sexual relationship with my husband.

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  • i think that you should go see a different gyn just cause sometimes things get overlooked.it has to be some kind of infection it also sounds very painful and i hope it gets resolved soon for you try using vagisil soap when you shower to give you a bit of relief
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 19, 2008
    • 10:09 PM
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  • get a pap and see what that turns up...does it come and go? Do you need a blood test for herpes 2 just to rule it out--some times people can have it for years and then it pops up after some crisis, like the strain of a birth...try acupuncture if you can't find any answers..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 20, 2008
    • 04:26 AM
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  • The same thing happened to me, I went to the doctor and she found nothing but it was really itchy. It turned out it was an allergic reaction to the contraceptive pill i was taking. once i stopped taking it, the infection cleared up, but comes back now and again if i use non-organic washing detergent. Maybe it could be an allergic reaction to the sinus medcation?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 00:05 AM
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    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2008
    • 04:44 AM
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