I have been battling with this problem for about 4 months. At first it seemed just like thrush - red, itchy, burning, except I had a green/yellow discharge from my cervix/high vagina. Went to a gynae. After failed prescription thrush medications, a sample was sent to a lab which came back negative for yeast, candidiasis and STIs. It was positive for a bacteria from the PSEUDOMONAS species, and I was put onto antibiotics for 5 days (Ciprobay, which the sensitivities showed it was sensitive to). I think it had an impact, but I started my period straight after i finished the antibiotic regimen and then after my period I still had itchiness but a white discharge. I insisted on another sample which came back Negative again for all, incl Pseudomonas. Yet I still had the thrush-like symptoms and I was put on a 14-day treatment of Sporonox (treatment for Candida, expensive!). But its not working, and since the last sample was taken I have developed a green/yellow discharge again.
Reading up on Pseudomonas, I found it is actually a bacteria that is contracted in hospitals in wounds, and in cystic fibrosis.. I haven't read (even on the vast internet) about women getting a pseudomonas infection (or colonization) in their vaginas. But it is notoriously difficult to get rid of as it is naturally resistant to antibiotics. Usually requires 2 different antibiotic treatments, even though I was only given one.
I also do not understand why I was put onto a very expensive thrush treatment if my sample showed Negative for yeast and Candida, even though I had an obvious infection. Perhaps there was pseudomonas, but it was undetectable in the specific vaginal sample that was taken.
By now it has gotten to the point where I am emotionally distressed about my condition, I actually just cry when I think about it, and feeling very depressed. I am really desperate to get rid of it and worst of all, I have almost exhausted my medical aid.
If anyone has ever heard about it, or had it themselves and can offer me some advice or personal experience, that would be very helpful.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story.
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