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Vaginal Troubles

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 13, 2007
  • 05:18 PM

I know this is going to be long. Hopefully someone can provide some insight.

This June, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. After taking the 3-week course of doxycycline, I got a pretty severe yeast infection. I took two doses of diflucan, and the itching and most of the redness disappeared. However, it has been 8 weeks since the yeast infection, and I am still experiencing strange symptoms. I never got rid of the increased discharge. It is white (opaque-looking), and mucus-y. I also continue to have redness near the external vaginal area, and the vulva. I mainly have a stinging and burning sensation, sometimes even when I urinate. Sometimes the skin feels raw, or dry, but when I actually have the discharge, it causes stinging. I haven't altered any clothing or bathing habits, so I don't think it's an irritant. Anti-fungal creams or Vagisil creams, don't seem to help. Bathing only temporarily relieves the irritation. Soon after, it becomes very dry, and actually stings worse. I have been tested for BV and yeast 3 times over the past 8 weeks, and yeast never came back positive. Recently, I tested positive for BV, took metronidazole for 7 days, but the symptoms still didn't lessen. I'm assuming something else is going on. The only strange thing is that the symptoms clear up ONLY when I have my period, and then immediately return. I've also continually tested negative for UTIs.

Further complicating matters is the fact that, in June, I was sexually active for the first time in many years. I haven't been sexually active since June, and my GYN performed tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but those were negative. My Pap smear was also normal. I don't think it has anything to do with pregnancy, since I've been on Yaz for a year, we used condoms, and I'm still regularly getting my period. The Yaz never caused this discharge before either.

I'm completely stumped as to what this could be. Apparently, so is my GYN. It doesn't hinder my everyday activities, but it's a pain. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks!

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  • i was treated for bv in 2005, then in 2006. they thought maybe i was getting prementapausel. so gave me vagifem. now it's 2007 and i'm trying premarin. but all my test like yours are negative for everything. i am stumped & just as tired of dealing w/ this problem. i'm only 28, this is crazy & i hope it doesn't effect me if i want kids. my husband does understand, but how long can i just keep pushing him away. he just gives, me that look. i burn or itch when i have medication or don't, not to mention the dryness. i know everyone's causes start from something different. but seems like in the end, all the symptons end up pretty similar.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 11:35 PM
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  • I can't say for sure, but it sounds like your hormones may be out of whack. I would suggest reading "What your doctor may not tell you about premonpause". They talk alot about Natural Progesterone and it has really helped me in some of the same aread you both are having trouble with.
    mstrysh 6 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 07:12 PM
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  • I forgot to mention, I started having trouble in my 20's as well. I am now in my 30's and feeling much better.
    mstrysh 6 Replies
    • September 21, 2007
    • 07:13 PM
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  • what about a condom allergy????
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 07:32 PM
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  • you're ALL wrong. go to the doc and let him swab your vagina and you'll find that u have a lot of bad germs. WHY? because antibiotics also COMMONLY kill useful bacteria in a womans vagina , that kill the bad ones and discharge them. the doc can probably treat u with a CHEAP old drug called FLAGYL and u'll be good as new in no time. Don't u think your P***Y deserves as much quality care as your cat.
    paulplip 25 Replies
    • September 25, 2007
    • 11:53 AM
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  • One more thing. I see u just recently returned to having sex. I would make (MAKE) my partner wash before sex even if u have to do it yourself. WHY? u are introducing yourself to something ur vagina hasn,t had in a while. go without a soft drink for a year and descibe to me your first reaction with the first sip.
    paulplip 25 Replies
    • September 25, 2007
    • 11:58 AM
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  • Hi All I'm from Dublin, I'm 23 years of age. I have been recently been diagnoised with BV, my doctor has prescribed Flagyl Tabs 400mg one to be taken three times daily, and Velosef Caps 500mg one to be taken twice daily. I have to take this course of antibiotics for a five day period.I have been reading comments that BV can reoccur, I'm so scared now that this is going to happen to me and won't go away. It's so embarassing when it comes to sex with my boyfriend the fishy odur is disgusting.I'm goin to finish this course of antibotics and we'll see what happens, please God it won't reoccur, but if it does I'll be back on to this web site to get some useful tips.:(
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