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vaginal and anal itching

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 17, 2006
  • 08:26 PM

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?!?

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