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Yeast Infection,herpes,or something else?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 19, 2009
  • 08:05 PM

Any advice from somebody that has encountered a similar expierence would be very helpful right now!! About the end of February I started getting an irritated feeling in my genital area. There was a cottage cheese sort of discharge and itchiness. It then just became itchy on the left of the labia. I have scratched the itchy area since the end of February and I have noticed 2 ulcer type of lesions that have appeared. No puss comes out of them they are just 2 flat lesions that appear as flat ulcers. I went for a pap smear and the doctor said that it did look a "little yeasty" and perscribed me a single yeast infection pill. She did say herpes could be a possibility because of the lesions. I strugged off the possibility of it being herpes because I have only had sex with one guy for the past 3 years. Was that a logical thought?

Has anybody else ever left a yeast infection go untreated causing irritability to result in a lesions/ulcers? And also, if she thought the case was a result of herpes, why would she prescribe a yeast pill? I am searching for another doctor to get a 2nd opinion but I would love to hear comments from anybody that can help!

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  • Yes, it is very logical. Too bad she wasn't logical enough to take a scaping of it to run it through the lab. Now, go back and ask for a herpes 2 Specific blood test to determine if you have it and will be able to spread it to someone else even if there is no ulcer at this time. You should also ask for a blood test for syphilis at the same time.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I wonder if you have heard of something called lichen sclerosis if not google it and check the symptoms. hth :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I certainly thin it wouldn't hurt to get tested for stds. Get tested for them all just in case.I have a friend who had recurrent thrush infections and the doctor couldn't understand why and eventually they tested her for trichomoniasis which is what she had. She had gotten it from her boyfriend who didn't realise he had it.
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  • Any advice from somebody that has encountered a similar expierence would be very helpful right now!! About the end of February I started getting an irritated feeling in my genital area. There was a cottage cheese sort of discharge and itchiness. It then just became itchy on the left of the labia. I have scratched the itchy area since the end of February and I have noticed 2 ulcer type of lesions that have appeared. No puss comes out of them they are just 2 flat lesions that appear as flat ulcers. I went for a pap smear and the doctor said that it did look a "little yeasty" and perscribed me a single yeast infection pill.Hi Klo,The cottage cheese discharge and itchiness are consistent with a yeast infection. If the labial lesions have a reddened appearance it's likely (but NOT certain) that they are of an inflammatory nature as a result of scratching.She did say herpes could be a possibility because of the lesions. I strugged off the possibility of it being herpes because I have only had sex with one guy for the past 3 years. Was that a logical thought?As Monsterlove said above, it is unfortunate that your Doc didn't do a scraping of the lesions while you were, not to make a pun, in the exact right position for her to do so! Especially since she did state that "herpes could be a possibility because of the lesions."At first consideration, the fact that you have "only had sex with one guy for the past 3 years" seems to be good reason to believe that shrugging off the idea of herpes is a "logical thought." However, that type of thinking sometimes (but by no means always) proves to be faulty logic. The cold, hard fact is that: when you have unprotected sex with one person, you're essentially having sex with everyone that that one person has had unprotected sex with. And considering that with the majority of sexually transmitted infections an infected person can remain asymptomatic for a considerable period of time, it's not at all uncommon to pass on an STI to a partner unknowingly and unwittingly.Has anybody else ever left a yeast infection go untreated causing irritability to result in a lesions/ulcers? And also, if she thought the case was a result of herpes, why would she prescribe a yeast pill? I am searching for another doctor to get a 2nd opinion but I would love to hear comments from anybody that can help!I highly recommend you get a second opinion. I would also second Monsterlove's suggestion that you request a blood draw for HSV-2 screening AND an RPR (for syphillis). And while you're there a urine for chlamydia and gonorrhea screening wouldn't be a wasted effort, either. I wouldn't say your Doc prescribed treatment for a yeast infection inappropriately as your symptoms were certainly suggestive of one. I do think, however, that she could have gone a bit further re: encouraging/providing comprehensive STI screening for you.Best regards...hope all works out well!John<
    JonMac 165 Replies Flag this Response
  • deffentenly sounds like an yeast infection, i had a bad yeast infection and now re-occuring yeast infection after i took some antibiotics years ago. the antibiotics gave me such a bad yeast infection that it left me with cuts and ulscer down there. wost yeast infection ever. so yes that can be cuased by an yeast infection
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  • Any advice from somebody that has encountered a similar expierence would be very helpful right now!! About the end of February I started getting an irritated feeling in my genital area. There was a cottage cheese sort of discharge and itchiness. It then just became itchy on the left of the labia. I have scratched the itchy area since the end of February and I have noticed 2 ulcer type of lesions that have appeared. No puss comes out of them they are just 2 flat lesions that appear as flat ulcers. I went for a pap smear and the doctor said that it did look a "little yeasty" and perscribed me a single yeast infection pill. She did say herpes could be a possibility because of the lesions. I strugged off the possibility of it being herpes because I have only had sex with one guy for the past 3 years. Was that a logical thought?Has anybody else ever left a yeast infection go untreated causing irritability to result in a lesions/ulcers? And also, if she thought the case was a result of herpes, why would she prescribe a yeast pill? I am searching for another doctor to get a 2nd opinion but I would love to hear comments from anybody that can help!Yes Klo it sounds like a yeast infection.My first advice would be to don't trust completely on doctors anymore. For most doctors you are just one more client, they don’t really have your best interest in mind. It is always wise that besides hearing the advice of health care professionals you do some serious researching of your own. Take matters in your own hands, research and study about your condition and what is causing it. Knowledge is power. In this case the power to heal yourself. Become a more informed patient (client). My second advice would be to treat your yeast infection as what it is; the symptom of a bigger internal imbalance issue. It is important to know that yeast infection is an internal problem; it’s an imbalance in your body’s chemistry. And like almost all chronic conditions, there is more than one cause for this imbalance. For this reason yeast infection cannot be properly eliminated using superficial creams or medicines, because these methods fail to treat the root of the problem, which is the imbalance that causes the overgrowth of Candida, which subsequently triggers the yeast infections.My third advice is to treat your yeast infection in a natural and holistic way.I really hope this helpsAlex..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm having somewhat of the same issue right now. Oral sex was performed on me on saturday evening, the day after, I was having discomfort but mostly an itch (not pain but discomfort.) I do have blisters that have appeared but they are not filled with pus or any sort of fluid. My lymph nodes are swollen. I am a runner and have had discomfort that I have ignored and a thick white discharge, before the oral sex was performed. Now that I look back on it, I would assume I have had a yeast infection that may have gone undetected. I was also kissing this guy like crazy, I would assume that if he were infected with herpes, I would also have herpes in/on my mouth.
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  • I'm having somewhat of the same issue right now. Oral sex was performed on me on saturday evening, the day after, I was having discomfort but mostly an itch (not pain but discomfort.) I do have blisters that have appeared but they are not filled with pus or any sort of fluid. My lymph nodes are swollen. I am a runner and have had discomfort that I have ignored and a thick white discharge, before the oral sex was performed. Now that I look back on it, I would assume I have had a yeast infection that may have gone undetected. I was also kissing this guy like crazy, I would assume that if he were infected with herpes, I would also have herpes in/on my mouth.There are a number of yeast infection home remedy available, you can use yogurt for fast and instant relief, tea tree oil is another best remedy to do, similarly garlic and vinegar works great in giving relief. Refer in google for yeast infection pictures and know what stage you are in now, then treat it according.
    johnmillsz 1 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 05:35 AM
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  • How to Treat a Yeast Infection - Rapid Relief Without DrugsSo you've been around the block, you know the drill, you get a yeast infection and you make an appointment with the doctor. You finally see the doctor after staying in the waiting room for 30min, the doctor hands you a form to fill out to get your prescription. You go down to the pharmacy you are either lucky and your prescription will be ready or the usual you have to wait and come back in a few hours.You know what is completely ironic and ridiculous about this entire situation. If you had used a natural solution to treat your yeast infection right away, by the time you received your prescription your yeast infection could be 100% Gone!You could very easily and quickly eat 3-6 cloves of raw garlic, place a piece of raw garlic into the vagina. Apply clay powder to the outer area to reduce irritation or apply a specific mixture of boric acid with water to begin destroying the infection.As the title suggests this article is about how to treat a yeast infection. More importantly its about saving time and treating yourself without drugs. Why does that matter, well not only is it a hassle to acquire the drugs in the first place and can be costly seeing a doctor depending on your insurance. The same drugs used to supposedly "kill" your yeast infection in fact help create super soldiers out of your yeast. This is because yeast is an intelligent organism that will do what it must to survive. Drugs come in and bombard and attack the yeast head on, the problem is the yeast figure out what the drug does and very quickly increase their self defense you could say.What this means is the next time you get an infection (And you will if you use drugs) the yeast will be a super strain that will be more resilient and cause many more problems. This can actually escalate to a dangerous situation where you are needlessly putting your overall health at risk!Is it worth it really? Not at all. Natural treatments are not some hippy, new age way of saving the planet and your body at the same time, it's a way to cure your body by working with your body instead of treating it like a machine which based on biology is more or less how drugs interact with the human body.The beauty of natural ways in how to treat a yeast infection is that they can be cheap, far more effective than drugs and they're safe! So the next time you are trying to decide how to treat a yeast infection, don't overlook natural cures, they've been used for thousands of years for a reason!Find out more about Cure for Candidiasis /Yeast Infection and natural /candidiasis cure at www.howtocurecandida.com
    mphealth 1 Replies
    • November 23, 2010
    • 03:57 AM
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  • In adults, oral yeast infections become more common with increased age. Adults also can have yeast infections around dentures, under the breast and lower abdomen, nailbeds, and beneath other skin folds. Most of these candidal infections are superficial and clear up easily with treatment._______________ bleeding hemorrhoids yeast infection treatment
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  • Please give me an update on your ulcers!?? Did you find out for sure that it's not herpes????I had been fighting a bad yeast infection and I was taking pills to make it go away, well I tried using tea tree oil to help, it seemed to make the problem worse, so I had chunkie yeast everywhere, so for a full day I just ignored the yeast I didnt clean myself until that night, well as I was cleaning I saw a red spot!!!!I freaked out!!! It almost looks like in between a cut and an ulcer... It is red, about the size of a pen point, maybe slightly bigger. It hasn't gotten any bigger and I can pee just fine, it is located on the inside of my labia minora... I did infact get it swabbed. It doesn't Hurt unless I poke it... But it's been there for 5 days now!!!!!!!!Please tell me could this be a result of the yeast infection??? Oh and I've been battling a yeast infection for 7 months!!
    Girlyproblems 1 Replies
    • September 15, 2011
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