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Msj
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I've been having a problems lately with a lot of irritation in my genital area. At first, I figured it would go away after taking a shower and washing there more carefully but sometimes it would itch me even more after a shower, plus I started to get bumps that would itch me and then after a while they'd shrink back down. I started researching up on such symptoms and figured that I'd go to a doctor to check at my campus. She said that it seems that I have a mild yeast infection and prescribed an over the counter antibiotic to use, so I bought it. Little did I know that it would contain applicators to go with the creme. It was really hard to use since 1) I'm not sexually active and 2) I've not been to a gyno before and am not used to inserting anything inside me. She suggested that I begin using tampons for a few months before going to one but I haven't yet.

Even after I've tried using the antibiotic the doctor prescribed, I still get irritation sometimes and the bumps came back sometimes giving out a bit of pus and blood due to my scratching so I try not to do that anymore. A friend suggested that I soak a tampon with plain yogurt and use that for 3 days since it contains good bacteria that can fight off the bad bacteria and to drink cranberry juice but I'm not sure if it's true.

I only really get the swelling and the irritation (main problem), but I don't get any burning when I urinate. Am I getting to a serious stage? I worry sometimes but aren't sure and any other suggestions?


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gubblebum
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Go back to your gyno. We can't tell you what it is, and it's not getting better on its own.
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Msj
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quote:
2) I've not been to a gyno before

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Bobolink
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If you have started menstuating, you should be having annual gynecological care. Your campus medical centre should be able to set you up.

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