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skittles123
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well i havent had sex with my bf for almost a week b/c i had a yeast infection so i took care of it and put cream unti it went away. today when my Bf began to finger me it hurt it felt like a burning sensation it was very uncomfortable so then i tried having sex to see if it would bother and it did! when he put it in it burned a lot perhaps b/c of the spermicide so we stopped! i want to know wat it could be? is it b/c i havent fully recovdered from my infection? is it bad? thanks
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Heather
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Were you diagnosed with the yeast infection by a doctor or nurse, or did you self-diagnose it?
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skittles123
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myself and mom she bought me the monistat cream
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Heather
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Okay, then I'm guessing you also never had that GYN exam and STI screening back a couple months ago when you first started reporting these symtpoms. (I'm also guessing your Mom didn't do a swab of your vagina to see if there were candida cultures in your vaginal discharge to diagnose a yeast infectiion.)

You NEED to go do that, okay? It's entirely possible you did not have a yeast infection at all, and all this ongoing irritation is due to another untreated infection.

In the future? NEVER take yeast infection mdication when you haven't been diagnosed before: it's actually a way to land yourself WITH one, because the treatment will skew the normal bacterial balance of your vagina. As well, spermicides are irritants, and also tend to be lousy birth control, unless used with a barrier mthod like a diaphrgm or cervical cap. Any irritation you already have is going to be elevated with spermicides.

And until you get to that doc, do yourself a favor and abstain from sex right now.


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It's true that many people are sensitive to spermicide. However, in this case it's more probable that you have an infection other than a yeast infection. For instance, BV usually manifests more with burning than itching. You definitely need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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