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LollySocks
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So, for the past almost 2 weeks I've had vaginal itching, so much that I get cuts down there from scratching. And my discharge is kind of white and..er..curd-like? It burns when I pee sometimes.

What's the deal? Is it a yeast infection or something else? [Confused] What can I take to clear it up? Or will it clear up on its own?

Thanks.

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What you need to do, especially this late in the game, is to get to a healthcare provider and have this diagnosed. You really don't want to walk around with any kind of infection untreated for weeks.

You also don't want to do an over-the-counter yeast infection treatment for a couple reasons. For one, even if it is one, you may need a stranger treatment than that. Two, if it is NOT one, then a) you don't get the actual infection treated and it continues to get worse and may spread and b) you might wind up WITH a yeast infection from the treatment if that's not what you had.

So, make an appointment with your sexual healthcare provider. And next time, don't wait so long to do that.

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I don't actually think it's been 2 weeks, it just feels like it. It's been about a week. And I just feel uncomfortable with going to a male pediatrician (at 17 years old) to get my vagina looked at.

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Then it seems like it's time for you to find a sexual healthcare provider you CAN see, and you are going to need to see someone.

Even if it is a yeast infection, you always want to be diagnosed first, for the reasons I mentioned. And with the symptoms being this bad, you're past do-it-yourselfing, especially since we don't even know for sure what this is.

So, you can either suck it up and see the doctor you have this time so you can get diagnosed and treated ASAP, or you can ask that doctor for a referral for you to another doctor OR utilize a clinic system like Planned Parenthood.

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Is Planned Parenthood free?

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No, but if you are insured, your insurance may cover it. If you are not, then they have a sliding scale based on your own (not your parents) income.

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I just would much rather not have my parents find out about it. So, if I make an appointment at PP, what should I expect exactly?

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Well, I hope you do know that women get yeast infections very commonly, including women who are not or even have never been sexually active. same with bacterial infections. So, if you're worried they'd presume or find out about any sexual activity, there's that.

In terms of what to expect for being looked at for an infection at PP or anywhere else, you'd basically be looking at a standard pelvic exam. You can find out about how those generally go here: Your First Gynecologist Visit. If you have been sexually active before and haven't had any tests for STIs and get those, that may also mean urine and blood tests.

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Alright. Thank you so much, Heather. [Smile]

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You're very welcome. I hope you can feel better soon!

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Hi, im not sure if this is where you post my message but i have an infection, i think, i get discharge but ive had it for a long time now (im talking years) because ive been too embarassed to tell anyone but i really want to know what it is. this discharge is white and clumpy and i get it non stop! im not itchy or burning but i think i was at one point a long time ago and i didnt know what it was from so i didnt do anything about it. is this a yeast infection or something else? i dont have a doctor and i dont know where to go about getting one for this matter. i dont want to tell anyone. please help!
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...ohh yeah and it has a fate smell, like yeast...
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ok, i've been going to the doctor regularly for check ups and everything, but maybe a couple of months ago i started itching down there and it started to hurt whenever i had sexual intercourse and now i have a rash on my butt leading to my vagina. i asked the doctor about it and had her to check me up to see if i had anything and everything came out negative and she told me that it could just be irritation, but i dont know about that. i do have eczema but i dont know if thats it...could you please help me on this [Confused] [Confused]

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