Recently I was diagnosed with a UTI by my college doctor. I took antibiotics as prescribed, and it seems to have cleared up.
Two days into taking the medication, I started to feel irritation in my vulva area, mainly around the vagina and the urethra. I had sex once during this time (two days ago) and it hurt just a little so I didn't do it again. This morning, I woke up and found dry, pale yellow discharge in my underwear. I've never had yellow discharge as far as I can remember.
I did a little research online, and it sounds like all of my symptoms match a yeast infection, except the yellow discharge. Mine isn't "cottage cheese-like," it doesn't smell weird, and there isn't even much of it. I read that antibiotics often cause yeast infections and that made sense to me, but I'm not sure if I should rush out and get an over-the-counter treatment or what.
If you've never had a yeast infection before, it's not a good idea to get over-the-counter medication. It might be that you have a yeast infection, but it might also be that there's something else going on, and then taking the wrong medication could only make it worse.
I would suggest that you make another appointment with the doctor you saw earlier.
[ 03-10-2012, 11:39 AM: Message edited by: September ]
-------------------- -joey Scarleteen Volunteer
"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand Posts: 8769 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005
| IP: Logged |
It's not too bad so I might just wait... Also, they took a urine sample to check and make sure it's not an STD (extremely unlikely, since I've only had one sexual partner and he's been tested twice since we've started dating almost two years ago and is STD-free). I'll get it checked out if anything changes.
Copyright 1998, 2013 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.