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DishWhale
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Hey guys,

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.

What do you guys think?

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September
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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 ]

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Good to know. Thank you!
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Oh, but the only problem is they won't be open until Monday... Should I go to a clinic?
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That depends how uncomfortable you are. If you're not super itchy, it's okay to wait until Monday. If you need relief right away, it's a good idea to go to a clinic now.

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DishWhale
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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.

Thanks!

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