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graychick
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Okay, so i´ve noticed that a few days before my period i get this dark yellow discharge. Not slightly yello- i mean it dries dark, intense yellow in my panties. It doesnt smell bad at all- just like my regular discharge. I have been to the gyno to get a pap smear, and the results said that i had hpv; i had a following colposcopy which came out clear, and i even had that lab test (i dont know how you call it in the us, is something like hybrid-capture, it tells you which specific hpv virus you have) that came back NEGATIVE for all kinds of hpv, both high and low risk. she also did not tell me i had an infection or anything.

Something else - the colposcopy was performed a few days before my period and before that day my discharge was white, afterwards and before i started bleeding i had the dark yellow one. This month it was also white (my period is due on 5 days until i had sex yesterday. i ended up a little sore but like i said it doesnt smell bad.

either way, i remember months before where i would get this discharge with or without sex.. once i asked my doctor "is it normal to have this DARK yellow discharge, so yellow it shines almost yellow green?" (not really green though, just a very bright yellow, and she said if its -i dont remember which- part of your cycle, then yeah.

i have been having sex with the same boyfriend for almost two years, we are monogamous.

ANd i am asking this because i read you r section on vaginal discharge and it says that if its dark yellow, it must be bad... like gonhorrea or something... like i said my doctor had done serveral checkups on me and said everything was normal. the day of the colposcopy everything was normal but then again i dont think i acquired an infection from that. could i have asymptomatic gonhorrea?? all the entries i have found about yellow discharge include either bad odor or vaginal itching or other symptoms..which i dont have.

thanx (:

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by the way, i´ve had fungus infections in the past.. and they usually happen a week or so before my period. some of those occasions i have been itchy, sometimes i just have a discharge change that makes it sort of ..chunky, but no symptoms and also all came back to normal after my period. like i said, i have gone to the doctor after the bleeding and she found no infection. maybe the weird discharge is a slight manifestation of yeast? im just worried about gonhorrea.......i dont really distrust my boyfriend, beasides, this has happened to me for a while now so i never really thought about it that much..
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Have you had a full STI screening?

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graychick
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no, i know i should get one...but not yet.
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It's an important part of your sexual health care to have regular, complete STI screenings. Is that something you think you can schedule for yourself soon?

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graychick
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well, thankfully here in mexico they got like this super cheap clinics, they charge about less than 4 dlls for a consultation with a GP and they also have a lab. So yeah i could ask them...
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graychick
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by the way do you know whats a gonhorrea test like? i mean do they need a blood or urine sample or do i need a cervix sample like with the pap smear?
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Since you've never had an STI screening before, you'll want to get tested for everything, not just gonorrhea. Testing for some STIs involves a blood test, others need a urine sample or a swab of your discharge. There's more information here: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/infection/testing_testing

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So... it turns out i have an infection. i mean vaginosis (havent donde the STI screening yet). As i was about to insert the medication, i could feel my cervix. i know its normal to feel your cervix but mine was like... less than an inch deep! i dont have to insert more than my first knuckle to feel it! i know the cervix hangs lower depending if u are fertile or not, but i have fingered myself in the past and i NEVER felt it this low.. if it wasnt for the damn meds i would have probably not noticed that but now i did and im freaking out over uterine prolapse. no ive never had kids, and it doesnt cause me any disconfort, but this is causing me anxiety ): i know ill go to the doctor but i dont wanna cuz i was just there last month and everything was find and i feel sort of..paranoid..
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It's highly unlikely you have a uterine prolapse.

And if you just were at a clinic and got examined for an infection, I can assure you that's not something they would have missed.

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no i wasnt checked. i just happen to have vaginal infections since i was like 12, and i know what to take. i didnt take any antibiotics though. my doctor once gavee me this vaginal lactobacillus capsules for one and they worked. so i got them. it seems to be improving but if it doesnt i´ll get a doctor appointment.
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All vaginal infections are not the same -- and thus, all aren't treated with the same things -- and if you're self-medicating, that might be a big part of why these have been chronic for you.

So, again, I'd strongly suggest you see a doctor or other healthcare provider who can find out what kind of infection this is and make sure you get the proper treatment.

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okay, i knew i had to do that.. but anyway thank you so much for answering. i love this site.
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Of course. Will you make that appointment so you can take care of yourself well today?

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