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Member # 12375
posted 11-16-2004 11:53 PM
I had sex with my boyfriend on Saturday for the first time after a month and a half. Sunday my vagina felt slightly burn-y and sore, but I thought that it was cuz it had been so long since I had sex. Monday it began itching, but I thought it was because hair was growing back.
Today though, there was a also weird discharge that has me concerned. It is milky and liquidy (Not thick) with small white clumps in it. It doesnt smell bad or different or yeasty. Is it possible it could be bacterial vaginitis? Any ideas what it could be and how I can treat it?
Member # 33
posted 11-17-2004 12:28 AM
It is possible, but on the other hand, it's possible it could be a number of other things.
I'm assuming you had unprotected contact, from your post?
It's time to get to a health care professional and get diagnosed and treated, because attempting to treat symptoms yourself can be ineffective or could even worsen your condition.
Laurel Lemming Scarleteen Advocate "And when the answer that you want/Is in the question that you state/Come what may..." - Coheed and Cambria, "Blood Red Summer"
Member # 12375
posted 11-18-2004 10:14 PM
Well I went to the doctor yesterday (he's a GP on campus, so I have NO idea how good he is). He did an exam and said I had a mild yeast infection (clearly HE's never had one... cuz this sure didnt feel mild!). He also sent swabs off for gonorhea and chlamydia testing.
He prescribed Diflucan, which I took exactly 24 hours ago. I still have all the symptoms (without the discharge), but now I it's smelling bad (which wasn't happening before). Surely the itching and burning should have stopped by now? The doc told me it would be better over night, but I don't think it is. Is Diflucan supposed to work that quickly? I'm feeling quite concerned.
Member # 1679
posted 11-19-2004 10:26 AM
You should experience a reduction in symptoms relatively quickly (and I say "relatively" because it's different for everybody to some extent). Part of what you are experiencing may be due to your body purging itself of the infection. If you are still having a high level of discomfort in a day or so, then call your doctor's office back and ask for further instructions.
Until then, you may want to consider applying some unflavored, live culture yogurt to the area. It'll have a cooling effect (but it is a bit messy, so you may want to reserve this for just before bed). Also, stick to loose fitting clothing and loose cotton underwear.
Sarah Liz Scarleteen Sexpert (and Labia Lady)