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Paris
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About 1 week ago my vagina started itching, so I looked down there and there were a couple of liitle bumps. Now there are a little more. They are really little and on the on the lips and parts of the vagina that I can see myself. I am not sure if it is a STD or something else. I had sex with my ex boyfriend- that was two monthes ago. I also hooked up with a guy 2 weeks ago. I am really scared.
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Pixie69
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Well darling I can't tell you what it is, but I will ask so anyone who CAN tell you that reads this: did you use a condom with your ex? When you hooked up did you practice safe sex? (Condoms for intercourse, latex gloves for manual sex, dental dams and condoms for oral). If you did and nothing broke then you can be a lot less worried.

Brittany

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Milke
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Be not afraid, and be not ashamed, just realise that you have an obligation to yourself and future partners to get to a doctor or gynecologist, and get this dealt with -- now! And if you haven't been, please start practicing safer sex!
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Heather
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You certainly need to make a GYN or clinic appointment pronto. It sounds potentially like HPV to me.

There's no need to be scared unless you don't get to a doc and take care of it. If you don't do that, or if you have another sex partner before you do, protected or no, then you should be scared, sweetie, so get in there as soon as you can, and be abstinent meanwhile.


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Paris
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OKAY, I talked with my mom and she called my doctor. The nurse said that the antibiotics that I have been taking regularly could have caused a yeast infection. Her guess was that that was what it was. Does that sound like that could be it to you also?
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Pixie69
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I don't know too much about the symptons and such of yeast infections (although if you used search you could probably find *something*) but I know whenever my mom goes to the doctor and needs antibiotics she gets a yeast infection. Which is another reason to try not to get sick

Brittany

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ErinK
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Why, yes, there's a whole article on yeast infections, Miss Pixie!
http://www.scarleteen.com/pink/pages/fbi_yeast.html

symptoms include (quoted from the article):

abnormal vaginal discharge that is usually thick, white and pasty with small curds
vaginal and labial itching and soreness
redness and swelling of the labia or vagina
pain with intercourse
pain or burning while urinating

Antibiotics can cause yeast infections or other kinds of secondary infections, so this is very possible. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, it's a good idea to see your doctor so that they can make sure that it is what you have and prescribe appropriate treatment.

According to my nurse practitioner, certain kinds of treatment for yeast infections work better on certain kinds of yeast infections, so it's important for them to get a good match so that you zap the beasties effectively.

Your doctor can also tell you if it's not a yeast infection, too, and what to do about that.

erin, who's had to learn waaaay too much about this lately for her own good


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Nurseman
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Well, I was all ready to say that a couple of bumps do not nessessarily a yeast infection make, and then go into a schpeal about what yeast infections were ect, ect.
But it looks like I have been very handily beaten to the punch, and by folks who know what they are talking about.

Paris, I wish I could add something but it seems the subject has been well covered.

I am very much impressed.


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Heather
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Did you let your mom and your doctor know you have had unprotected sex? if you didn't, they need that information, otherwise, you're leaving out a very important part of the picture.

As usual, I highly advise you SEE your doctor or GYN, espcially since symptoms of a simple yeast infection do not usually include lumps or bumps.


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Milke
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Pixie, your mum gets yeast infections because the antibiotics kill off healthy bacteria too, and let little nasties like yeast take over. The quick and easy solution is for her to eat yogurt with 'active cultures' (check the ingredients), or take pills containing the neccesary bacteria, which are also just plain good for digestion when she's on antibiotics. Can't recall the proper name, but a pharmacist would know.
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Heather
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Acidophilus.

And if you (or anyone else) are going to use those, be sure you use the type you find refridgerated, as they're the most potent and effective.


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