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keekee
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Hey girlies ....

I keep getting white funky discharge, itchiness and I had sex 2 weeks ago and it felt like it was burning me. Theres no way I can have an STD because I use condoms and i am very careful. What do you think? and how can I talk to my doctor about it ?
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You do need to see a doctor about that. It could simply be a yeast infection, or it really could be an STD. When were you and your partner last screened?

Just tell your doctor what you've told us, really: You're having some odd discharge that itches. They can ask more questions from there.

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Hey hun,
b/f was screened 2 months ago and was all clear of STDs, and we always use protection anyways. I am very faithful, so im really sure that I dont have an STD.
Im really scared, will they do an exam?! I dont want an exam [Frown] and there are no female doctors at the practise [Frown] [Frown]
help [Frown]
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I've had doctors diagnose yeast infections with and without exams. However, if you're sexually active an exam is really a good idea, to be sure that you're doing healthy and well. An STD screening for yourself is a good idea too, since both partners need to be screened to be practicing safer sex.

If you're scared, nervous or upset, keep the lines of communication open with the doctor. Male doctors must have a nurse present in the room when doing exams, so make sure you ask about that too. It's really for the best, okay?

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Uh huh, I feel really nervous about having a male doctor, and theres only male doctors in my area practice. It took me ages to trust my boyfriend touching me. It scares me to be touched or examined by a doctor [Frown] .

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Nurse Practitioners can be qualified to perform examinations, are there any of those available in your area? My first four or five gyn appointments were with female NPs and they were very good (they were even qualified to prescribe BCP, so I'm sure they can also prescribe you meds if you do have an infection.)

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Are you sure there isn't any female doctors in your area ? Not even female GP (sometimes they can do gynecological exams, just ask them about that) ?

If there really isn't, then it's not gonna go worse. Male doctors are just as competent as female ones. You may find it more incomfortable since you seem to have problem with a male doctor but with a nurse near you during the entire exam, it should be just fine.

Just tell you gyn that you're incomfortable, he'll understand that and go slow. He can also explain to you everything he does and the instrument he use.

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im in the UK, ive never ever seen a GYN before as far as I know gyneacology is for pregnant females and those who have problems with sexual problems. Nurses perform pap smears here :/.

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I don't see a problem with going to a nurse first for the exam and Pap smear. If s/he finds a problem, they'll refer you to the doctor.

A lot of people are uncomfortable with their first GYN exam, especially if they have a male doctor. Doctors are professionals though. They're not going to do anything to hurt you. Often times they'll allow you to have a support person w/ you, if you wish. If not, you always have the right to have a nurse or other healthcare staff with you instead.

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