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ok. my boyfriend and i had sex on saturday and then sunday monday and now tuesday i have been feeling a kind of itchy burning feeling "down there". what does this mean? it is not an STD we have both been checked, together.
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Hi dancechick,

MizScarlet replied to your similar question in Ask Scarleteen yesterday.

If it's still itching and burning right now, it's unlikely that it's still an alergic reaction to your condoms. I'd head to the doc and have myself checked out - like Heather wrote: it could be a bacterial infection. It can be diagnosed quickly, and treated equally quickly, too.

Again, like Heather posted, STI testing with negative results just means that neither of you HAD an STI that was detected at the time of that testing.
It does not mean you or he may not contract one afterwards, nor is it a 100% guaranteed result.

So head to the doc and get this looked at.

In the future, please do not post the same question twice. If you still have a question after your initial post has been answered, post a follow up. Do not post the same question again somewhere else: Most of the time will all give you the same answers anyway. Thank you.

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hi. im sorry about posting 2 times. i couldnt figure out how to reply in the other section thing. anyways, what is a bacterial infection? what is it caused by? if i had my mom take me to the doctor would the doctor know it was from having sex? or could anything cause a bacterial infection. also, do you have any tips on how i should go about getting a second form of birth control (the pill or patch or something). ill mention things about the gyno to my mom and she always says, "you dont need to go till your 18" and stuff like that. anyways, just wondering
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a bacterial infection is caused by bacteria. these one-celled microorganisms find a happy home in some place in your body and start growing and reproducing, wreaking havoc on their surroundings. Your body's immune system tries to fight them off, sending out big white blood cells to eat up the bacteria. this take a bit of time and lot of neergy, and sometimes, there are just too many bacteria and the system gets overwhelmed.

In the case of a bacterial infection of the vagina, the bad bacteria set up camp in there and grow. if they get out of hand, they can cause a lot of damage to your body.

When you see your doctor, he/she will not be able to conclude that you got the infection by having sex. Infections like these can result simply by wiping the wrong way when you go to the bathroom. HOWEVER, it is your responsibility to tell your doctor that you are sexually active. your doc is held to confidentiality, so no, he/she own't tell your mom anything. It is important that you tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to your doc so he/she can treat you correctly.

Qu es el dealio?

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