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pixeldot
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Ok I'll explain the full situation here, but I'm too embarrased to explain everything to anyone else.

So I've been having symptoms of what I thought was a yeast infection for 10 days now. I had sex (with a condom and lube, no birth control... first time using lube and it definately irritated me, if you remember my last post), July 4th, and a few days later my vagina area got painful and itchy. I assumed it was a yeast infection.

Also (here's the embarrassing part...) I accidentally wet myself a bit while at a friends house the night before that. I was too ashamed to mention it to her, so i just snuck into a pair of her shorts claiming I was too hot, but I had to leave the wet underwear on. I'm pretty sure that irritated my system a lot. I had them on for at least a few hours.

But it's still here, and I've been looking online, and have alot of symptoms of a UTI (cloudy urine, having to pee alooot more frequently, painful urination) which I thought were all because of the yeast infection.

I'm afraid to go to my doctor about this, because my mom will find out and accuse me of being sexually promiscuous, and I have a meeting on July 23rd at Response Center, the place where I'll be getting birth control from (not for this, but for birth control issues)

I just started using Monostat-3 to try and treat the yeast infection. (Oh, and for the sake of including every symptom, I've developed a sore throat/stuffy nose in the past 2 days but I'm almost 100% sure its related to allergies)

Question 1: Do you think its just a yeast infection or a UTI?
Question 2: Should I call Response Center now, or just wait until my meeting with them? In other words, is it as much of an emergency as I'm terrified that is it?

I'm really worried. I remember my mom telling me that UTI's are extremely dangerous and deadly, so I'm very nervous. (not to mention that this discomfort is getting old, I'd definately like it cleared up soon)

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It definitely sounds more like a UTI than a yeast infection. But either way, neither you nor I are medical professionals and it wouldn't be wise to continue speculating about what's going on. Also, self-medicating is rarely a good idea, epsecially if you're not even sure at all you're medicating for the right thing.

So, what to do? Make an appointment now to see a doctor. UTIs have absolutely nothing to do with being sexually promiscuous, so it's nothing to be embarrased about. You can get them all sorts of ways and there will be no need for you to tell your doctor about where you think you got it from.

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