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So, I know you guys aren't doctors and can't make a diagnosis, but I wanted to bring this up here before I go to health services. I have been having quite a bit of dryness, itchiness, and a little bit of a burning sensation on my vulva for the past three days or so. I didn't really notice it until I had sex Tuesday night. It was fine at first, but then I got really dry (even though I was pretty turned on) and it got pretty uncomfortable. It burned a little when I urinated, and I had that itchy and uncomfortable feeling the rest of the night.

It's been several days now and I'm still feeling it. It's not so bad during the day, but I get really uncomfortable at night. I've also noticed a bit of a change in my vaginal discharge: it's odorless, sticky, and quite a bit thicker and cloudier than normal.

I'm on birth control, and my bf and I ditched condoms about a month and a half back, but we had been having genital to genital contact for quite some time before then. He hasn't actually been tested for any STIs yet, but he's only ever been with one girl before me, and she had been a virgin. I also regularly shave my entire pubic area, and although sometimes that can get a little itchy, this just feels different.

So yeah. It feels like a yeast or bacterial infection to me. But could it be something else, like something sexually transmitted? Is that possible, if my bf has only been with one other girl before who was a virgin? Should I go get tested? [Frown]

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You're right: only a doctor can give you a diagnosis.

It sounds like it could be a yeast infection, but it would also be a good idea to request a full STI screening. If you've been having partnered sex, you've been at risk for STIs. If your partner really has only had one partner and everyone involved has been truthful, then your risk is likely low. But it's a good idea to start getting regular STI tests once you're sexually active.

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