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Old 07-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

so my boyfriend and I tried having sex for the first time about two weeks ago. Afterwards I started getting all the symptoms of a yeast infection including the cottage cheese discharge (TMI sorry). After about 5 days the symptoms went away on their own but I still scheduled an appointment just in case. She swabbed me and then told me to take monistat before she even got the test back. So I took it for two days and had weird side effects including an itchy bump inside my vagina, so I called the pharmacy and they said to stop taking it. I stopped 6 days ago and I pretty much haven't had ANY symptoms since. Until today, I masturbated (TMI again sorry) and afterwards I caught a whiff and it smelled slightly fishy. Not much, but very slightly. I smelled my underwear (which was really awkward) and my discharge itself smelled normal, it was just the aftermath that smelled a little fishy.
So my question is, what could this be? And if it were something else like BV would the swab be able to diagnose that? I emailed my doctor for the results so she should be getting back to me sometime this week. Advice would be VERY much appreciated! Thank you!

 
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Re: can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

No BV won't show up on a yeast culture. Do you know if she did a "wet prep" for yeast or a culture? If she did a wet prep, BV and trichomonas can show up on that as well as yeast. But a yeast culture is only for yeast, nothing else. If the smell persists, I would go back for another check so it can be treated.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

It sounds a lot like bv. yeast can have barely any smell or it might smell yeasty. Bv can smell fishy or just like a bad odor and it's really common to get it when you start having sex with someone knew. It's not sexually transmitted and men don't catch it so it's not really understood why a new male partner can trigger it but it's a well known factor in getting it.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Re: can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

thank you both for your replies. I haven't heard back from my doctor yet, but once I do I'm probably going to schedule another appointment to get tested for BV. It's just weird because my discharge itself smells 100% normal like it always does, NO fishy smell at all. It was only after finishing did I smell it slightly. Maybe I have a mild case of it? Are there any ways I can treat this naturally?

 
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Re: can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

hi catt, to treat it yourself you can use a vaginal acidifier and these are over the counter products that restore the ph in the vagina back to slightly acidic, they usually come as a pessary or a gel which you use for around a week. I don't know where you live but there are some that use natural acids in my country.

Then take some probiotics like femdophilus (you can use these vaginally as well) and that restores things down there so the bacteria can't thrive and things go back to being balanced. Even if you had yeast this would still help things. You can also do Hydrogen peroxide douches (peroxide is produced naturally in the vag) but unless it's bad your probably don't need to do that

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Old 07-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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Re: can the yeast infection test also diagnose other infections?

surprisingly, all of my symptoms are gone. i also got the test results back and they came out negative, so i have no idea what it was, but thank you guys for your help! if the symptoms return, i will definitely try out those remedies! thank you

 
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