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Old 08-06-2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hello,

I had posted earlier about a Bartholin's gland that is again infected even though I had it removed two months ago. I went to the doctor, and they told me that there was probably a microscopic bit of the gland left and it cause the abcess that burst over the weekend. They told me to come back in at the first sign of swelling in the Bartholin's area.

They also told me that I didn't have a yeast infection brewing, though it sure felt that way to me. (I'm not a hypochondriac, I swear!) A second dr. examined me and remarked about my Skene gland inflamation. By about 11pm last night, I no longer had any doubt that I have a yeast infection. I'm speculating that the bacteria from the abscess caused some type of yeast infection. The skin on my labia and all around there hurts and stings and itches.

And now I'm convinced that this has nothing to do with a Bartholin's cyst. This all started with a severe bladder infection - I was peeing blood before I even started to feel any pain. Then I got a boil on my labia, then two episodes of a Bartholin's cyst, a Skene gland infection, and a yeast infection. Plus, I feel a mild soreness in the entire left side of my labia. Kind of like when you get a raised red bump and you KNOW it will be a killer zit within a few days... I've had that feeling constantly for seven months, and periodically a new infection sprouts up.

My theory is that I have some bacteria in my system that is just not dying, despite the fact that I have taken antibiotics. I think that as soon as the bacteria is released through a boil, it infects anything that it touches. The only activity that I can trace back to when this all began is receiving oral sex from a (rather promiscuous, though I'm not, myself) man with a chipped tooth. Maybe he had some major oral bacteria?!

I really want to see a specialist and start trying to get to the bottom of this. I want to see someone who specializes in bacterial infections. I can't find any type of specialist like that. Should I see a urologist?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I have an insurance plan that allows me to self-refer to any type of specialist I need, but I don't know what kind to go see! Again, thank you for letting me vent.

 
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