recurring, symptomless yeast infections
I'll start out with a little background....I am 22 years old, married, and my husband and I have been sexually active but monagamous for 6 years. We lost our virginity to each other. My point is, niether of us have any STDs.
My problem is, I went in for my anual exam today, and my doctor and I noticed that for the last three years, my pap smears have showed yeast cells. Every year, when my doctor calls with results, she just says "oh, and there were some yeast cells present in your pap smear, just use some antifungal cream to get rid of the infection." However, I never know that I have a yeast infection. I have had full-blown yeast infections before, and believe me, I noticed! But I don't understand how I can consistently for 3 years in a row show up to the doctor with no itching, no other symptoms of a yeast infection, and yet still always have one.
My doctor thought it might mean I have high blood sugar, but I was tested today and it was normal. I am very concerned, because I have heard that untreated yeast infections can negatively affect fertility, and my husband and I are planning on trying to concieve in a year or two, and for all I know, I have had a yeast infection for 3 years straight and never known it!
Has anyone else had this problem or heard of this problem?
Any insight would be much appreciated!