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Old 04-03-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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Red face Yeast Infection after starting BC?

I started back on the pill after being off for 8 months. The only reason I am stating that is because it's the only thing that has changed with my body that could have brought this on. Something horrible has happened. I started out on OTC Lo and then I was SO dry it hurt. The doctor then put me back on OTC (Tri-Sprintec) and everything was better for about 2 days...then something horrible happened.

I started swelling near my vaginal opening. My doctor said it sounded like a yeast infection since it burned in the opening every time I urinated. She perscribed me difulcan and I took one. Two days relief. She told me to take another one....2 more days pass, no relief. I also have been using an over the counter cream for 2 days so far. This infection is so bad that I am swollen and it burns like no other when I urinate. I can barely get the tube for the cream inside, that is how swollen I am!

I am scared. Should I go see my doctor? I read online that the change in estrogen from going on the pill can cause a yeast infection and that yeast infection symptoms do include burning, swelling, etc. , but this is BAD and it's not going away! HELP!!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: Yeast Infection after starting BC?

I'd defintely have the doctor look at it.

I have heard many women complain of yeast infections after starting the pill. So that could be what caused your problem.

If what you're doing isn't working, then definitely head to the doctor.

Good luck.

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