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Old 03-12-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Thick vaginal discharge and left-side pain - NOT STD/YEAST

Here is my annoying story. As much as I'd love to hear that I'm not alone, I'd prefer any sort of ANSWER to this horror show! I'm 22 and have been on birth control since I was 19. About 6-8 months after I had been on the pill (Loestrin at the time), I stopped getting my period for 8 months. I switched from Loestrin to Ortho TC Low, but had some spotting so now I'm on regular Ortho TC. Ever since about a year into my birth control ordeal, I've been having more than excessive vaginal discharge. It's white (but against a white surface it has a yellow tint), does NOT smell and does NOT itch. It's not chunky or frothy or runny. It's thick. I guess it's what you would consider "normal" discharge, only it gets so bad that not only is it all over my boyfriend's penis when we have sex, but if I don't douche, it will drip out of me in mass amounts! There is also a pressure-like dull pain around my left ovary, and the discharge is mostly coming from the left wall of my vagina! (yes - I've checked!) I've tried not douching. I went off the birth control pill for 2 months, nothing. I've been tested for yeast, BV, ALL STDS. I've had pelvic exams AND sonograms to search my ovaries/fallopian tubes for cysts/infections. I do have HPV but was recently diagnosed and this has been going on since well before I was diagnosed. Also, my specialist says that it's unrelated. I have been to 3 different gynecologists, including one specialist. He suggested pro-biotics but I've been hearing that they don't work at all! The ONLY thing that ANYONE can suggest is that it's my birth control changing and increasing my vaginal mucus, and that being off it for only 2 months was not long enough for me to regulate again. I'm thinking the worst - cervical infection, fallopian tube malfunction, tumor...although it doesn't hurt when I press externally, but when I have sex I will often have pain on the left side where the discharge comes from! If nothing has been discovered during any sonogram/pelvic exam, what would cause this pain and discharge??? It's been driving me insane for almost 3 years and I cannot take it anymore. Someone please HELP.

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: Thick vaginal discharge and left-side pain - NOT STD/YEAST

It sounds like you've been to see a lot of different doctors already who couldn't help so I'm not sure how much help a bunch of non medical people here on the board will be able to help.

But I think it's possible that your pill is maybe causing the discharge. Since its whole purpose is to change the cervical mucous to make it more hostile against sperm, it's possible that your body is having an overly sensitive reaction to that chemical reaction from the pill. I don't know how you can fix that besides either switching pills again til you find one that doesn't do it or go off the pill all together.

I know you're frustrated with all of the doctors you saw that didn't help you but I've learned that doctors rarely have the answers or know how to fix problems. All they really do is guess and sometimes they go by previous experience. But in the end, they are really no better at fixing health problems than anyone else except they have more diagnostic equipment at their disposal than us non medical folks.

 
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