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Old 07-04-2003, 05:11 AM   #1
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Post Swimming Pools and YEAST infections

I am so confused about my vagina!! lol.....I've had problems down there since February when I diagnosed myself with a yeast infection after oral sex, only usually burning down there, sometimes itchy. Well earlier this week I did lots of research and was convinced it was the astroglide I was having a reaction to, because last week I had the burning, over the weekend and early in the week we tested using condoms, no burning, then had sex w/ no condoms or lubricant and didn't burn. Yesterday started burning after I got out of the swimming pool, and this morning we had sex w/out lube and OH MY. I am burning like crazy. So did the swimming pool bring this on? I took my suit off RIGHT AFTER I got out so I wouldn't be in a wet suit.

I'm just so confused. Can't wait til my yearly.

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Old 07-04-2003, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hi there -

It sounds as if you could have yeast, or could have a chemical sensitivity, to both lubricants and maybe chlorine, or it could be other things.

Unless your yearly is next week, why are you waiting for then to find out? Why not call Monday and make an appt?? You sound like you are really suffering, so why put it off?

Old 07-04-2003, 08:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying.

My yearly is on the 23rd, but this Wednesday I have an appt for an ultra sound (cysts), so I am going to see if I can get in for a check up on the yeast too.

If one has a yeast infection can the chemicals from the pool make it worse?

Old 07-04-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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The chemicals from the pool shouldn't make it worse since the chemicals in a pool are there to help control bacteria. However if the water is really warm or say in a hot tub you do have a thing to help breed bacteria aka a warm moist enviroment. Anytime you are having problem with vaginal health you should never try to self diagnos since many infections can have similar symptoms and left untreated some things can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease that can have some nasty long complications like sterility. It is not worth it to risk trying to self treat things and wind up with more problems than you started with.

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