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Old 02-17-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
Rachel123
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What is this nasty stuff coming from me!!!???

Hey there..
This problem has been an ongoing problem for me.... well what happens is when i go to use the bathroom i see this nast whitish sticky stuff in my underwear.. So i go put another pair on, 15 minutes later go to the bathroom there it is again.. and sometimes and makes it itch "down there" I have no clue what it is but its disgusting!!!

 
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: What is this nasty stuff coming from me!!!???

Sounds like you may have a yeast infection. You will have a thick white discharge with that, and it also makes you itch like crazy! You probably need to go see your GYN to make sure that is what it is.

 
Old 02-17-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: What is this nasty stuff coming from me!!!???

You can buy Monistat and other med's for yeast infections over the counter. Sounds definately like a yeast infection to me. It wouldnt hurt you to buy some and try it................and if it doesnt clear up then i would go to the doc. Yeast infections do have a thick white discharge and itching.

 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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Re: What is this nasty stuff coming from me!!!???

what causes yeast infections...?

 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:01 PM   #5
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Re: What is this nasty stuff coming from me!!!???

Rachel....sounds exactly like a yeast infection to me too....

i found this online, it tells you all about them...
i am copying and pasting.....

What is a vaginal yeast infection?

Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Yeast are tiny organisms that normally live in small numbers on the skin and inside the vagina. The acidic environment of the vagina helps keep yeast from growing. If the vagina becomes less acidic, too many yeast can grow and cause a vaginal infection.

The acidic balance of the vagina can be changed by your period (menstruation), pregnancy, diabetes, some antibiotics, birth control pills and steroids. Moisture and irritation of the vagina also seem to encourage yeast to grow.

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable, but are usually not serious. Symptoms include the following:

* Itching and burning in the vagina and around the vulva (the skin that surrounds your vagina)
* A white vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese
* Pain during sexual intercourse
* Swelling of the vulva

Yeast infections are so common that 3/4 of women will have one at some time in their lives. Half of all women have more than one infection in their lives. If you have symptoms of a yeast infection, your doctor will probably want to talk to you about your symptoms and examine you to make sure a yeast infection is the cause.

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How are these infections treated?

Yeast infections are usually treated with medicine that you put into your vagina. This medicine may be a cream that you insert in your vagina with a special applicator, or it may be a suppository that you put into your vagina and allow to dissolve on its own. Medicine in a cream form can also be put on your vulva to help relieve itching. Medicine in a pill form that you take by mouth is also available.

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Should I see my doctor every time I have a yeast infection?

Be sure to see your doctor the first time you have symptoms of a yeast infection. It's very important to make sure you have a yeast infection before you start taking medicine. The symptoms of a yeast infection are also the symptoms of other infections, such as some STDs. Treating yourself for a yeast infection when you actually have another type of infection may make the problem much worse.

If you have often been diagnosed with yeast infections, talk to your doctor about using a medicine you can buy without a prescription.

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How can I avoid getting another infection?

Here are some things you can do to help prevent another yeast infection:

* Don't wear tight-fitting or synthetic-fiber clothes.
* Wear cotton panties.
* Don't wear pantyhose or leotards every day.
* Use your blow dryer on a low, cool setting to help dry your genital area after you bathe or shower and before getting dressed.
* Wipe from front to back after using the toilet. This may help prevent the bacteria that normally live in your rectum from getting into your vagina.
* Change out of wet swimsuits or other damp clothes as soon as you can.

Don't douche or use feminine hygiene sprays, deodorant sanitary pads or tampons, or bubble bath, and avoid using colored or perfumed toilet paper. These items seem to affect the balance of acidity of the vagina and can lead to symptoms of a yeast infection.

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Does my sexual partner need to be treated?

Although it is rare, you can transmit a yeast infection to your partner through sexual intercourse. If your partner begins to develop symptoms of a yeast infection, talk to a doctor about treatment options.



hope that helps!!

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