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    Old 01-25-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Vaginal Discharge- Burning- At a loss!

    I am VERY frustrated and thought I would try writing on here to see if anyone can help and/or has been through similar problems.

    I am currently not on any medications. I am taking acidophilus once a day- (1 billion CFU's.) I started taking this a couple of months ago at the recommendation of my doctor.

    In July 2008 I started experiencing a burning sensation with a lot of discharge. I thought it was a UTI (Had one in Jan. 2008 , Feb, 2008, and off/on throughout previous years. Went through a series of tests for the UTI's back when and nothing abnormal was wrong. ) I would just take antibiotics whenever I got an UTI. For years i have not changed my body soap , made sure underwear are clean, dry, cotton. I use unscented menstrual products and toilet paper. I do not douche, use deodorants, or feminine hygiene sprays and no baths. I did not have an UTI this time and began to experience symptoms of yeast. So I was given 2 time dose of diflucan. This helped a little, but not a lot. For a time frame of the next 5 months I was treated with a series of creams, antibiotics and diflucan. Creams made me burn worse, antibiotics accelerated the growth of yeast, etc. Nothing seemed to help and it seemed like a daily endless cycle of misery! Finally, after taking diflucan for a 2 week period all seemed to be going well and I had no more symptoms of anything.

    During this time the doctor checked for BV, did pap smears/cultures, checked for all STD's/HIV, PID, glucose levels, urine, etc. etc. All were negative!

    A month and a half goes by with little to no symptoms. I skip a period and the burning and snotty discharge starts again. This time the doctor checks for 4 different strands of yeast. In the meantime while waiting for this test result- She puts me on diflucan after she says it looks like yeast for a period of two weeks and sends me to an OBGYN who runs a bunch of other tests- BV, yeast, pap/cervical, Strep B, etc. etc. their was no yeast from the testing of the 4 strands or during the time of the new test. The Dr. did say i had an "overgrowth" of strep B and prescribed antibiotics for 1 week. I experienced an increasing burning sensation during this time, so she prescribed more diflucan. Of course the diflucan did not help there was no yeast and pretty much the antibiotics helped nothing either! When i return to the OBGYN i was burning the day before with a clear to white discharge (sorta snotty) , but not the day she checked me. She said everything looked fine and she did a yeast slide which she says was fine. Then the very next day the burning starts again and the discharge starts back up.

    Now the OBGYN says there is nothing else for me to do- as the discharge I get is clear to white (sorta snotty) and is normal. My periods are erratic and painful so maybe it is hormone related? The OBGYN did biopsy, checked for endometriosis, polycystic cysts etc. All of that is normal. The OBGYN says there is nothing to do for the burning except possibly give me some cream that numbs the vaginal area because there is nothing else wrong with me. She also says the snotty thick discharge is normal. She told me to take an antihistamine to see if this works. She says some women even experience an increasing sensitivity to mucus - something to do with the nerves. There is no pain around the vulva area and I am at a total loss as to what is wrong with me or what to do anymore. Also, I am not sexually active because it's too embarrassing with all the goo!! All this snotty discharge and burning cannot be normal!!

    Thanks for any advice, help, suggestions!

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    Old 01-25-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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    Re: Vaginal Discharge- Burning- At a loss!

    I recommend you talk to a vulvar specialist, that is a dermatologist or gynecologist who specializes in problems of the vulva. You could ask your gynecologist for a referral, call a nearby hospital, or start name-hunting yourself.

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