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Old 10-18-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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Alright. I am 19, and for the last year or so, I have had extreme amounts of discharge, always. To the point where my underwear are always a bit moist. It's terrorizing me, I was afraid for my boyfriend to see because he was easily grossed out. I have treated myself for a yeast infection about 5 times, (BV once after trying to cure the yeast infection with plain yogurt), and been treated for chlamytia. I was treated for the chlamytia immediately when my doctor suggested it, he still swabbed me and sent it away to be tested. As it turned out, it had not actually been chlamytia.

About a month ago my vulva got VERY itchy and sore, I was on a vacation at the time. I applied antibiotic cream (polysporin) to it and it helped. That itching is now gone. The discharge is still here to this day, all I can think of it being is a yeast infection, as far as the description of the discharge goes. However, in the entire year it was not once uncomfortable and itchy but for one week. Wouldn't a yeast infection be itchy along with this crazy discharge? It smells kind of like sour cream. My doctor swabbed me again a month ago and said they would call if the results showed there was something wrong... they never called. What's the next step? I am tired of feeling disgusting down there.

I have read all over the internet and found no real reassurance. please, please help!!

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Re: Honestly, what the heck vagina! Yeast? BV? what?!

Sounds like you better call your doctor, pronto and get the results and describe what you are going thru...
and, its quite possible that you have BV.
Yogurt is NOT the treatment of choice for yeast, and you really need to be on a prescription drug for that. During that time, no sex, and no douching or using food for treatment.
You really need to talk to your doctor at length about this- its definately not right.
good luck to you...follow up on Monday with your doc.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Re: Honestly, what the heck vagina! Yeast? BV? what?!

Yes, go back to the doctor! Well, no...don't go back. Find a NEW one, for a second opinion.

I have been having somewhat similar issues for almost TWO years now, because after the first doctor gave up on trying to help me I let it go almost a year before I put my foot down and decided to do something about it...I wish I wouldn't have waited, because I may have been able to find a solution long before now if I wouldn't have!

One thing you might wanna research in the meantime: cytolytic vaginosis. It's when you have *too much* lactobacilli (which usually keeps the yeast in control), and its symptoms are often confused with a yeast infection. I say this because one of the causes of cytolytic vaginosis can be a result of overtreating for yeast, and since you've done just that it could be what's going on. Just do a google search on it, you'll find a lot of info...and if the doctor doesn't know next time you go in, maybe just ask about it and see if that could be the cause.

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You need to see a vulvular specialist. Sometimes you get referred to a doctor that doesn't do the testing as thoroughly. And a vulvular specialist is more knowledgeable about vaginal diseases and infections. You should read, "The V Book by Dr. Elizabeth G. Stewart". It's probably the one and only book I've read that is basically a guide to vaginal health and gives great medical insight and information on vaginal infections and diseases. You'll probably be able to diagnose yourself using it. If you live in the Boston area you should definitely visit her.

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