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For a while now, before my period, I have sharp vaginal pains for a few seconds. I usually always have some kind of pain involving my vagina before my period. I don't remember when I first started having them though. Since I have started using tampons, there has been a discomfort while trying to put it up there. It's only while I'm sliding it up too. It happens too when I try to finger myself. The discomfort is only around either my tampon or finger. I haven't talked to a gynecologist yet because I don't have one yet (I'm only fourteen so I can't get one myself). I talked to my mom about it and she thought I was putting my tampons in wrong-- which I know I'm not. I don't know if this is important but I wanted to mention them just in case that ovarian cysts, UTIs, and (I believe) endometriosis are common in my family. Should I be worried?

I'm sorry that you have to deal with this discomfort! While lower abdominal pain is normal a few days before and during one's period from uterine cramps, that doesn't sound like what you are experiencing. Additionally, ovarian cysts and endometriosis typically do not cause the symptoms you are describing, but UTIs can cause itchy and discomfort.

I would encourage you to see a healthcare provider to receive an examination and to determine what may be causing these symptoms so that you don't have to continue to have this discomfort. You are more than welcome to come to The Corner to see us for a gynecologist visit; we see patients ages 12-25! You can always contact us to schedule an appointment. 

My bf and I have been messing around this past month. We have never had sex this month and he never ejaculated on me, other than my hand. I usually make sure to be pretty good about not letting my hand touch down below until I have washed my hand and wiped it off. I am about 45 days since the end of my last period now. I don't have any symptoms but I am still nervous. I usually have irregular cycles which can take 35 days and sometimes more. I came home from school soon after my last period so could that have an effect?

While it is highly unlikely that you could be pregnant, you could take an over the counter pregnancy test by picking one up from a pharmacy, or you could come in for an appointment for peace of mind.

There are many factors that can affect one's menstrual cycle, including elongating or skipping a cycle, such as: health history, medications, diet, sleep, exercise, and stress, just to name a few. In order to get a good answer to your question, you may want to schedule a GYN (gynecology) appointment with your primary care doctor. You can always contact us to make an appointment.

You can also stop by the Corner anytime for free condoms!

I've had reoccurring bacterial infections for the past year now, and I'm getting desperate to find answers. I've tried everything you could think of. I've been trying to get two prescriptions of the medications, so my boyfriend can take it as well. This time the infection is different though. I'm starting to think it's not even a bacterial infection. Everything is so swollen down there I can barely walk or sit or do my daily routine and I've looked up what it could be but I'm just not even sure anymore. I'm so tired of this and I just want answers.

I am sorry that you are going through this tough time, it must be very frustrating. Unfortunately, you would need a full workup, in-person, with a doctor to get to the answers we need to solve your problem. I would schedule an appointment as soon as possible with your doctor, or you can call us at Corner Health to schedule an appointment.

I have a lady telling me she is pregnant and due 10/06. we had sex one time on 12/9. I know sperm can live up to 5 days. everybody I have talked to and who work at our local hospital say the kid should be born in early September not early October if conceived between 12/9-12/15. Am I the father?

We can not say for certain whether or not you are the father of this child. There are many factors that affect a due date and require a full history and workup to confirm the date. However, a date of conception at 12/9/17 estimates a due date in early September. 

I had unprotected sex on April 21st with my boyfriend. He thought he ejaculated inside of me, so I took a Plan B three hours after sex. However, I did not have any side effects of any kind, which I read can happen to some people. I am now a week late on my period which was suppose to start May 9th, and I have been experiencing some bloating, heartburn, sore breaths, nausea & headaches. I have taken a test but it comes out negative. I am starting to freak out.

There are many factors that affect a menstrual cycle and getting pregnant. Based on what you described, we can not say for certain if you are or are not pregnant. The best way to assess whether or not you are pregnant is to go see your health care provider. You can always contact us for an appointment and get some free condoms while you are here.

I was fingering my girlfriend and she was near climax. Just then, I inserted in her just once and quickly pulled out. I did not ejaculate, but I may have had pre-ejaculate (was wet at the tip). What are the chances she may be pregnant?

While the chances are low she would get pregnant from this, it is possible. We recommend she speak with her healthcare provider and get a pregnancy test to be on the safe side. You can always contact us to make an appointment. You can also come by to pick up some free condoms, which you should always use not only to protect against pregnancy but STI/STDs as well.

If mental health services are confidential do I need a parent to sign me in for appointments or can I come alone? I'm 16.

You do not need parental consent at 16 for mental health services, but if you are using your parent's insurance, the bill will go to your parents. We offer a sliding fee if you do not want to use your parent's insurance. Please contact us for more information.

I've been itching down below, and my discharge has been clumpy. It sometimes burns when I pee. I was wondering what this may be?

This could be a variety of things such as a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection. If you have been sexually active, this could also be an STI. Please see a healthcare provider as soon as possible to receive an examination and to determine what may be causing these symptoms. You can always contact us to schedule an appointment. If you are sexually active, stop by the Corner to pick up some free condoms at our front desk.

 

I thought I'd started my first period in June but it only lasted one day. I had a longer one in September and another in October. It's been nearly six months and I haven't had another one. I don't over exercise or do anything to delay it. Is this normal?

There are many factors that can affect one's menstrual cycle, including: health history, medications, diet, sleep, exercise, just to name a few. In order to get a good answer to your question, it would be best to schedule a GYN (gynecology) appointment with your primary care doctor. You can always contact us to make an appointment.

 

My vagina is itchy and I don't know what to use.

Irritation of the vagina could possibly a sign of an infection going on. It could be as simple as a yeast infection. In order to be affectively treated you would need to see your doctor to confirm the exact cause. Feel free to call us to schedule.

 


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