Vaginal Discomfort

Hello, I am 18. From a few months ago, my vaginal odor has been sweet-smelling. I did not think much of this until my vaginal discharge started changing from clear/whitish and thick to whitish/yellowish and stringy (a month ago). Upon googling, I realised this could be a yeast infection, which corresponded to another symptom I had: vaginal itching (for an unknown duration). I was relatively sure I had a yeast infection, so I went to a Pharmacy and described my symptoms. The pharmacist instructed me to take a single dose of fluconazole, after which (the next day) my vaginal discharge was clear and I did not notice any vaginal odor. A week after, the vaginal itching stopped. But, a few weeks later (now), I find that the sweet smell has returned and my vaginal discharge is now whitish/yellow (though not stringy). What could be the reasons why? I have never been sexually active so it cannot be a sexually transmitted disease. Please help me figure out my next course of action, is it possible that changes have occurred and this is in line with a normal vagina (a sweet smell)? Many websites suggest visiting a doctor but that is not feasible for me.

What you describe does sound like a yeast infection.  It would be best to come to Corner Health for further evaluation.

You may need a longer treatment and it is always important to see if there is any health reason you may be getting a yeast infection.

I had symptoms of a yeast infection, I bought an over the counter cream and used it as followed for 3 consecutive nights, after that everything seemed normal, but I still felt like swollen, a week or so has passed, also I had my period during those consecutive days and only one time used a tampon because I was afraid the infection could come back, and I have no symptoms or anything, should I go to the gyno?

If you are having continued symptoms it is a good idea to see you primary care provider or you can schedule an appointment at Corner Health Center. 

I had a vaginal infection, a week or more ago, if I want to have sex, is it safe or what precautions should I have I'm afraid that it would smell or that I can infect my bf, it was only a itchy vaginal infection, I used a cream for 3 nights as my doctor prescribed but I not sure its safe to have sex yet

Yeast is not transmitted sexually so your bf will not get it.  Sometimes sex is uncomfortable because of a yeast infection and that may be a reason to not have sex but if you are not experiencing any discomfort it is ok to have sex.

Im having a weird discharge and it comes out a lot frequently. First it was thick and clumpy which happens before I start my period. But it started getting very watery and yellowish and come out a lot. I can feel it when moving around. I thought it would go away after my period but it’s still here. The last time I had sex was 2 weeks ago and a condom was used. I’m scared I have a std or something. I just want this discharge to go away.

An increase or change in vaginal discharge can be caused by different things including stis.  Please schedule an appointment with your PCP or at Corner health center to get it checked.  

hi there. I've had rough sex with my boyfriend 5 nights ago and its sore to urinate. The skin surrounding my vagina have a red and yellow/white patch on them. Its like a sore, I've had it two or three times before and it usually goes away and doesn't happen all the time me and my partner have sex. Please what is going on?

Hi

It is difficult to know without an examination.  Please schedule to come to Corner Heath or see your doctor.

It is best to evaluate while you have the sore.

Lately, even after I shower right before sex, my vagina will have a fishy odor following the act. Or my bf and I will have sex and go to bed, and the next day, it smells so fishy down there. Is this me? Or him? Or the combination of us both? How do I prevent it?

The symptoms you describe suggest you may have bacterial vaginosis.  This is an imbalance of the vaginal fluids.  Please schedule an appointment to check it out and receive treatment as well as learn ways to prevent it in the future. 

I'm not sure of what type vagina infection I have but my vagina is is slightly itchy , has redness :( , usually have yellow & clear white discharge but now it decreases, i have slightly some lower stomach pain/cramps , i had a small pimple on my labia major and it came out by itself within 3-4 days.

My best advice given your different issues is to schedule an appontment to be seen either at Corner Health or your own doctor's office.

Call 734-484-3600 to schedule!

So is there something wrong if for the last two days my discharge is transparent and a little slimy, and I feel that sensation when you are on your period of like peeing yourself but is the discharge, like I'm really wet down there, is it normal? My period comes in like 8/9 days

It is normal for discharge to change consistency but changes may also represent other issues.  If the discharge is bothersome because there is alot of it or you have pain, itching or burning you should schedule an appointment  either at Corner Health Center or your health providers office to have it checked out.  

 

14yo, had my 1st period in August, virgin but I sometimes masturbate. One of my labia is dry and sorta cracking, like if your lips are dry and you can pick off the skin (gross sorry) it's slightly uncomfortable to touch, not quite painful. I want to know what caused this and how to fix it preferably without a doctor or meds but if I need to I can get to one. Please help!!

It is hard to know what the cause of your symptoms are without an examination. You may be having an allergic type reaction.  Here are some self care things you can do.  If these do not help you should make an appointment with your doctor or come to Corner Health Center. Keep your vulva clean by rinsing with warm water and gently patting, not rubbing, it dry.

Do not wear tight-fitting pants or underwear. Wear only cotton underwear.

Do not wear pantyhose (unless they have a cotton crotch).

Do not use pads or tampons that contain a deodorant or a plastic coating.

Do not use perfumed soap or scented toilet paper.

Do not douche or use feminine sprays or talcum powders.

 

I had sex on the 5th July whilst on the microgynon 30 pill. Sex was unprotected but he pulled out, I stopped the pill on the 11th of July and got my first withdrawal bleed on the 15th , however It was my first time having unprotected sex and I am scared I could be pregnant , and I don't have any access to a pregnancy test store. What are the odds that I could be pregnant? I haven't really had any symptoms though I took the pill everyday, I also tried to stick with timing and I took it an hour before sex , I am so scared and I don't know what to do Cause I don't know how I can test myself And I'm too scared to go to the doctors as she's my mothers friend (even though it is confidential) I also was sick and put on antibiolotica around the 7th of august , (but it seems to be just malaria), I am just generally frightened. I also got thrush for the first time after having my withdrawal period. Is that a sign of pregnancy or anything wrong?

Thank you for your question, and I understand that you are very worried you could be pregnant. It sounds like there are a few factors that play into this question, including your medical history, current medications, and the facts surrounding your birth control and the timing of intercourse. The only way to safely answer your question, unfortunately, is to schedule an appointment with a medical professional who will need to ask more detailed, confidential questions to get all the information necessary to give you the most accurate answers. Feel free to call us, 734-484-3600 to schedule an appointment today. 

 


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