So before I was diagnosed with a yeast infection and BV, I had extreme burning, it hurt so badly that I could barley walk! I was burning and red all inside the labia minora (vaginal lips). With this burning I had an odorless discharge that looked milky, and I kept wiping it away, but that just made my burning worse. Could this be caused my herpes?? Or could it be from the yeast and BV. I could have had BV for months, because I never got tested for it until recently and have had multiple issues with my vagina for atleast 4 months! Burning, itching, discharge, taste bud looking bump that just disappeared out of no where one day like it fell off, irritation on certain spots for a day or two, it's been a horrible experience!! Oh and in top of that I was sick but only in this last month, when I was burning the first time I had to flu like symptoms, the burning would be there for half a day and be gone for the other half, it seemed to hurt more in the morning. Please let me know what you think.
I had gone to the ER they tested for BV and yeast both positive. I feel better now, except for irritation, itchiness on one side of my clitoris. After my GP had seem the taste bud looking bump he was convinced that it was just herpes. That same day after a couple of hours of taking benedryl cuz I wanted to believe that my pain was caused my the yeast cream, I felt better but would get off an in pain before urination. That bump was with me for a while and before it disappeared it didn't hurt at all, I had a lady at a clinic look at it and she touched it but it didn't hurt. Can that happen with herpes? Can you have a herpes bump that hurts then all of a sudden not hurt at all. And it had disappeared one day, I cannot find it anymore and I have been looking down there every other day.
I called my doctor, I found a teeny tiny bump near where the pubic region is on the labia majora, I am hoping to hAve him look at it, it itches in that region and slightly hurts, but mainly itches, looks too small to be in ingrown hair, looks like a hair follicle without the hair, it's not red, but the area does look irritated, but I have been pinching around that area to get a better look at it. The problem is I just started my period litterally today!! Ugh...
I know I'm going crazy! I hate feeling this way!!
Now my period is acting funny, I'm guessing because of stress! But it's brown discharge, I'm going to wait that out though, hopefully it's just because I've stressed myself out so badly.
My doctor never called me back!! But my insurance company told me that I can refer myself to a OB/GYN so I'm going to call one first thing in the morning! Hopefully I can find one that's not too busy.
Is tea tree oil too harsh on the skin? I heard that it will help for a yeast infection.
I wouldn't be using tea tree oil at this point. Even though I love myself, you do need to be careful with it. It's a turpentine and can be very irritating to our sensitive genital skin. You should never use it undiluted and at this point, since you have so many other things going on, you shouldn't be using it in case it's adding to your issues.
I am on the yeast cream right now with what the doctor had prescribed me after the antibiotics, I have NO MORE burning at all!!!! I'm really excited about that!! However the yeast did irritate me, but the cream seems to be helping!!
I'm going to see my GP this afternoon, I have asked him for a blood test, hopefully that's what he will be doing when I get in, that one side that was itching like crazy is feeling better, still sensitive but no bumps or blisters on it, just looks irritated from me scratching and pinching. I did however see a grain like bump but I had to pinch the area to see it. I've stopped obsessing over it though. And I made an appointment with a OB/GYN I figured that if I ever have girly problems this bad I'd rather have a person who specializes in that area to see me. Because I do not believe that my GP ever tested anything except for that swab test for herpes. I had to go to the ER to have them test the discharge, in which they found bacteria and yeast. They told me that they believe I was burning because of the bacteria. And sure enough after the third day if being on the antibiotics the burning had gone away!! But the yeast got worse as expected.
vaginitis can be very irritating. since you've had symptoms for 4 months, it might take more than 1 round of medication to get it all gone. If symptoms come back within a month of completing the medications, be seen to be tested again to see if either is going on again.
did you treat your bf with oral flagyl or vaginal? the reason I ask is because the vaginal flagyl, causes the chunkies. It's dead bacteria working its way out of your body. I've found soaking in the bathtub with some epsom salts thrown in is soothing while the chunks work their way out.
OMG that's what that is!!! I was wondering what was comming out of me! Ok!
Well my boyfriend lives in Guam, last time I saw him or had and contact with him was in may. It wasn't until June when I had burning.
See a month before I visited Guam I was diagnosed with a yeast infection and I took diflucan to get rid of it, well guam is VERY humid!!! I'm guessing that could be a factor of why the yeast came back! Well I felt itchy when I left Guam and after I finished my period about three weeks after Guam I started burning, it was off and on burning, it burned in the morning and by dinner time I was ok. I didn't even bother to tell my boyfriend much, he knows I had a yeast infection but that's it, should I tell him to get checked? He never had any problems, and never goes inside me (he pulls out), and we always take a shower after sex. He is perfectly fine, no burning or itching nothing. He is also circumsized, idk if that has anything to do with it.
I know!! It sux!!! I'm still worried about possible herpes, but he has never had any symptoms, oh and I think I get cold sores now, because after worrying like crazy I was biting my bottom lip like crazy, then all of a sudden I got a blister that only looked like dry skin, I only found out that it was a blister because I ripped it open and fluid came out (I know not smart!!!). Altho the scab fell off I'm three days. Still, if it is a cold sore then the blood test will be positive for HSV-1 which doesn't help me.
Oh ok hahaha
I'm doing better, the cream is helping the yeast!
In sept i will have a OB/GYN, I can't wait, cuz I was getting tried of going to my GP, clinics and ER for girly problems.
I think that my GP is already completely convinced that I have herpes, even tho the swab was negative, I hope that I dont, I feel paranoid and in denial. But my bf lives in Guam and I won't see him til Dec so I'll know what the blood test says before then.
wow, tuff being girly isn't it?
now on to serious stuff; IF U were diagnosed with bv and yeast u would have been given ANTI FUNGAL and antibiotic AND THEY can be taken at the same time
so I am going to assume u have difucan also called fluconozole for the yeast and antibiotics for the bacterial vaginosis,
NOW HERE IS WHAT U CAN DO TO FIX THIS;
go to a vitamin store (any other store costs more $) , buy the highest Pro-biotics u can get so as to take 200 BILLION cultures daily (not million) for 2 wks, cut to 100 bil x 2 wks, cut to 50, cut to 25, and stop AND STAY at 12 billion daily
NOW IF ON ANTIBIOTICS , u must separate by the time of day 3 hrs or they will cancel each other and u waste money for both (they have no effect on anti fungals for yeast) AND THIS IS SOMETHING u will need in the future for ANY antibiotics because while they kill the bad bacteria, u have trillions of good bacteria THAT THEY ALSO KILL and that is why u need the probiotics.
NOW for the itch; put a capsule of the probiotic into your vaginal cream or better yet
buy extra virgin coconut oil at vit store or any pharmacy area of walmart etc.
WHILE u should never douche, using the coconut oil is safe and can be mixed with the probiotics for inside and around the area (use of clean fingers is fine)
BTW there r other benefits to the above treatment; it will most likely get rid of any and all G.I. problems like, gas, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation etc.
now u can go on and enjoy the privileges of being female and good for u
I have tried probiotics, I read up on ways to help rid a yeast infection however I never heard of coconut oil! Yea I stayed away from the probiotics while on antibiotics because I heard that it can effect the antibiotics.
The diflucan gave me bad sideeffects so the dr gave me yeast cream instead. Hopefully when the treatment is done I will be back to normal!!
You know all of this started when I changed birthcontrol pills from ortho tri cyclen low to trinessa!!! I've been off any birthcontrol since early June! Now once I'm all normal I'm kind of scared to get back on any birthcontrol.
Ok so I have another question, so the tiny grain of salt size bump I had kept itching, it is located on the labia majora, I've been itching around that area for around a week. I tried having my Dr look at it but he kept saying that he sees nothing. Well today it started to look more like a pimple, so I slighlt squeezed it and white stuff came out, it looked exactly like squeezing a white head. It didn't burst or pop it just flowed out of the pore. It's nor red, nor does it hurt, I'm still itchy around that area, my question is can herpes act that way, or was that just a pimple, or maybe an ingrown hair. It looks like a hair is suppose to be there, it was so tiny that no one but me could notice it. It didn't bleed, right now it looks like a hair follicle with no hair. What do you think?
Also I'll be getting my blood results in hopefully next week, but I really would like to know if herpes can act like a pimple.
2 things u r missing;
U may have tried pro-biotics but I seriously doubt u tried what I suggested AND HERE IS WHY; most people will buy probiotics at walmart, drugstore etc and get maybe 10 million cultures; RE-READ how many cultures u need in my post.
CONSIDER THE DIFF; 10 million compare to 100 thousand million
TAKING ANTIBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS
2nd, again RE-READ the post; SEPARATE time of day for pro biotics from anti biotics and u can take both
HOWEVER anti fungals r not the same (difucan /fluconazole)
SO PROBLEMS in a nut shell r generally
fungus U need anti fungals (this is yeast, athlete foot etc)
bacteria U need antibiotics
virus U need anti virals
LASTLY the difucan WORKED, again u don't seem to understand; what happens when they work TOO WELL;
u get yeast die off syndrome also called herxheimer reaction THIS IS your body getting over whelmed by all the dead yeast flushing into your system
actually it's as much about which probiotic you use as anything.
just as easy to pop a fem dophilus by jarrow orally as it is to use any probiotic vaginally. fem dophilus has lots of good research behind it showing it survives digestion and colonizes the urogenital tract in us gals to help ward off vaginitis.
also if you are taking an oral antibiotic , it builds up in your blood stream so it makes no difference what time you would use any probiotics, whether orally or vaginally.
Ok, the brand I was taking was ultimate flora (50 billion) 10 strains is says vaginal support.
The reason why I think that the diflucan didn't work is because I was on it for two weeks and they tested the discharge and there was still yeast!! But there was also bacteria! Ugh but that was before I took the anti biotics!
Ok another symptom I have, after the last day of the cream for yeast which was last night, now my clitoris feels weird, like almost aroused but I am not aroused, what the hell!!!! I checked under the hood and found the cream under there I washed it off but I still feel weird!! OMG I'm freaking out!!!
Dammit!!!!! Now I have intense itching inbetween my labia majora and labia minora! I'm going crazy!!! See I thought it was the yeast but it's still going on!!! This is why I think it's herpes!!! I have had Itchyinf there before, and it's only on one side, altho so far I haven't had any cuts or blisters in that area but still it itches and when I itch it, it hurts!! That area looks pretty dry, there is no yeast on it, I did wipe with vagisil wipes, it helped for a while but then I started itching worse!!! OMG there just can't be another explanation!!! Why oh why does it keep itching!!!! I'm so scared!!! Should I get the spot swabbed?? It's not wet, it's dry though
I know, I was rushing this morning to go get it looked at but someone smashed my window in!! Ugh
I'm having discharge again!! I took the last cream the night before last! What is wrong with me!!! I'm going crazy!! It's not as itchy as last night, after I took a shower I felt a little better, but I'm still slightly itchy!! I was really really hoping that this nightmare would be over but it's not even close!!!!!
****!!! Now I am burning inside!!!!! I had pph look at it but they found no yeast, I told them that I thought it was herpes, dr told me she cant swab unless there is a cut or oozing, neither is there! But I'm burning so badly on the inside of my vagina!!! It hurt for her to put anything inside to look!!! Damnit!!! This has to be herpes!! There's no other explaination!!!!
I feel horrible! I have to tell my boyfriend, I told him yesterday that I was itching, he lives so far away, I asked him yesterday if he has had any problems, he said no not ever... I hope I didn't give it to him! I love him so much!
u say u took difucan for 2 weeks? at what strength daily
did u try the probiotic directly, mix with oil (if u don't have e.v. coconut oil, use e.v. olive oil)
mix the capsule in 1/2 ounce oil and apply
and u say u took 50 billion probiotics of some particular brand, do u have any left and how old are they (the claim of numbers is at time of mfg and many will die before u get them)
were u taking antibiotics at the same time; it is important u not take at the same time just like it is important u not eat cheese with antibiotics or they will be wasted killing the culture in the cheese
I had a dr look under a microscope for yeast, she found none!!!!
I just went to urgency care, I asked the lady to please swab for herpes there, she said that there is no use, everytime she swabs it comes back negative, she said to wait for my blood results!
I'm going crazy! She said it looks like BV cuz I have alot of discharge. But it Hurt so badly for them to put the thing in to look inside my vagina. But she said my vagina looks fine, she sees no cuts or blisters or bumps! I dont know what to do or think I'm freaking out!!!! The burning is not as bad as it was this morning, Its still there tho! Do you think that the anti virals could work that fast?? The discharge is still there tho. OMG I'm so scared!!
I want to believe it's not herpes but I just got the results for bacteria, it's negative!!!! I don't have yeast or bacteria!!!!! And I have discharge!!!!!
It has to be herpes!!! There is no other explanation!!!! Everything else is clear!!!!!
OMG I don't know what to do! I don't know how I got it! OMG I'm so scared!!! I'm terrified!!!
That's what the dr told me after I told her it has to be herpes then! She said that she sees nothing wrong just dischrge, she thinks its a small reaction to the cream I was taking for yeast. I'm still worried!!! I told my boyfriend, he said he's only been with one other person in his life!!!! We have been sleeping with eachother for two years with no symptoms!! But still I think I may have had it all along with no symptoms or I gave it to myself, via orall sex with him then vaginal sex right after! Oh this sux!! But the burning has almost gone away completely, I took only one anti viral! Maybe for done reason it worked fast for me??? Let me know please
OMG so I looked under my clitoris hood and my poor clitoris looks a little purple, it seems as if I pin pointed where the pain is! Now I just can't figure out where on my clirotis, I think there may be the tiniest cut un noticeable to the eye right under my clitoris, like right where the lips meet the clitoris!!!! Crap!!! I hope that this isn't herpes but it's begaining to look more and more like it is!! I'm a little red right there, Oh and one side of my clitoris looks a little white like a white thing is in there!! What in the world could that be! When I touch it, it hurts!! Could that be the herpes? Or the maybe tiny cut under the clitoris? I'm so scared!!! Please help!!
I know I'm sorry, it's just the Dr's are being so unhelpful! They didn't give a full on check, they just looked inside real quick and have an over view of the outside real quick and said I have dischrge but everything is fine! Yet it hurt really bad when they put that thing in me! I dont know, all I know is after examining myself I notice that the pain is either in my clitoris or just under it, ice seems to be helping.
I can't get in to see an OBGYN, I'm freaking out! I'm not burning anymore but my clitoris feels aroused and I keep getting wet! It's like sprinklers! I found a girl who had been through hell like me, she finally begged a dr to swab and it came back positive for HSV-2!! Her dr told her that the cuts were so small, it was unnoticeable! So that's why I'm freaking out! She never had any blisters or legions, just burning itching and alot of discharge! I had itching which went away, burning which seems to be less, and I still have alot of discharge!
My clitoris, under the hood does feel bruised! Maybe an unnoticeable cut under it! Because every once in a while I have a stinging pain right under my clitoris, but it's only a little red!
Now it stings to wipe and one of my vaginal lips is swollen, where it meets with the clitoris, I still see no cuts or blisters but maybe right where they meet is a cut, I dont know I can't see that close, all I know is that I am still I'm pain!
I will! I'm going to tell the dr... I'm aware it could be something called lichen sclerosus. Which would suck because I read that it's not curable just treatable. Well I'll see, I see my GP today, maybe he has my blood results too...
So my blood test came back,
HSV -1 >5
HSV -2 <.9
so this still tells me nothing!!! Because sure I get cold sores I guess, I've gotten a blister on my lip before a couple of times, BUT I still think I may have passed it down there!! I don't really know when I get cold sores, because I bite my lip all the time! I'm still terrified that it's HSV-1 down there!
My dr kept telling me that he does not believe that is the case! He also found bacteria and yeast again! Ugh... So I'm on flaqyl and a diff pill for the yeast!
I hope that I didn't!
I think I've either had cold sores since I was a little kid, (since my mom has cold sores, and my aunts who kiss Me on the cheek Every time I see them) OR I got it from my bf when I was 16, cuz I kissed him once on the half lip when he had a cold sore on the other side of the lip, I noticed two weeks after that my bottom lip really hurt but I never got a blister, but recently I got a blister on my lip. So it is orally for sure!
I'm still scared cuz when I was visiting my bf, I was biting my lip alot to where I made it bleed and hurt, but I didn't get a blister or an ulcer on my lip, it just healed like normal, but that week while it was healing and didn't hurt I went down on my bf then we had vaginal sex! What do u think, is it possible I gave it to myself?
Ok I'm going to believe you, since I have not had any blisters down there. I guess I was freaking out too much. I think the thing that scared me the most is that I didn't want to put my bf in danger of getting anything from me. I'm still alittle freaked out about the cold sores, because I can only recall getting a single blister twice in my life. And I asked my bf if he ever had a cold sore, he said no. Ugh I don't want to accidentally give it to him... Im just going to have to stop biting my lips and be aware when my lips start to feel funny or hurt for no reason.
Thank you so much for your help!! It really mentally helped me get through this stressful time!
keep following up on the vaginitis issues. It can take awhile until you get issues like that cleared up sometimes :( Also remember, no pinching anything and try to keep the crotch watch to a minimum as well as no more TTO or anything like that since your skin is so irritated already.
No not yet, I told him to anyway. But see I came to realize that my whole family gets cold sores! So yeah I was exposed to it early on, cuz my aunts love kissing everytime we say hi and bye! But his family is not affectionate, altho he cld have gotten it but never had symptoms, like I feel lucky to have had only two blisters so far in my life. But I did ask him to get a blood test to see if he's already been exposed.
Oh I know! My dr has me on a diff pill for the yeast, cuz that hard yeast won't leave! And also on flaqyl pill.
Now so far during this time I've been checked for my blood sugar, all is good, I am also negative for HIV thank god! So im not sure why the yeast doesn't want to leave. Maybe stress and this horrible heat?? Idk. I will stop looking down there every two seconds, i know that only stressed me out even more! And I'm just going to keep the area dry and take my pills, keep stress to a minimum and hope for the best!
lots of my gf's have had yeast for months and months. it happens. I've had bv myself for almost 4 years straight. totally sucks and it doesn't mean you have anything else going on causing them - it's just a girl thing .
Yeah sometimes it sux being a girl! This is my second yeast attack, my first yeast attack was like a year ago and when I took a one day monistat cream I was perfectly fine! It's so weird that the next attack didn't clear up, hasn't cleared up for months! I thought that it was the birth control pills, possible pregnancy or you know worst, but it seems like it's none of the above, it's just that Im a girl and sometimes we suffer those things!
Well when I started burning recently, I opened my vagina to look and it was like water coming out!
Before that the time when I was first burning it was like skim milk, and liked to settle right under my clitoris, when I wiped it away there were no blisters or cuts.
The yeast however liked to be on the outside, it looked like I left dried cream on myself, and inside the yeast looked chunky!
I've had a yeast infection and BV for a while as well, I read a part of your post! I was taking cream for yeast and two days after I was done the yeast came back!!!
I got tested for HIV, it was negative. Like you I thought that there had to be an underlying reason!
Can you sometimes feel the yeast, like it's touching you... I get that sometimes. I hate it! That's part of the reason why I thought it could be herpes! Cuz I heard that you feel weird before and outbreak.
Ok grace I know that you do not believe that my symptoms are that of herpes but I'm having a new symptom that sounds similar to herpes. The side of my vagina hurts, it hurts on my upper thigh to my vagina and up to my hip bone!!! It hurts to stand!!!! My lower back is also hurting a little but the most pain is right next to my vagina. I am not on my period but it kind of feels like I am, even tho there is no blood, just discharge. This is all on my left side only, oh and my vaginal lip on my left side is swollen!!!! It's not huge but there is def a difference between my left and right lip. Ugh it just seems so closely related to what some people feel who have herpes, also the inside of my vaginal lips are red again, and I have slight burning! I've been on antibiotics AND pills for yeast for a couple of days now and have no relief!!!
Could I have PID??? That's the only other thought I have that it could be. I dont see a OBGYN until Monday!!! Ugh this us driving me crazy!!!!
Ok, I will call my dr!
Oh and last night I couldn't fall asleep because my vagina felt hot! Does that make any sense? Not a burning hot, heat hot, like the temperature rised on my vagina, I tried putting something cool on the outside but it didn't help. And it seems like what ever is wrOng with me is only affecting the left side right now! And yeast likes settling first on the left side of my vagina then the right side.
Well Drs suck! But after a coupe of hours I felt better. I have no idea what tge heck that was!!!
But basically my vagina is still broken! Now I found a white spot on my clitoris! When I lifted the hood of my clitoris (because I was in discomfort and wanted to find the source) I found a white spot it's alittle to the side of the clirotis head, it's a bit painful... Now I've had something like this before but after a couple of weeks this weird hard substance came out, like a large sand, it was odd but I felt 100x better when it came out. I never thought to ask anyone about it, but I have this white spot again and to be honest it's a little bigger than before, could it be a clogged gland? Or worse??? I'm going to ask about it with my OBGYN but I wanted to know what you think. Man I hope my V gets fixed soon!!!
I finally found a good urgent care dr. I am still in pain and saw a red spot, it slightly hurt and I was still not feeling well down there! So I ran to an urgent care to get tested, I know that you think I prolly don't have herpes but I was afraid that that one spot was herpes... Well the dr looked at my cervix and said that I am all inflamed and red... Irritated... So he did some swabs to test for everything!!! I'm scared again... Ofcourse the dr doesn't think it's herpes BUT he knows that something is not right!!! So he is going to test for everything including herpes, via my request!!!
It hurt for him to swab the cervix! I dont know what is wrong with me!!!! I haven't had sex in four months and have been tested for STD bacterias four times since then, AND I am on flagyl, have been for approx 6 days!!!! The yeast doesnt look too bad, it's mainly chunkie on the outside, but my discharge on the inside is creamy white... OMG I hope that i can get better!!!!
I'm still scared it's hsv-1, I know I shouldnt think about it but that red spot is there I can't see close enough but far away it looks like it cld be an ulcer!!!!!! I'm scared!!! It doesn't really hurt tho, but it popped up right now! So who knows it could be... Time will tell!!
From reading your history you know you have HSV-1 orally as cold sores. The fact is this could be anything. IT's good your doctor is doing a swab and sending things off for testing. I don't know all the female issues (being male and all that). Let's hope we get some answers.
I Surely will even if I get that bad news call!
I'm still so afraid that it's herpes. I mean seriously I have a circular cut on the inside of my vaginal lips. And my whole vagina feel extremely hot!!! Like I have a heater next to it!!!
I'm not in much pain, when I first saw the red spot I touched it with latex gloves cuz I currently have a cold sore on my lip, it didn't hurt, but a while ago i looked at it and it most certainly looked like a cut, but almost like it is a pimple that got it's head cut off...now it is sensitive to touch... Which scares the crap out of me Because the only thing in my mind it could be is herpes!!! If it is herpes it's type1!
I can almost feel it! Like I know it's there... But I'm starting to be irritated everywhere on my vaginA. When the dr swabed my cervix it really hurt! I'm still a little sore from it!!
cervicitis can be caused by many things. herpes isn't the only cause of it. It's also not likely that herpes would cause that at this point either.
at this point I recommend that you STOP LOOKING AT YOUR GENITALS!! You are poking and prodding and that's not going to help one darn bit dear!! It also irritates things more too. Put down the mirror, put away the flashlight and stop checking things out!!!
Try soaking in epsom salts in the bath tub or throw in a packet of aveeno bath in the tubby. Both are soothing to irritated skin. For pain, you can try spraying dermoplast spray ( the blue can for the genital area, not the red can ). it's a topical anesthetic and helps with pain relief externally.
Thanks grace for the advises I will try really hard not to look down there... It's just there is definitely a cut... Now to me it looks like a circular cut, the dr just over looked it, didn't even want to swab it, but when he saw it I think that it was either a small cut or just a red spot. The last time I looked at it was last night after my shower... At that time it was pink, a little darker than my normal skin (still circular in shape!) and it's tiny!!! I had to look in a 10X mirror to see if it really was round ... I will refrain from looking at it today... it will be hard but I will... Oh and so far peeing hasn't been to bad but in terrified that soon it will start hurting to pee!
I am so scared. I know that herpes is not the only cause of cervicitis but I've had cervisitis before over a month ago, they never tested for herpes but tested for all bacterial STD's all was neg.
This time the dr I saw last night swabbed my cervix and is testing for everything including herpes!!!! I will have my OBGYN get those results! Now my question is can yeast cause cervisitis and a cut on my inner V lips???? The pills I'm taking for the yeast is not working well... Unless I have something else that everyone is missing!! But when I saw the cut it was hidden behind some yeast discharge, I saw I was red so I very carefully wiped the yeast and saw the red spot! I freaked out and ran to the urgenct care.
I am taking flagyl pills this time.
I am in discomfort right now, Not necessarly in pain... I do feel weird down there, more like something is crawling under my skin!!!! I truly believe it's hsv1, I really really hope it's not but it seems to fit! I afraid that this tiny cut will get worse! But tomorrow morning I see my OBGYN!!!! She will be able to see the cut, hopefully give me good news!
your anxiety about all of this isn't helping you feel any better either :( Can you keep yourself really busy today so you don't have time to think about your nether regions? wish you lived near me, would hand you a bucket and mop and send you to all my friends who were flooded to help clean their houses!!!
chronic vaginitis can cause the genital skin to thin and tear easily. Hard to tell at this point what is just irritation and what is other stuff. that's why all the poking and prodding just makes things worse - same with wiping off anything you see down there discharge wise, just leave things be at this point!!
just remember, absolutely no alcohol with flagyl!!!
Yea the pharmacist told me no alcohol! I have stayed away! But Im curious as to why? Will it make my condition worse?
Well I'm not in pain or discomfort at the moment, I hope it stays that way!!! It felt fine to pee and wipe!
I hope that I was just irritated! My V looked very dry yesterday with the exception of the yeasty discharge. Now I feel moist, almost like I'm getting better!!! I surely hope so you have no idea!! But I still don't know what that cut it... It's bothering me, I haven't checked... I can still feel irritated right there but other than that I feel alot better.
I have no idea what is wrong with my body, see I know I shouldn't think about it I know I'm making things 100 times worse for myself but it's so hard not to think about things when you can feel it...
And the fact that I have had multiple cuts/bumps/tears through out this last 4 months. Ironically it's the cuts that scare me because this current cut and the cut I had under the hood of my clitoris are places where it's almost impossible for me to cut myself! I haven't had sex nor have I masterbated throughout this whole time, they just appear out of know where!!! What in the world does that other than herpes?
I think Grace is giving you some good advice that you should 'really' try to follow as much as you can to make all this a little easier on yourself. I realize this can't be pleasant for you at all! But she is really trying to help you. You're going to have to try to 'force' yourself to take your mind off this as much as you can as hard as that might be. Easier said than done, you bet.
But I think that you will find that if you stop examining yourself all throughout the day and try to take your mind off of it you might start to feel a little less anxious about all of what you're feeling. You are spending too much time in between doctor visits with a magnifying glass in your hand and examining yourself too much. You don't realize it, but you are getting to the point where you are 'looking' for things that are wrong. That's not good for you. Get out of the house, go do some window shopping, go to a coffee shop and watch the people, go to a movie, just do something to try and take your mind off it at least for a little while. You might be surprised! Fact is, it's true that when we dwell on our problems and physical pain too much, our minds actually can cause the pain to feel that much worse! Yes, at first it's natural to dwell on it and try to make sense of it all. Nothing wrong with that. But eventually you have to back away from it a little. When we distract our minds with other things, although the pain is still there, it tends to take your focus off the pain as much.
My point is, please try to not pick at and analyze yourself so much. (I'm bad about that myself, so I know) I know that's hard not to do when you're worried and hurting. But if you 'force' yourself to get on with other things, you keep yourself from falling into a hole of allowing yourself to feel scared and anxious and depressed all the time. And staying cooped up in your home and worrying and analyzing all your troubles and pain does you no good.
Just giving my two cents trying to help you deal with your issues. Please try to do this. I hope you start to feel better. It will help. And some of your pain might actually start to get a little better. And yes as Grace said, picking at and handling your genitals can make it very irritated. The same is true with both males and females. It's all very sensitive skin and should handled minimally especially when it's in pain already from sores etc.
Wish you the best. I hope you start to feel better and the doctors can help you.
I do understand that I can't have this problem be the center of my life right now. I have tried and sonedays I have success, but then the pain or itching or burning or cuts comes back! I try to act normal at work but it's obvious something's wrong with me! I admit I am going crazy over trying to figure out what's wrong with me!! I am going to attempt to keep my mind busy today, because tomorrow I get to see an OBGYN I am very excited because I have hope that this is a step towards be recovering!!!
My boyfriend has pretty much told me exactly what you and grace are telling me, he doesn't sound worried but he said that we shouldn't be worried until we have something to worry about (ie
you will be as sick as you've ever been in your lifetime if you drink alcohol with flagyl - as in go to the ER sick!! They actually used to give it to alcoholics back in the day to try to keep them from drinking.
Oh ok... I'll def stay away from alcohol then!
I can't wait for tomorrow I'll get to see what my OBGYN will say and do for me! Hopefully she will runs tests, maybe it's a hormonal thing... I just want to rule out everything!
All I know is that I'm still uncomfortable, I'm sure the cut is still there... But I guess my urine doesn't hit that area or something because it hasn't hurt to pee at all... Is that unusual?
I know that I have been told many times not to freak out! But I really think it's herpes!!! I feel burning all over! I checked (I know I shouldnt have) but I only looked once! It looks like a dimple!!!!! It's not all that red anymore tho... It is a dark pink, but it looks like a tiny dimple!!!!!! It has to be herpes!!!! Nothing else looks like a dimple!!!! OMG!!!!
I'm sorry I know I shldnt have done that but I need to talk to someone it really does help me to write this down... I need help!!! I need to call a therapist or something... I'm scared!!! I still have yeast too... Or atleast it looks like yeast! It's white stuff in all the cracks of my vulva
So I saw my OBGYN today!!! Yey!! She swabbed the cut! She told me that usually when she sees a herpes legion it is bigger than my cut, but it could either be a cut or herpes :'(
Altho I think the cut may still look fresh... That's not good... And now that she swabbed it, I'm in a little pain... It didn't hurt too bad for her to swab it but still I'm scared!! Actually it hurt worse for her to swab my cervix!!!
She told me that the pills I'm taking are working because there is little discharge! I told her my fear of the yeast coming back! But she just said that I should call if it comes back and she will run tests then. She also did a pap because I told her that my last pap showed displacya (prolly Spelled that wrong)
I still have fear that the cut really is herpes!!!! I know that it is hard to transmit it down there if I already have it on my lip, but I can't think of another reason why I would have a cut!!!! I didn't scratch myself and I didn't wipe on the inside when I saw the cut! I'm terrified!!!! I really really hope that swab is neg! OMG I hate waiting!!!!!!!
Grace, please tell me your opinion, now that I have an obvious open wound do you still think that it's unlikely HSV1???? I heard that HSV1 cab be less severe like only one legion!!!! The dr says she usually sees bigger legions when it's herpes mine is pretty tiny... But she said it looks like a cut, now herpes can look like a cut right? Oh and in your opinion could the fact that my skin is very delicate down there right now from the persistent infection make me get cuts easily?
Please tell me your opinion... Even if it ends up being one or the other I just need more opinions on this.
i am sorry that i keep jumping to different threads.
i need to know, if it is true that it is almost impossible to reinfect yourself then what kind of explaination can there be for the red spot that i have on the inner side of my vaginal lips! its only one spot and its a dark pink, its almost perfectly circular, its not too bothersome, but its been there for 5 days now!!! the dr didnt really have an explaination, i think that she believes it is herpes, because when she saw my cold sore she told me that the things on my lip can relate to issues on my vagina!!!!
now she did say it could be a cut, BUT it hasnt healed yet! and how in the world would i have cut myself TWICE in the same place months apart! and have it be perfectly circular!!
Well, I'm convinced that this is GHSV1! There is no other explanation, my yeast is gone and bacteria is gone. All that is left is this round cut that looks like a nick from shaving (impossible since it's on the inside of the labia minora) it's still there and still sensitive to touch. I'm sorry but a normal cut would have been healed already! I realize that it's in a moist area but still 5 days is plenty. Oh and by the looks of things it seems as if everyone is fed up with me, I dont blame you I'm a very difficult person. I'm really depressed right now cuz it has to be herpes!!! Just like I said before... But you have no idea how much I don't want it to be herpes, you have no idea how much I wish there was a logical explanation.
I do have an idea. I've been where you are right now. I'm not fed up with you. I follow your post and waiting to see your outcome. I know exactly what you're going through. Wish I could help you. Just wanted to know you're not posting in vain. People are reading - just maybe can't offer anything to help. The waiting for results suck.
I'm so happy that ppl are interested, yeah I felt like I'm just writing to myself... Wow it really sux being a girl right now!
Yeah I know it's hard to tell what is wrong with me. I really hope that there is a logical explanation other than herpes!!! But well I'm not confident, I know that it's just one cut... But GHSV1 only gives one cut when it reoccurs and well since I have antibodies maybe that's why mine only comes with one... Idk but I'm really scared!!!
If I'm not mistaken, you don't know you have genital HSV1. Only a swab/culture can diagnose genital HSV1. Assume nothing - many other things can mimic herpes, including plain old dermatitis, which I've dealt with as well. Absolutely no reason to hang your hat on herpes when you should be working to find out what is really causing your issues.
HSV1 recurrences are not defined anywhere specifically as one lesion. I have had 2 recurrences with a few minor lesions. They can vary from person to person just as much as HSV2 outbreaks can. Most typically herpes lesions are blisters/ulcerations, not cuts.
Thank you for commenting. Now it's true i have not been diagnosed with GHSV1, I do have HSV1 antibodies, but I get cold sores so it's not a suprize!
Now here is the weird part, when I found that cut, it was the day my cold sore on my lip popped up!!! My dr commented that the cold sore can be related to the cut!!! Could this be true?
Now, the cut is really to small to see if it is infact a cut OR an ulcer! Because its the size of a pen point, one would think that a cut this small would heal in a couple of days, mine has lasted 5 days!!
Now a question I have is are all ulcers diff colors, or can they be red?? My "cut" is only red, or a dark pink. My OBGYN looked at it and didn't specifically say it looked like an ulcer, she said it looked like a cut that is having a hard time healing.
Now another question is since this "cut" is really small do u think that the swab test will be accurate??
Thanks again for commenting!!!!
Yea I'm waiting for my test results, she also did a papsmear of my cervix along with the swab of the "cut" I won't get the results of the swab til Monday, and I won't get the results of the pap until 2 weeks from now.
I'm just really scared... And convinced that I gave myself GHSV1... It's a depressing time for me.
Oh and if anyone is interested, the first time this "cut" showed up I just brushed it off because I thought that I was just to rough with myself, I kept checking it everyday but it never really hurt, and I always thought that herpes is suppose to hurt really really badly no matter how small it is.
This time around i don't think that I was rough with myself, I can't think of anything I could have done to cause a cut like this. I have noticed that I tear easily but I've always had a logical explanation for each tear, and it healed within a week without bleeding or ulceration. These tears I'm sure were from the yeast making my skin really fragile. This cut I cannot logically explain, hence the reason why I am freaking out beyond belief!!!!!
I understand that this is almost impossible and you have no idea how much I wish that I could believe that!! But isnt it curious that I got this "cut" and cold sore at the same time?
At first I thought that maybe it was just GHSV1 and I don't get cold sores but I just got over an obvious cold sore on my lip so I do infact have oral hsv1!
I'm wishing and hoping that all of you are right that I do not have ghsv1!!!!!
Oh but can blood test be wrong??? I took the test apprx 4 months after the last time I had sex, and my bf only slept with one other person in his life and it has been three years since I slept with anyone else!! But do you think maybe I should get another blood test to truly rule out hsv2? That is IF my swab is neg.
So I read that it is possible to get ulcer looking cuts or just plain cuts from a bad yeast infection, is this true or am I just stretching to far? I did have yucky yeast on the cut, I'm just trying to think of anything because I don't want to believe that I gave myself ghsv1
Also, I think you might want to read the link IO priovided below since you are so interested in the details of how the virus ia and isn't transmitted and the differences between the two types etc.
The article is one of the best that I have EVER read on the two types of HSV and all the questions surrounding transmission of the viruses. It's VERY detailed and seems to be very qualified (cites specific references and quotes many experts from the National Herpes Hotline. It's a fasinating read! It really made me feel a lot better just reading through it and getting a better understanding of the two viruses and how they both work. It busts a lot social of myths too about each type.
I personally think this forum should post it as a sticky for everyone to read before they ask questions. Because it will answer many of them very concisely. It's a must read!
Thank you for thinking that, you have no idea how much I dont want to have ghsv1! I mean its bad enough i get cold sores!! The more ppl who believe that the more hope I have. I just don't understand why this "cut" is not gone yet!
Thanks, I will surely look into that website!! Thank you for giving be good information!
Well I read what the website provided... But I didn't give me any hope, it just said it's less likely to transmit it to another part of your body.
The fact is, I have a cut that hasn't healed in almost a week, tomorrow will be a week, it's a dark pink dot, not sure if it's an ulcer, because I always thought that ulcers turn yellow, mine has remained a dark pink color... But it's pretty round... I keep hoping that maybe it's an abrasion, like maybe the yeast and friction caused a small open cut, its not a tear, nor is it a paper cut! It's round it's not raised, it hasn't gotten any bigger or smaller, it doesn't hurt, but I haven't Attempted to poke at it at all since I got the swab test done. Maybe it is a tiny ulcer :'(
I'm so scared to find out on Monday.
I just have a bad feeling
I'm keeping the faith for you. I still feel you probably are ok. That single dark pink spot doesn't hurt right?! If you weren't looking down there every day, you might not even know it was there. I feel you may be over anylizing. But Monday will tell. Hang in there.
As for the article, I suggested it to you not in regards to you finding solace from your worries about your pink spot, but more as a general read in reference to some of what appeared to be your concerns about transmission to different parts of the body etc. I feel it's a good read. And I know Grace said it's an old website. But I don't know that it's all that outdated based on other comparable sources of info that are out there or have been quoted..And I noticed that the web page also has the copyright updated (1996 -2011 Herpes.com.) at the bottom. I may not be a Herpes "expert" but I'm fairly knowledgeable on copyright as I'm in a business that copyrights are talked about and referenced on a regular basis. Regardless, the article was donated by the American Social Health Association. It cites experts from Washington State University, Counselors from the National Herpes Hotline and other leading researchers. And I've read through the article several times. Most of what it says is in line with what I see posted recently and then some. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I have no interest in picking arguments and doing any *** for tat, but I generally I think the article stands up and I suspect any changes have been minimal. And I would guess with the updated copyright of the web page, most of what is posted is still viable info or possibly even been updated. Who's to say really? Like I said, most of what I read in that article seems to be for the most part right in line with what's currently put out. And reading the article you can tell a lot of time went into it's content. If some may be put off that a nobody like myself suggested it as a read, I'm fine with that and I understand and I get it. But I personally stand by my own opinion of it being a pretty darned informative & good read, and sensible and straight forward and I see nothing wrong with the article and I don't mind expressing that to whoever sees it. It's worth a read by some folks imo.
Yeah it's very hard waiting, and the fact that it hasn't healed yet just makes me believe that it is herpes,
Plus I've had the exact thing in the exact same place! What else does that?
I know I need to stop dwelling on this but I can't help it, I wish that there could be another obvious explanation, but there's nothing!
Yes that's right it never really hurt, the only time it hurt was after the OBGYN swabbed it, that's when it stung a little. The reason why I noticed it was because I was cleaning the yeast and looking in the mirror to get most of the yeast away from the outside of my vagina.
That's when I saw the red spot!!!
Ugh... It's still there, I guess it is kind of hard to see it, the OBGYN had to look for a min until she saw it. It's pretty small, but it's round, a circular shape!!!! Maybe it is an ulcer!!!! OMG I dont know!!! I'm very scared its so hard for me to really smile, and I keep having to go to the restroom to cry!!! Because well Im very afraid that I'm going to give it to my bf if I haven't already!!
If he doesn't have it for sure and I do, I wld have to break up with him, because I love him too much, and he lived his life making sure he wld not get an STD and then here I come and maybe ruin that. Ugh...
Well there's an up side, I am now completely burn and itch free!!!!!! After my period started I have felt 100%!!!!! all I have right now is normal period irritation which is NOTHING compared to what I've been through!!!! I just hope that it doesn't come back!!!
OMG it's still there!!!!!!! I'm sorry but if it were anything else, or just a normal cut it should have been healed by now!!!! It's been exactly one week!!!!!!!! I can't take this anymore!!!!!! I'm so sad!!! It can't be anything else!!! :'(
Darn! The test hasn't come back yet!!!
The receptionist told me that they will call me if they find something! Ugh... Now I'm going to be afraid of every single call I get this week!!!!
OMG I can't live like this!!! I'm going to go crazy!!! And next week I'm suppose to get the results of my pap smear... I don't know how I'm going to be able to relax now :(
Well I haven't heard anything yet,
But now I'm itching again!!! I seem to start getting itchy right under my clitoris hood on the left side, then outside of the clirotis hood on the outside!!! I dont get it!! This is why I think it's herpes, sure I know except for the tiny cut I had of the inside of my V lips I haven't had much symptoms, but ok, on the left side of my vulva seems to be where I'm affected the most, for instance, the V lip that connects to the clitoris is always red and a little swollen only on the left side!!! Then the skin underneath the clitoris hood is sometimes red and itchy again only on the left side!!! And the outside skin mainly on the left side!!!! I'm so confused and I just dont know what else it could be!!! And it's killing me, I need answers and solutions!!! I've tried using anti fungal cream, they don't help, actually before sometimes they made things worse, hydrocortisone on the outside of the vulva doesn't really work either, all that seems to work is shaving, keeping the area dry and open, and it will reduce in itchiness and red ness for about three days, then come back full force, sometimes when I don't do anything at all it gets worse!!! I have to wash off the yeast looking stuff on my skin to get some relief!! I tried coconut oil, it seems to help a little, altho I'm not putting it inside, just in the out side because I feel like the inside is finally in balance, it's just the outside that is getting invaded my yeast!!!!!! Atleast I think it's maybe yeast... I always find white stuff inbetween the labia minora and labia majora. It's still not gone! But the yeast from vagina is gone! I have no discharge so far, and my period ended a couple days ago. Oh and the left side of my v lip close to where the clitoris is, is ALWAYS swollen! It has not looked normal in atleast 5 months now!!!!
are you sure its yeast on the outside? sometimes its natural ..what do i call it..sebum etc which accumulates and looks whitish. when you have yeast issues..it almost always is inside the vagina. your saying tht u dont have any discharge..so i doubt if its yeast! may sound grose bt hv u chked the insides.. lik with a finger? just see what kind of discharge u get.. if its clear.. then i dont think the outside one is yeast!
I know, I'm thinking the same thing! I really don't know if it's yeast! But it sure is itchy!! And it seems to come back fast! Last time I showed it to my dr, he just looked at it and said, yep that's yeast! But he didn't take a sample!!! If it starts to build up more I'm going to have my OBGYN look at it! Right now I'm getting off and on itchiness! So like I'll be really itchy for an hour and then I'll be fine for another hour then it comes back. Right now it went away. Last time I had this yeast on the outside, the yeast on the inside showed it's face after about a week i think.
If it gets worse tomorrow I'm calling my OBGYN and see what she says. Ugh but I'm afraid to hear about my test results!!!
I know but it's scarry!!! I mean I know it's not hsv2! My blood test is neg for hsv2. So it has to be type1! Now on the left side under the cliroris hood is red, and itchy and irritated!!! Pretty much my whole left side is irritated!!!! I'm so sick of going to the dr for everything!!! I feel like I live there!!! Seriously should I just wait until I get the results from the swab test? Or the pap test? Or should I be seen for the redness and itchiness I have? It's always on the same place!!!!! I always start to itch there first before I start to itch everywhere!! Or before I start to burn everywhere!!! I have not had a good relief for so long!! This time I thought I was finally 100% better, now just four days after my period my skin is inflamed! I dont get it, I'm really scared and I'm sick of practically living in the Drs office!!!
Please tell me your opinion!
Right now one side of my clirotis hood is red, it's on the outer rim, when I pull it back it's obvious that I'm a little swollen and red on the left side only, again the v lip where it is connecting to the clitoris is a little swollen and red as well, and I am itchy on the left side!!! Oh and the redness on the clirotis hood seems to be only in a small general area, I've had this happen multiple times during my horrible horrible experiences with vaginal infections, except this time there really is no discharge, my vagina seems fine, I do get the white stuff in-between my labia minora and labia majora, and white stuff under the hood of my clitoris. But that's it! I think it's herpes! I hope it's not, you have no idea!!! But in running out of options on what it could be!!!!!
I'm still itchy!! And irritated just on the left side of my clitoris!!! Please give me your opinion
Ok I was looking up my symptoms and a mild version of VIN seems to be what I have, burning itching of a specific area of the vulva!! But I can't rule out herpes! I've heard of multiple accounts where people will only have burning and itching, no lesions and they have herpes!! Oh and my cold sores on my lip rarley ever show up as blisters or ulcers, my cold sores are usually just a red area on my lip that bothers me, only twice has it turned into a blister.
I know, I have tried to not touch the area.
I called my OBGYN she is out!! So I won't hear back until either Friday or Monday!!! All the receptionist told me was to use antifungal cream on the area. This is killing me!!!
I know it's unlikely herpes, but right now it's localized to one area!! Just like herpes does! If it were a yeast infection then I'd be itchy everywhere! But I'm not!
The swab of my cervix done when I had cervisitis was neg for all STDs including both types of herpes...
Now on Friday or Monday I will find out about the swab of the cut that has finally healed completely!
This is a BV related question,
So I thought that I was getting another yeast infection and I just smelled the discharge(kinda gross) but it was a really really foul fishy smell!!! So I'm guessing that it's BV AGAIN!!!!!!
My question is, could itching on the outer labia minora, actually inbetween the labia minora and labia majora be from the BV? Or could there be something else wrong with me, like yeast as well?
See obviously like I've said in the past comments I've been itching like crazy, called my OBGYN haven't recieved a call back, I thought it was yeast or herpes related, I have a little discharge but now it's stinky!! I never had it stinky before! It's not really strong but it's pretty gross...
I'm asking you because you said that you fought BV for a long time so, when you had BV did it itch like crazy on the outside?
Obviously I'll ask my OBGYN but I won't hear from her until hopefully Monday, I'll also hopefully have the results of the "cut" I had on Monday as well.
I'm still not positive what this itching is from. It hurts to touch the area, but it's itchy, and red!! This is all on the outside! I feel perfectly fine on my inner vaginal lips, and it's only on one side!!!
It's kind of freaking me out!! I really really hope that my OBGYN calls tomorrow!!!!
Oh and I an having a good amount of white watery discharge, and the only think that soothes the irritated skin is water with baking soda, but it intensifies the fishy odor. Oh and the veins on my labia majora is now more pronounced, it looks like spider veins, ugh I'm still all screwed up! I just want to be normal again!!