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How do you know if you have an infection?

I'm TTC right, well we BD'd three times in a couple of hours.. What can I say? I know how to Make my man happy! Lol. Anyways, since then, my va jay jay is red, itches and is sore... Could I have an infection? And anything I can do at home to help until I can make it to the doctor??
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~*bump*~
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anyone??????
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its probably just overworked! lol sometimes when im dry down there having sex can be painful during and after.  just wait and see if it goes away.  If not its probably a UTI and then you can try to cure it yourself with lots of water and cranberry juice.. my UTIs always go away on their own but i know exactly what they are everytime.  you will feel like you need to pee really bad but then when you go a little will dribble out and it hurts! but yeah.. I would just say its overstimulated down there.. theres not much you can do to make it feel better unfortunatly except wait awhile to have sex again.
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oh yeah if it doesnt go away and you start getting uti symptoms try cranberry juice because it helps alot but if it doesnt clear up i would say within a week you should see a doctor.. cuz it can be really painful.
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the only things I have are, redness, itching, soreness, and I pee a lot. But I actually just bought some cranberry juice. Maybe I should drink it. thanks
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so far it only hurts to wipe
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503882_tn?1288846637
yeah it sounds like you are just irritated down there.. if you arent having problems peeing you should be safe lol
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Hi itcouldhappen,

i had a UTI about a week and a half ago.

Watch out for symptoms such as peeing every 5 mins (but hardly anything comes out) becuase that is a sign that one is going to come.

I peed for 2 days straight in a row every 3 mins (without pain) & didnt know what it was, then after 2 days it started to 'burn' when i peed and then it really burned!! by day 4 i was in agony!! if it starts to burn when you pee go straight to a doctor. I tried all the cranberry stuff & cranberry tablets & then had to go to the doctor coz it wasnt doing anything for me! I knew what it was as i did a search on the net about all my symptoms so i went to the doc & he gave me antibiotics and it all cleared up within 2 days. I got my UTI when i BD 3 times in one day. They reckon you get a UTI from too much sex or not peeing after sex, so make sure you go to the toilet after sex.

Anyways, if its not a UTI, maybe you have gotten another infection? Here is a piece i grabbed from the net (sorry if TMI):

Vaginal discharge, itching, and burning are common symptoms of the various forms of vaginitis. Although the symptoms of these infections can be very similar, there are some differences to look for in the color and smell of the discharge.

Some vaginal discharge is quite common and normal for women of childbearing age. Normally, cervical glands produce a clear mucous secretion that drains downward, mixing with bacteria, discarded vaginal cells, and Bartholin gland secretions at the opening of the vagina. These substances may (depending on how much mucus there is) turn the mucus a whitish color, and the discharge turns yellowish when exposed to air. There are times throughout the menstrual cycle that the cervical glands produce more mucus than others, depending on the amount of estrogen produced. This is normal.

Sexual excitement and emotional stress have both been associated with a normal vaginal discharge. This discharge is a clear, mucus-like secretion.

If your vaginal discharge is abnormal in color such as green, has a foul smell, changes consistency, or is significantly increased or decreased in amount, you may be developing a form of vaginitis.

Bacterial vaginosis (bacterial vaginosis) causes an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women report a strong fishlike smell, especially after intercourse. The discharge is usually white or gray, it can be thin. You may also have burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. Some women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms at all.
Yeast infections or candidiasis cause a thick, whitish-gray "cottage cheese" type of vaginal discharge and may be itchy. You may have intense itching in your genitals. Painful urination and intercourse are common. You may not always have a vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may have an itchy rash on the penis. Most male partners of women with yeast infection do not experience any symptoms of the infection.
Trichomoniasis causes a frothy vaginal discharge that may be yellow-green or gray, itching and irritation of the genitals, burning with urination (sometimes confused with a urinary tract infection), discomfort during intercourse, and a foul smell. Because trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease, symptoms may appear within 4-20 days after exposure. Men rarely have symptoms, but if they do, they may have a thin, whitish discharge from the penis and painful or difficult urination.
Pain itself is not a frequent symptom (except for the itching) and should prompt you to see your health care provider.
If you have a condition called vulvodynia, you may have burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness of your genitalia but no infection or skin disease of the vulva or vagina. You may have pain, off and on. This is a different condition that requires further diagnosis with your health care provider.

Good Luck
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I do have the cottage cheese type cm. Its not a lot.. so maybe its possible I got a yeast infection, as I am also itching? How do you get a yeast infection from BDing, if u and ur partner are clean before hand?? I mean if its possible.
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Hi itcouldhappen,

here is an article from the net. I dont know too much about yeast infections as i have never had one!( not that i know of).

What Is a Yeast Infection?
A yeast infection, also known as candidiasis (pronounced: can-dih-die-uh-sis), is the name for a common infection caused by a type of yeast-like fungus called candida.

Yeast infections usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body, such as the mouth and moist areas of skin. When they cause an infection in the vagina, it is known as vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Candida can overgrow for many reasons. Stress, pregnancy, and illnesses that affect the immune system may allow yeast to multiply, as can certain medicines. These include some birth control pills and steroids. Or if you're taking antibiotics, such as for strep throat, the antibiotics can kill "good" bacteria that also live in the body and normally keep the growth of candida in the vagina in check. Yeast also can flourish if a girl's blood sugar is high. Girls who have diabetes that isn't controlled are at a higher risk for yeast infections.

Many girls find that yeast infections tend to show up right before they get their periods because of the hormonal changes that come with the menstrual cycle. Clothing (especially underwear) that is too tight or made of materials like nylon that trap heat and moisture might lead to yeast infections because yeast can thrive in this type of environment. And douching and using scented sanitary products can upset the healthy balance of bacteria in the vagina and make yeast infections more likely.

Yeast infections can happen to any girl, and they're not related to having sex — although they occasionally can be spread from one sexual partner to the other. This is quite rare, though, and the partner of someone who has a yeast infection does not automatically have to be treated. Yeast infections that are spread through sex are not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A doctor won't be able to tell how you got a yeast infection, but will be able to tell you if you really have one, and if so, how to treat it.

What Are the Symptoms of a Yeast Infection?
Common signs and symptoms of yeast infections include:

itching and irritation in the vagina
redness, swelling, or itching of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina)
a thick, white discharge that can look like cottage cheese and is usually odorless, although it might smell like bread or yeast
pain or burning when urinating or during sex
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor or gynecologist. It's easy to confuse the symptoms of a yeast infection with those of some STDs and other vaginal infections. Your doctor can give you the right diagnosis.

Do Guys Get Yeast Infections?
Obviously, guys don't get vaginal yeast infections. But balanitis (pronounced: bal-uh-nie-tis), an infection of the head of the penis, can be caused by the same candida that causes infections in girls. Guys who have diabetes are more prone to this infection. A guy who gets balanitis may not have any symptoms or the tip of the penis may become red and sore or itchy. Some guys might have a slight discharge as well.

Guys who are not circumcised need to take extra care to clean properly beneath their foreskins. The warm, moist folds of the foreskin are the perfect environment for yeast infections to thrive. Keeping the area clean and dry may help prevent an infection, but if symptoms do show up, a trip to the doctor will solve the problem.

How Can I Prevent Yeast Infections?
What you wear — or don't wear — can help you avoid a yeast infection. Yeast grows best in a warm, moist environment: think wet bathing suits, tight jeans, and stretchy exercise gear. Nylon underwear, pantyhose, and other synthetic materials that trap moisture also make yeast infections more likely.

Some girls may react to certain dyes or perfumes in soaps, bath gels or lotions, sanitary products, and laundry detergents. When the reaction causes irritation, that can set the stage for a yeast infection. Your best bet is to steer clear of perfumed products and to use mild and fragrance-free products when possible.

To help keep your vaginal area dry, try switching to all-cotton underwear and make sure you carefully dry off after you shower. If you can, wear cotton underwear to bed or don't wear any, and always wash and thoroughly dry your underwear before wearing them. Don't lounge around in a wet bathing suit and avoid jeans or pantyhose that are too tight.

Don't take leftover antibiotics or someone else's antibiotics if you think you have an infection. Only take antibiotics when and how they're prescribed for you. And if you have diabetes, make sure you keep your blood sugar levels under control.

Do I Need to See a Doctor?
Treating a yeast infection is simple. But it's still important to visit your doctor for the right diagnosis, since other infections can cause similar symptoms but require different treatments. Your doctor might take a urine sample — to rule out a urinary tract infection — and some discharge from your vagina to examine under a microscope.

If you do have a yeast infection, your doctor will probably prescribe a pill to swallow or a vaginal cream or suppository. When you get home, follow all the directions on the package carefully. A suppository will come with an applicator to help you place the medicine inside your vagina, where it can begin to work.

All of these types of medication can clear up your symptoms in a couple of days and cure the infection within a week. It's important that you take the medicine for the whole time that your doctor prescribes. If you stop taking it too soon, the infection could come back.

The doctor may also prescribe a cream you can apply around the vagina to relieve itching. Some of these creams are available without a prescription in your local drugstore, but you shouldn't just buy a cream if you think you have a yeast infection. It's important to see a doctor for your diagnosis, because if you actually have another type of infection the problem could get worse if it is not properly treated. Also, over-the-counter medicine should not be used by anyone who is under 12 or pregnant.

Yeast infections can be annoying, especially if they happen regularly. To help avoid them, follow your doctor's advice, wear cotton underwear, and try to wear loose-fitting clothes. Your body will thank you.

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I have all the signs of a yeast infection except pain during urination. Idk about pain during sex as we have been tired the past two days. lol. If this is a yeast infection, its my first one ever that I could recall. It weird how I start TTC and after I ovulate and all that goodness, I get this cottage cheese cm. Not pleasant but oh well. lol
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dont worry i thought the same when i got my UTI, i was doing everything normal, healthy, everything!! Then i get an Infection..... which sucked. But lucky for me i kept my eye on it and went to the doctor & it got fixed.

Hope everything is ok for you!!
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you will know if you have a yeast infection when you try to have sex again.. it burns like hell! it will probably be so painful you wont even be able to continue.. they are bad lol but easy to cure
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well DH was messing with me lastnight we didnt BD, but other things.. and so far it didnt burn or anything... maybe I could rule it out? The cottage cheese cm isn't really there anymore. Just creamy watery now. :D
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what CD are you on? Have you taken a test? I am now 6 DPO - am going to test this weekend (will be9 DPO) do you think that the early preg tests will pick up any HCG levels by 9DPO or should i wait until next week? Only thing is, that i am currently on CD23 & normally have 26 Day Cycles, so theoretically (Sp?) i should have my AF in 3 days (I ovulated really late in this cycle - 11 days before due AF).

Because i normally ovulate around CD12 & have 26 day cycles, however this month i ovulated 4 days late, should i add 4 days onto my cycle? counting as 30 day cycle not 26?

Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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I believe I'm on CD20? It may pick up at 9dpo depending on how high your levels are. But if its negative don't get discouraged. May just be too early. I know many say that 14dpo is the ideal time to test. Everyone is different. If you ovulated later then its possible you'll start later. Last month, I was due for AF 5/14. But it didnt start until 5/23. So anything is possible. Just test in three days, and if negative wait atleast 2-3 days or a week and test again. GL :0)
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