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what the heck is it

okay so i know that i have had infections down there but not like this! i have like chunky smelly stuff coming out! its the chunky that is really scaring me! what could it be? i have antibiotics from infections before i should i take those?
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130384 tn?1221596627
Never take antibiotics for things that the medicine was not prescribed for.  Ever.

Chunky discharge sounds like a yeast infection.  Go back to the doctor for these new symptoms and get diagnosed.  Don't take antibiotics - they won't help a yeast infection anyways.

Good luck!
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I agree that chunky "cottage cheese" like discharge is consistant w/a yeast infection.
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Antibiotics can cause yeast infections quite often. Did you recently take these for something? Antibiotics are to treat infections caused by viruses. Yeast infections are an abundance of a bad bacteria that overtakes your body. Eating yogurt, as they have live cultures, can often prevent this from happening, especially while taking atiobitics. I would go to the doc if this is your first yeast infection. There are over the counter 3 day meds that you can buy to treat this as well.

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wow, thats some heavy stuff !!!   i wandered on this forum
and clicked on this post not knowing i was WAY outta my leage !
i do have a question about the connection between this kind of
yeast, and CANDIDA ?  just curious if anyone knows.    l.e.
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130384 tn?1221596627
Leif, you poor dear.  This is not quite the best thread to stumble upon and read.  It's not as pleasant as hanging gardens.  :-)
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wow, your quick !!!            l.e.
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wow and this is what you read. its a horrible thing us gals have to deal with.

definatly go to the dr and get properly treated. antibiotics are prescribed for a specific infection. if you take the wrong ones you wont help yourself out at all!
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vaginal yeast infections are a form an "candida".  welcome to the dark side of medhelp :)  what a post to stumble upon, tho!  hanging gardens sounds like a lot more fun lol
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You mentioned you've had infections before - but have they been diagnosed yeast infections by your doctor? Because if not, you should go & have them test if it's yeast or not.... If you are convinced it's a YI, def. get the monistat 7 (like sparkeler said) and to help you out - you can take Probiotic Acidophilous pills - this is the live culture that is found within yogurt. When I have a Y, I take 2 a day... Hopefully this clears up for you asap!
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143952 tn?1237868141
there are two prior posts telling to NOT take antibiotics for the yeast infection.
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Sorry, I just reread the original post...somehow I had gotten the impression that she had been prescribed antibiotics for a yeast infection before....but it really just says an infection, not yeast...thanks.
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you're welcome :)  so much to read, so little time.
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so should i eat yougurt? That will help????
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Have you ever been diagnosed with a yeast infection before?  If so buy some Monistat 7.  That cures most vaginal yeast infections.  I don't think eating yogurt will get rid of your discharge.
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Did I miss something?  Do they ever actually prescribe antibiotics for a yeast infection?  To my knowledge, antibiotics are the culprit of many yeast infections...Many times that I am prescibed antibiotics, I ask them for a prescription for Diflucan as well...and they have NEVER declined it.  Someone steer me the right way, I'm confused!
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I think you're right about that, both from personal experience and what my doctor and others on this forum have said... the 1 & 3 day treatments just don't cut it...
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You are very accurate.
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