1:04 pm - 07/15/2009

Watery, bloody discharge while using boric acid

Well, basically I have watery bloody discharge. I shouldn't be on my period, I'm in the nuvaring. It comes out in big surges, like as soon as a stand up in the morning and it often feels like I'm peeing out of my vagina.
I had sex two days ago, I know I shouldn't have.

Is it the boric acid? This is the first time I've used it. I've had a chronic YI for the last 3 months or so, I thought I'd give it a shot.

Should I stop? I've had to put in a tampon, I can't help it, pads can't catch it fast enough. It comes out in such large amounts like once an hour.

I'm confused.
niki28 15th-Jul-2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
I only do the boric acid at night because it leaks out so much. I also wear an overnight pad at night and a panty liner during the day for the next couple of days. The watery discharge is likely from the boric acid and if I had to guess, the combo of boric acid, chronic yeast and sex have caused the irritation leading up to the bleeding. I would keep using the boric acid and abstaine from sex for a few days.
kittygator 15th-Jul-2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well I've only been doing it at night but I still leak all day. It's the blood that kinda is weirding me out.
You think it was the sex that cause the bleeding?
niki28 15th-Jul-2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I've had spotting after sex from yeast infections before. So it is probably a combo of the two. Are you doing the supositories? Maybe you could cut back a bit or do them less frequently. I think you can douche with boric acid also.
kittygator 15th-Jul-2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'm doing the suppositories.
I've had bleeding for YI sex and it wasn't like this. This has lasted for like 2 days and is very similar to period.
licoricesnocone 15th-Jul-2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I never experienced bleeding, but when I used boric acid I had a constant watery discharge
kittygator 15th-Jul-2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
How long did you use it? I was told 2 a night for 10 days would work.
kittygator 17th-Jul-2009 02:49 am (UTC)
Well I really haven't had any pain at all. It's just bleeding and that watery discharge everyone gets.
It (thankfully) has never hurt.
sunclov O man!!1st-Mar-2011 04:10 am (UTC)
I just had to write. I thought I was the only broad to have BV and yeast infections that go on NONSTOP for YEARS at a time...But thank GOD!!! I am not the only one.
O man, I can sooo relate to what y'all are going thru, and my sex life has pretty much ceased since this has begun, it is so uncomfortable to have sex with any kind of infection goin on.
Yes, I am having an issue rite now with bloody discharge from Boric Acid capsules, and it is concerning. But it really is the most effective thing for treating this problem, SERIOUSLY.
I even thought maybe it was inducing periods, since I got my period twice last month...with spotting her and there. I sometimes take a break for a day or two, then start again.
I also notice intense cramping, and the floody, watery discharge,(seems to bring water to the site, and clean it out, which is a good thing, I guess) Ive tried EVERYTHING. Neem oil and Tea tree oil are (which are good too).
Did not cure anything tho, made things functional, (could have comfortable sex every once in a while)but did not make the infection completely go away. I would start the regime again in between days that i would have sex.
Yes, I am leary about it being poisonous too. But Ive used it on and off for the last 3 months and its ok, but I cant do more than 1 capsule overnite once a day, and it seems I can go more than a week, since it dries things out and is SO harsh on my vag.
I usually break it up with Tea tree oil or Neem suppositories. I also take a probiotic, ($40 brand) worth it to get the more expensive.
What didnt work for me: Yogurt inserted into the vag, Garlic, douches, peroxide, vinegar, etc, acidophilus capsules inserted in the vagina do not work.
I also have Cervical Dysplasia, (perhaps high risk HPV??)and I think the 2 are related honestly. Ive done hours of tireless research on the internet on this matter, since I AM CONSTANTLY AWARE of my vag at all times, I am so sick of it.
Herbs I am thinking of trying based on my internet research:

Thuja Extract
Vitamin A
Green Tea extract
and Calendula oil or extract
There are Suppositories made of these herbs being sold on the internet(expensive, prolly gonna make my own)are supposedly very good for curing any and all Cervical/Vag problems/infections.
I also do the boric acid or some other kind of suppository rite after sex, to prevent infection.
Im gonna go Gung Ho now on this Boric acid thing now. I started yesterday, 2 days, and its been about 3 weeks since last I did Boric acid so Ive had a long break.
Already second day, bloody discharge, cramping....hmmmm...I dunno, But I NEED something strong to kick this damn infection for good.
ash_1220 5th-Dec-2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Hi, I know that you posted this almost five months ago but I was wondering if you kept using the boric acid although you were bleeding? I've used four capsules (one in the morning, and one at night) and started bleeding. Not as severe as you said but enough to make me concerned. I've also been dealing with this problem for three months now. I want to continue to use them but I'm concerned about it if they're making me bleed. Help?
kittygator 5th-Dec-2009 02:04 am (UTC)
I actually started douching with it after the bleeding started because I came to the conclusion that it might have been giving me chemical burns from sitting in one spot too long. I don't remember how mixture I used.
I also used tea tree oil on the outside which helped. But if tingly stuff bothers you I'd stay away from the oil.
Also I never used it in the morning I just did it at night.
ash_1220 5th-Dec-2009 02:14 am (UTC)
In this support group I'm in one of the ladies actually said she gave herself burns from boric acid using it two times a day, she got them after the third day I think. Needless to say that scared me even more when I started bleeding! Did the douching work to get rid of the yeast infection? I don't usually douche because I'm afraid of giving myself a bacterial infection
kittygator 6th-Dec-2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Yeah douching works. I don't know about the BV but I was fine.
bizzah471 boric acid and yeast infection5th-Mar-2010 01:10 am (UTC)
I have had a chronic yeast infection that traditional medication would not take care of. I finally won the battle with my Dr and told her I want the boric acid. So the pharmacy made it in a suppository form and I have been taking it for 10 days. The directions are 1x/day inserted in the evening (due to discharge). I have not had any problems with it at all except the discharge through out the day. So I use a panty liner. Not a big deal if it actually gets rid of the infection.
xyz_blah_etc Severe pain and bleeding from boric acid15th-Mar-2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Hey, just wanted to weigh in cause I'm wondering if anyone else had such an intense reaction, and to give a word of warning. I'd heard about using boric acid, but was a little concerned cause, oh, I don't know, it has POISON CONTROL labels on it. I've had chronic yeast I've been battling for about 4 years, so I was ready to try anything. So I started doing a douche with boric acid and acidophilous...first two times were fine, though after the second, I felt a really strong itchy flare-up as happens with die-off sometimes. I wasn't sure about doing it again with my bits feeling agitated, but went ahead. Shortly after getting out of the shower, I started to feel pain in my womb, which steadily turned into gut-wrenching abdominal cramps, and enough bleeding to make me get really concerned that I should take myself to the hospital. The pain continued really strong for about 3 hours, making me nauseous and making it impossible to walk or stand, even after a few advil (this from someone with a high pain tolerance and severe menstrual cramps). It ended up taking about 12 hours for the pain and bleeding to stop, by which time I felt put through the wringer. I didn't really use that much boric acid in the douche, either, and I'd never seen any warnings about it in my internet research...so word to the wise, if you're considering boric acid for your yeast infection, proceed with caution! It did feel useful the first couple of times...but I realized in the midst of the pain that I had no idea what harm it could potentially cause. What happens if it gets in your bloodstream or somehow up into the womb? How safe is it to use? Anyone know?
xyz_blah_etc Answered my own question with a bit of research...15th-Mar-2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Holy crap! I wish I had read this on one of these journals before I tried boric acid. Not to scare anyone off, because it is obviously effective for lots of folks, but PLEASE be careful if you have "damaged skin" in your cunty, and realize that it can be absorbed through your "mucous membranes".

I didn't want to put all the gory details before, but the pain in my womb quickly morphed into a twisting pain in my guts, which first felt like I was severely constipated, but then turned into diarrhea at 5:30 in the morning, along with the initial nausea, and last, some sharp pangs around my low back/kidneys. I also alternated between feeling feverish and in cold sweats.

I just thought the womb cramping had made my intestines cramp up as well, but from the info below, it all seems pretty common symptoms of low (to medium)-grade boric acid poisoning--which was probably easily and quickly absorbed into my bloodstream by my highly-irritated cunt. Also, fyi, not to REALLY scare the crap out of you, but the 5 grams it lists as potentially enough to cause death in humans is about as much as a teaspoon...which is what is recommended to put in two cups of water to douche with for a yeast infection. I know that's for direct ingestion, but it's still eye-opening, what with the casual way we treat boric acid.

I'm not saying not to use it...I'm glad it's a miracle cure for some. I'm just saying that some people may have a similar reaction to mine, and I wish I had known this BEFORE my ordeal. All the information I've quoted comes straight out of the official Material Data Safety Sheet on the chemical, or from the Pesticides database (you did know it was used as a pesticide, right?), or the Center for Disease Control. Here's some quotes below, with links to the original source at bottom. Oh, also, you may want to be careful using it when pregnant...not an issue for me, but someone may want to know, and it seemed alarming facts to stumble across.

"Potential Health Effects
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Skin Contact:
Causes skin irritation. Not significantly absorbed through the intact skin. Readily absorbed through damaged or burned skin. Symptoms of skin absorption parallel inhalation and ingestion.

Inhalation:
Causes irritation to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. May be absorbed from the mucous membranes, and depending on the amount of exposure could result in the development of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, rash, headache, fall in body temperature, low blood pressure, renal injury, cyanosis, coma, and death.
Ingestion:
Symptoms parallel absorption via inhalation. Adult fatal dose reported at 5 to > 30 grams.

Eye Contact:
Causes irritation, redness, and pain.
Chronic Exposure:
Prolonged absorption causes weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, convulsions and anemia. Liver and particularly the kidneys may be susceptible. Studies of dogs and rats have shown that infertility and damage to testes can result from acute or chronic ingestion of boric acid. Evidence of toxic effects on the human reproductive system is inadequate.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems, or impaired liver, kidney or respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance."
The full information for the Material Data Safety Sheet can be found here: http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/b3696.htm.

"Boric acid is a Borate compound.
Symptoms of Poisoning with Borate Compounds
- Irritation of skin and respiratory tract.
- The gastrointestinal tract, skin, vascular system and brain are the principal organs and tissues affected.
- Nausea, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
- Lethargy and headache may occur but are less frequent."

Source: http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC34663#Symptoms

Oh, also, you may not want to be using boric acid for yeast infections when pregnant. Check out the info about the CDC here: http://www.peopleforcleanbeds.org/boric_acid_risks.htm

Buyer beware, folks. Hope no one goes through what I did. Time to try the garlic again...
Alexis Smith 8th-Feb-2011 05:53 am (UTC)
I know this kinda old but I just had to post my experience with boric acid. Yes, the suppositories can sometimes cause bleeding. I took one and it caused bleeding. But the best thing to try is boric acid powder and using it as a bath. Just hop in the bath and pour about a half of cup of boric acid into the bath and swoosh it around toward ur vagina. Get out and rewash ur body because you will feel the boric acid on ur skin( i dont think it messes up ur skin though) I started off douching with boric acid in the day and boric acid bath at night. Now i just boric acid bath and the bleeding from the boric acid suppository immediately disappeared and so did the discharge. I was having! Give it a try ladies. No meds or creams could cure this yeast/bacteria infection!
sunclov Vitamins, supplements10th-Mar-2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Guys, changing your diet is ALSO, very important. Taking vitamins and supplements did not make my infection go away, But it did however, make me feel a whole lot better, and helped control the infection and comfort levels. Ive never been in better health and I look great too. My skin is all glowy, and I think Ive only been able to function all this time, (even have sex every once in a while) cuz I do take herbs, vitamins and supplements.
Like I said, or maybe I posted this on another page, but, Jarrow Brand Femdophilus, 2 caps a day, made a difference. It also prevents UTIS for me, which I get quite often.
Heres a list of supplements I take:
Multivitamin
B-Complex(very important)
Selenium & Vitamin D(there have been studides done on women prone to BV, and yeast having a Deficiency in these 2 vitamins.
Vitamin A, VERY POWERFUL anti viral antimicrobial, they are doin tones of research on this rite now.
Magnesium, (awesome, keeps you regular too :))
Zinc
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin b6, Low dosage, cuz I am already taking a b complex.

Smoothies once a day:
Raspberry and or banana ice cream/or frozen yogurt shakes, made with apple juice, soy milk or milk.
WITH Spinach, Lecithin, soy, FLAXSEED, (very important)
Wheatgrass is awesome TOO. However, Im too poor for that at the moment.
There are studies being done aboiut Coconut oil helping this situation (cadida). Altho, it made me feel great after I got used to the quiziness (1 tbsp a day) caused in the beginning, it did nothing for my yeast . Monolaurin is a derivative of coconut oil. Doesnt too much from what I have read.
Herbs: Goldenseal is AWESOME and invaluable. Get the tincture.
Echinacea, awesomeness. Do not take these 2 herbs for more than a month, may cause liver damamge.
Turmeric and Olive leaf extract, did Nothing.
Grapefruit seed extract does nothing. (Ive tried with that one a few times)
Oregano Oil is great, but only made the infection alot better, didnt cure anything.
Green tea extract. Since I have cervical dysplasia and HPV, there are studies being done rite now on green tea being extremely helpful in curing HPV. Please google it.
From the tireless research Ive done over the last year in trying to rid myslef of this debilitating infection once and for all, Boric acid Tea tree oil and PROBIOTICS are the most important and effective things.
bunnymelon Same problem!8th-Aug-2011 06:06 am (UTC)
Hi everyone,

I am having the same problem with boric acid and bleeding. Can anyone tell me if they found out this is a "normal" side effect? Or should I be concerned?

Thanks a bunch!
golferpaige Me too!20th-Aug-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
I only used one suppository that was prescribed to me by my OBGYN and it was prepared by a pharmacy. I put in one before bed and the next afternoon I had bright red spotting/bleeding. Is this caused by the boric acid?
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