9:51 am - 06/28/2009

Spotting after yeast infection treatment

Two days ago, I started getting some vaginal itching and burning.  I've been diagnosed with a yeast infection by the gyno once before, and I am very low risk for STI being that my husband of three years is the only man with whom I've ever been intimate.  I used an OTC pH test, which said my vaginal pH was normal, 4.5, so I assumed it was a yeast infection.  I used Monistat 1 (which burned horribly!), and it provided little relief.  Yesterday I tried plain organic yogurt.  I filled an empty tampon applicator with yogurt in a pastry bag (like a very small cannoli), and inserted it before bedtime.  I woke up this morning, and I have a little spotting.  My period shouldn't start for another week and I'm worried that the bleeding signals something other than YI.  The itching/burning feeling has improved some, but not totally gone.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.
ticklemepiink 28th-Jun-2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Very severe yeast infections can cause brownish/pinkish discharge similar to spotting. It could also be cervicitis caused by the yeast infection...when yeast and bacteria get in there, it leaves the cervix more vulnerable to infection. I would go to the gyno though and get checked out!
havenstreet 28th-Jun-2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Try Monistat 7! I've only heard bad things about Monistat 1.

If you're stressed out because of your yeast infection, it could cause an irregular period cycle. (Periods can vary from 4-8 days.)
paperispatient 28th-Jun-2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Try Monistat 7! I've only heard bad things about Monistat 1.

I'm always wary of recommending Monistat 1 to people after reading about VPers' awful experiences with it - it works very well for me with no negative effects, but it seems to affect different people quite differently. I wouldn't start another round of Monistat quite yet though, OP - I generally notice significant improvement from the 1-day after 2-3 days, and you don't want to double up if the yeastie doesn't need such serious treatment.
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