This is a looooong story so I'll try to remember all the facts.
I had sex for the first time in August. It all started to what I thought was herpes (but was actually just a pimple) and having some brighter than normal discharge. The first doctor, without any testing, said I had bacterial vaginosis and did douching and an insert pill. Of course douching is BAD and he was a douche-y doctor so I found another one.
I took an extensive STD test and everything was negative. After my period, everything seemed to go back to normal.
October 1st, I was struck with a sudden UTI (first one EVER) and got a three day dose of antibiotics. I went back after a week so they could test and they said I was fine, although I was still feeling weird down there.
Two weeks later, I had sex with my boyfriend and my clitoris burned so badly about 5 minutes before we finished. I went to the doctor the next day (the stupid one) and again without testing, he said the UTI and the bacterial vaginosis much be treated together. Again with the douching... I left to go to the other doctor (the male gyno was the only one open on Saturday so I went because I was worried). The other doctor did a vaginal and urine test. She found 3 kinds of bacteria (Streptococcus Agalactiae, Escherichia Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis) and fungus (Candida Albicans). I received a round of antibiotics, inserts, and a cream.
I had slight itching, but not terrible. My discharge was a bright yellow. My boyfriend and I stopped having sex for two weeks (recommended by the doctor) and I also tried acidophilus + doing the yogurt remedy.
One thing, when I started the inserts, my lower abdomen started to hurt. Not all the time, but every now and then. It feels like menstrual cramps but I'm not do for another week (on the pill). I started to worry maybe it was PID. But I also developed horrible gas when I tried the garlic method (two cloves chopped up and swallowed.... not doing that again). I also had the cramping last time and it was about a week before my period (on a different set of pills). The douche doctor said it was from the "inflammation". But the cramping went away as soon as my period came.
The cramping I'm worried about. Of course there are several possibilities to the cramping (gas, the pill, the inserts, PID, the infection...). The other symptoms seemed to have all but disappeared but the cramping every now and then. It's not terrible pain but just that uncomfortable sudden menstrual cramp feeling and it's gone.
I can't go to the doctor until next week... (work. I live and work in JAPAN so, take the morning off for the doctor??? WHAT?! -_-).