As you may know, there are times when one of the VP maintainers will make a post on behalf of someone who wishes to remain anonymous. This is one of those times.
We appreciate your consideration when responding. :)
For the VP Team
I saw my vaginal health provider last week; I thought I had a yeast
infection. She wasn't the nicest to me (which is a different story),
but she said I don't have a yeast infection. I suggested I get tested
for STI's (why she didn't suggest it, who knows) and we waited because
Well now my symptoms have gotten worse. My vulva is very sore and
tender to the touch, it feels like all my natural discharge has tried
up and instead I've occasionally just got a thicker yellower
discharge, and inserting objects is painful, probably due to the
dryness. It doesn't really itch persay, but it's not pleasant, and
when I pee and it hits my vulva it stings really bad. What could it
be? I have had two instances of unprotected sex in the last 4 months,
although my vulva never came in contact with ejaculate. I also use an
insertable vibrator and I have a bad habit of not cleaning it
thoroughly every time. Could this be the problem?
Additionally, I mentioned that I had treated my yeast infection with
yogurt insertion, like a lot of people recommend here. She freaked
out and said it's dangerous to put anything in the vagina like yogurt
or garlic. So who's right? Her or I? Could I have a yogurt
infection instead of a yeast infection?
I plan to see her again later this week but since she didn't really
offer any medical advice last time I'd like to know specifically what
to ask for.