estrellafugaz85 (estrellafugaz85) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Weird discharge/symptoms

Just posting here in case anyone had any ideas. I've been having weird vagina symptoms for the last few years now. Generally a slight itching/soreness/discomfort accompanied by a discharge. I've been to the local GUM clinic about 12 times in the last 9 months in order to try to figure out what's wrong but still have no idea. I sometimes get diagnosed with BV but other times I have some symptoms of BV (usually a high pH level) but not others. I took a course of antibiotics for "early BV" 3 weeks ago, and have now been prescribed another course today by the baffled doctor at the clinic who says my pH level is high once again but he's not sure if I have BV. He also gave me a cream for yeast infections to treat redness and discomfort on my vulva, which I don't normally get. I thought I may have got an external yeastie from the antibiotics (the inside of my vagina also looks very red) but I don't know. The doctor today also said he thought there was an odor, while most doctors have told me there isn't (I personally always think there's an odor). Sometimes inserting the speculum for an exam is very painful (today was really bad), and sometimes it's completely fine. So he is as confused as I am as to what this might be.

As I said, this is a long running thing. I've had periods of a few months with no real issues, but then the next 6 months I might have issues on and off. I've found that a lot of the time, if I just leave it alone and do nothing, the pain and itching just goes away and I feel normal, but sometimes it lasts quite a few weeks. I've found that when I have frequent sexual contact, I have *fewer* problems than when I don't. Sometimes using a gel designed for recurrent BV works and sometimes it doesn't. The main issue seems to be that I have an overly alkaline vagina, which sometimes causes an odor and discomfort. But why/how? The only health issues I have that I know of are Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ezcema and polycystic ovaries. Has anyone experienced anything similar?
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