skankkbby (skankkbby) wrote in vaginapagina,

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Perplexing Vagina Problem: I have no idea what is wrong down there!

Alright, so I've been having this problem since before I started menstrual cycling or hit puberty when I was 13 (I'm 18 now). It was a constant thick, white discharge that inevitably left large creamy-like stains in my underwear. First, I blew it off as premenstrual discharge, because I remembered something about discharge around puberty from a sex ed. class. After I started my period, the discharge continued. I would tell my doctor that I thought it was a yeast infection, but he never ran tests. He just prescribed me medications for yeast infections or bacterial infections. Still, the discharge continued. I was sexually active very quickly after I began having periods, but not before. One of the things I am most worried about is that I was raped for a little over a year when I was six.

That being said, I was tested for STDs; these tests came back negative. I was put on a birth control very early due to my premature sexual activity and irregular periods. Well, fast forward a little: about six months ago, my period went out of control. I started having two periods a month. I'd have a 10 day cycle, spot, and be done for a few days (during which, I still had the discharge) and then another 10 day period would start up. It wasn't just old blood or a panty-liner's worth, it was a full-on period. When I wasn't on my period, I had intense discharge that had a foul smell and, according to my boyfriend, a bitter taste. No itching though. This went on for a few months until I saw my doctor almost about 1 1/2 months ago. He thought that it might be the birth control that was not strong enough, so he took me off the pill and put me on depo. 15 days later, I started a heavy period (depo should rid me of a period), but I did a bit of research that said it happened in the first month. It's duration seemed normal, and it started to get light and spotty. But then it started up again, just as heavy as before. Well, this went on- heavy to light, heavy to light, and I expected it to end every time. It took on a brown/black color, which I know is a signal of old blood. But usually old blood is just spotting or a really light flow; but like I said earlier, it would be so heavy!

The period madness finally took a halt three days ago. Now, I have discharge that is thick, but instead of being white, it's a brownish-yellow color; it almost looks like there's some earwax mixed up in there. During all this craziness, I've been having abdominal pains like crazy! Sometimes it's a period-cramps feel. But most of the time, it's an intense, stop-mid-step-and-bend-over type of pain.

I've had two ultrasounds done- one regular ultrasound and another vaginal ultrasound; the doctors were trying to see if I had ovarian cysts. These were done before the birth control switch. After the switch, though, my doc told me to call back in two weeks if symptoms continue. Well, I know myself to be a hypochondriac, so I've been avoiding going back to get it checked out, thinking of excuses not to (whether or not this is rational, I don't know). But I did a lot of research, and I keep coming to "cervical cancer" which can take years to show up.

Anyways, help? Has anybody else had this issue? The last few time's I've been tested for infections, results come back negative. This is not normal behavior for my body. Opinions?
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