7:50 pm - 09/20/2012

Clitoris pain and irritation after BV

I'm having a really aggravating problem. I came down with BV twice in the span of two months, and it manifested as severe clitoris pain and redness. After I got done with the antibiotics, the symptoms came back, but I tested negative for BV. The only way I can get any relief from the pain is when I'm on antibiotics, which I was told to stop taking.

I'm losing faith in my doctors, because I called a nurse and her only suggestions were to use estrogen cream and to try to reduce the stress in my life. This is doing absolutely nothing and I'm still in pretty unbearable pain.

I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions at all, or if anyone else has been through this.
brigittefires 21st-Sep-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
I ended up with chronic vulvar pain from chronic yeast infections, and to took going to a pelvic pain specialist clinic. The third doctor in that clinic finally took me seriously and explained that those kinds of infections can cause nerve damage as soon as the first time we get them, and especially if they become chronic. I ended up going on 2 months of topical lidocaine therapy for the nerve damage, and had to go to physical therapy to un-train my body's reflexive tensing from years of painful sex with this nerve damage.

TL;DR: Go see a pelvic pain specialist. I hope it feels better soon!
evilnel 21st-Sep-2012 01:45 am (UTC)
I keep getting period flare ups which leave me sore for days afterwards (like my labia and clitoris are so swollen it hurts to walk or sit). Vagisil BURNS like a beast. I find that a little bit of hydrocortisone cream can help settle things down, but I agree with the above commenter that you might do well to check in with a pain specialist, or at least another gyno who might listen to your concerns.
encircleme 21st-Sep-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
I had pretty awful pain in my clitoris, that seemed to come from nowhere-it was a localized yeast infection and since you've been on antibiotics a yeastie wouldn't be much of a surprise. It's worth trying a light application of jock-itch cream on it to see if that helps.

For me it takes about 4-5 days to clear up.

Edited at 2012-09-21 01:53 am (UTC)
glitterberrys 22nd-Sep-2012 07:52 am (UTC)
I have much experience with this...unfortunately, ultimately I ended up just having to wait it out :( Still, it should go away eventually even if you don't find a successful way to hasten it :)
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