a few prawns short of a galaxy (glitterberrys) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Burning during urination after GYN visit

So I went to the GYN today to get my CA125 levels checked/cyst examined, talk about my megaperiods, etc, and I mentioned my weird discharge, so he took a couple of swabs, and in the interest of getting a "good sample" jammed that thing around in there - it seriously felt like a knife. My vagina does not take kindly to invaders on a good day, and it's not feeling so well at the moment, so it was extremely painful. I noticed after he stopped that I had what felt like UTI burning but ignored it in favor of panicking about my ultrasound (priorities, you know).

Well, I mostly forgot about it, until just now when I went to pee. It's like a UTI times a hundred. My bladder is still full because I can't push past the pain, so to speak. No idea what he managed to do with a freaking cotton swab, but is there anything I can do to lessen the pain while urinating? Because I can't hold it forever, but I also don't want to pass out on the toilet. That's a life experience I can do without, honestly.

(And on top of everything else, the swab was normal, no recurrent BV like I suspected. So. Didn't even need to do all that. Awesome!)

Also, he said my cyst was mostly uniform in appearance and mostly fluid-filled, and hasn't changed much in three months - that means it's probably benign, right? I'm used to getting cysts and usually don't worry about them, but a friend of mine was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and it kind of messed my head up.
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