I'm reaching out to see if anyone has ever heard of anything like this and what it might be.
Seven months ago I went for a pap test and my Dr. said I had a yeast infection. To make a long story short, over the course of four months I had multiple rounds of diflucan and over-the-counter yeast treatments and none of them worked. Then, three tests for yeast came back NEGATIVE despite all the yeast symptoms. All tests for STD's have also come back negative. My Dr. was at a loss so he sent me to a gynaecologist...who also thought it was yeast, sent a test to the lab and it was also negative. The gynaecologist says he can't help me because he has no idea what this is.
My vestibule area is alternately itchy and sore. It looks mostly normal except for three extremely red and angry looking patches. But here's the weirdest thing - white buildup that seems to come and go with my cycle. For example, after my period ends there is no buildup at all but within a few days it starts...it looks like white liquid but adheres to the walls of my vagina and builds up on the opening as well. Over the course of the next week or two it builds and builds to the point to where the walls and the entrance to my vagina have a two or three milimeter thick white buildup on them (I figure this is where I was in my cycle when I went to the Dr for my pap test). Then, about seven days before my period I get a TON of pasty white discharge and the vestibule area gets very very very itchy - all that white buildup is shedding. Then for a week before my period there is no buildup at all, I'm just itchy and sore. Then I get my period and the cycle starts all over again.
I haven't had intercourse in a long time but the gynaecological exams (multiple now...and I really hate them!) don't hurt...but afterwards I'm itchy and sore INSIDE as well.
I'm at my wits end. The medical system has no idea what it is and they've given up trying to help me. I want to date (I'm 38 and single and am very lonely) but I can't because of this. Basically, I've had a lot of tears over this and I don't know what else to do. I've read "The V Book" and none of the conditions in the book resemble this.
If anyone has heard about anything like this please let me know.