3:48 pm - 07/10/2018

Cytolytic vaginosis

Been a little under the weather in the delicate bits, and a treatment for both BV and thrush have proven futile.

I'm convinced that my use of aerosol antiperspirant has thrown off my PH balance, and as a result, my vagina is in revolt. I went to see a gp today and he refused to deal with me unless I had swabs, so I proceeded to my local gum clinic, who also refused to deal with me as it wasn't sexually related. Mercifully someone took pity on me and i was given a full sexual screening along with furtther swabs and internal examination.

The outcome is thus- I have suspected cytolyic vaginosis (higher than normal acidity) some irritation and a small amount of pus found. I have to wait seven days for the std results to come back (although I believe that isnt't an issue) and in the meantime, I need to bathe in baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). I do not have a bath and will probably get trapped in the shower tray if I tried it, was told to avoid douching, so i was thinking about soaking a towel and sitting on it.

Does anyone have any experience/ recommendations with this?
cnotesays 10th-Jul-2018 11:58 pm (UTC)
Just a thought, but could you buy a sitz bath tray? A lot of drugstores sell the kind that fits over the toilet seat so you can sit and soak just the affected area without having to fill a whole bathtub.
patchworkorange 11th-Jul-2018 12:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, never use a spray deodorant or douche of any sort....our vaginas mind themselves! I agree to buy a sitz bath, many post birth mamas need to use them so they're readily available and you COULD probably use a peri-bottle filled with bicarb mixture to just rinse too.

Good luck!
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