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!
rubymermaid2 19th-Dec-2018 07:36 pm (UTC)
I know they say never ever to douche but that has been my preferred method of dealing with CV that uses the least amount of baking soda. I mike about 5 cups of warm water with 2 heaping tablespoons of baking soda and douche refilling the douche with the solution each time until it's gone. I do this usually twice a day and it will take a bit over a week until it starts feeling better.

I get CV every time I treat a yeast infection with oral difluccan, which I won't be doing in the future...

For me, CV feels different from yeast and has more labia irritation than yeast which is more internal if that makes any sense. However symptoms can differ from person to person.
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