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Having vaginal infection, itching. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:I need to chat with a Gynae for my wife
User:Could you please guide me
Doctor:I'm sorry we do not have gynecologists for chat
User:Ok. How do you suggest I should go ahead then?
Doctor:I'm sure I can help you, if you wish you can continue the chat with me
User:Ok. Doctor my wife seems to be having a vaginal infection
User:Its been two weeks that she has an itching in that region
Doctor:Since how long?
User:maybe 2-3 weeks
Doctor:Does she also have any other problems, like a white discharge?
User:As a matter of fact, yes
Doctor:Could you describe the discharge, is it like curdy?
User:Its not curdy...She says its not too much..very less discharge which is a little sticky
Doctor:I feel it could be a fungal infection
User:Ok..She is saying she intensely washed her region during her last periods..
Doctor:You will need to get baseline investigations done after which a treatment plan can be advised
User:could that be a trigger for this problem?
Doctor:How old is she? and is by any chance pregnant?
User:she's 30
User:Not yet pregnant
Doctor:is she a diabetic?
User:No no
User:not at all
User:She's Thyroid
User:but under control
Doctor:okay, What you need to do is, get her to your local gyneacologist
Doctor:She needs a proper physical exam
Doctor:and some basic tests like
Doctor:Urine routine, complete blood counts
User:I got her urine routine done on XXXXXXX 31st
Doctor:and a vaginal swab KOH mount
User:What is a vaginal swab test?
Doctor:You can also get a vaginal swab culture and sensitivity
Doctor:Vaginal swab is a simple test, where a small cotton swab is introduced into the vagina so that the discharge gets stuck to it
User:Doctor, a friend of hers advised CMC table to be inserted in the region
Doctor:and this wet swab is then applied onto a slide and examined under microscope to identify the type of micro-organism causing the problem
User:CMC vaginal tablets
User:Should she use them?
Doctor:You should consult a doctor in person before you decide on any medicines
User:Ok Doctor
User:One more question she had
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss?
Doctor:go ahead
User:How should she clean the region during her periods?
User:Can she use normal soap?
Doctor:No special precaution is needed,
User:is there any specific step she should take to maintain good hygeine?
Doctor:she can clean with normal tap water or warm water and a normal soap
User:No special precaution means, she can apply soap in that region during her periods?
User:Doctor one more thing
Doctor:Yes please go ahead
User:Since we are planning for our family, can we have normal intercourse during this time (infection)? or should we avoid?
Doctor:It is best to avoid intercourse during any infection
User:Ok. I am embarrassed to ask you this but can she stimulate herself sexually during this time?
Doctor:Yes she can
Doctor:There is no problem with that
User:Ok. Thanks doctor..Now I have a question of my own..
User:We have been planning to start a family for a couple of months now
User:I am facing this issue that I am unable to discharge inside..
User:But when outside, I am easily able to do so.
User:Is there a problem with me that I need to consult a doctor?
Doctor:if you don't mind could you please give me two minutes?
User:Sure doctor
Doctor:I am back
Doctor:By your description I do not feel you have any problem
Doctor:You might be having what is called as performance anxiety
Doctor:It is a very common condition
User:When I am unable to discharge inside, I lose the erection as well which really frustrates me
Doctor:It is a common thing to loose the erection while ejaculating
Doctor:Do not worry about that
User:What do you suggest I should do then?
Doctor:First thing, you should stop worrying about the results
Doctor:Then you should indulge in forepay
Doctor:I mean foreplay
Doctor:And you should have sexual intercourse without any inhibitions or expectations from yourself
Doctor:You need to be relaxed and have sexual intercourse to just enjoy
User:I'll all the steps going forward
Doctor:pregnancy will happen by itself
User:Thanks doctor
User:I really appreciate ir
Doctor:Is there anything else?
User:No doctor. Thats all.
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