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Vaginal discharge for a week following sexual intercourse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello ,
During sex with my boyfriend, ejaculates in me since I'm using birth control (LoestrinFE24). For the past couple times we've had sex I've experience a change in my discharge from being clear and sticky to becomes milky and thin not stick at all and the scent is different. I had BV at one point and was treated for that, but now the smell isn't putrid just different. My boyfriend's away at school so we don't have sex often only a couple times a weekend a month or so. This didnt happen before he went to school and I've been tested for STD's which came back negative. I'm worried that each time he cums in me this is going to occur .. I also took a one pill yeast infection treatment for itching because I cheer and wear tight spandex a lot .. I fear that this is going to occur each time we have sex and i don't want to force him to pull out every single time so I'm just wondering what could this be and what I should do now as well as is there an over the counter treatment that will restore my normal discharge? Please help i've been treated for BV twice now and yeast infections twice as well
User :   Hi,
User :   Let me read your query for sometime to be able to have a good discussion here.
User :   hello there and alright thank you
User :   Do you see any curdy discharge ?
User :   Nope, it's just milky and thin
User :   Ok, do you feel tender in the breast when you have such a discharge ?
User :   I've had some instances of tenderness but it's not consistent especially compared with the discharge
User :   ok, and do you have uterine cramps during the same ?
User :   nope, urinating is fine it doesnt hurt or burn or anything
User :   thas't fine , i mean uterine cramps ( pains just like during or before a period bleeding ?
User :   that's*
User :   ohh sorry , and no my birth control either gives me no period at the beginning or now just a little pink discharge for 2 days and then it goes back to normal
User :   ok,for how many days do you have milky discharge after the intercourse ?
User :   well so far it's lasted until i've gotten treatment for it so a couple weeks or so
User :   may i know what treatment you used to take ?
User :   I was perscribed pliva both times and then a one time yeast infection pill i can't remember the name though
User :   ok, this is not due to the infection , its just the cervical secretions after its stimulation during the intercourse
User :   and this happens due to the hormonal imbalance created by the birth control pill
User :   so it's normal due to my BC ? Will it go away or do I have to do something for it
User :   it is most of times self limiting
User :   if it do not go off for more than a year , then you may need to switch to other preparations of the birth control pill
User :   Okay , so it's nothing to do with him ejaculating me , because we thought that was maybe the reason it happened since i only started birth control in july and we waited the month in august and then he was off to school so we never really had unprotected sex until november
User :   right , its nothing due to him
User :   its rather a simple mechanical stimulus by him ,
User :   Hi
User :   hello sorry I was in the middle of a session with another doctor but I re-uped but I have basically had a milky discharge after sex, the other doctor said it was cervical secretions due to in hormonal imbalance caused by my birth control and so I just wanted to know is there anything I can do to subdue the discharge and prevent it from occuring without changing birth control
User :   Since how long has this been happening?
User :   well my boyfriend's away at school so we only have sex a couple time a month and its been happening since november I want to say , I would go get it checked and two times I had BV and was treated with pliva but this time I don't have an odor which make me think it wasnt BV
User :   Ok
User :   Let me explain.
User :   yes, birth control pills can cause cervical secretions due to oestrogen content in them
User :   and sexual intercourse can cause disturbances in their levels causing the discharge.
User :   If this is the case, then the only option to prevent this is to use a different birth control pills - a minipill which is progesterone only pill.
User :   However, since you report of such discharge only following sexual intercourse,
User :   possibility of infection cannot be ruled out, unless physically examined/swab test is done on the secretion.l
User :   Hence, I suggest that you report back to your gynecologist
User :   who can guide you through,
User :   both with physical examination, swab test
User :   as well as suggest you the mini pills too.
User :   In the mean time, I recommend you to involve in protected sexual intercourse by using a condom till the cause is found.
User :   Hope it is clear to you.
User :   so there's a possibility it's the birth control, but the only way to be sure is to go get examined for sure, and if it is an infection is there any way for me to prevent it from occuring because it seems as though every time we have unprotected sex I've ended up with BV
User :   Most often unprotected sexual intercourse result in genital infections.
User :   But not all genital infections are serious concern.
User :   As long as the infection is not a bacterial or one of the STD causing organisms, they resolve over a few days.
User :   This may be happening with you.
User :   A non serious genital infections are common in individuals who's immunity is not upto the mark.
User :   it could just be a genital infection, is that due to him ejaculating in me ? & so i f I have a non serious genital infection would I still need to seek treatment or would they go away with time ?
User :   As I mentioned earlier, any unprotected sexual intercourse irrespective of ejaculation
User :   can result in genital infections.
User :   Yes, this can happen more commonly ejaculation happens.
User :   And as long as both the partners are loyal,
User :   most of these infections are non serious ones.
User :   So do not worry.
User :   Consult a gynecologist for the examination and swab test.
User :   This will prove the diagnosis
User :   and if infection is ruled out.
User :   A change to mini pills will prevent the secretions/discharge.
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User :   hello sorry about that
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   yes sorry minor complications with the website but so i should go see a doctor and be examined to determine whether it is an infection or the birth control
Doctor :   To summarize my suggestions before the chat closed are
Doctor :   The discharge that you have is either due to the birth control pill that you are on or
Doctor :   due to genital infection which is probably viral in nature.
Doctor :   The only means of differentiating this is by physical examination with or without swab tests of the discharge.
Doctor :   So I suggest that you consult your gynecologist.
Doctor :   In the mean time, practice unprotected sexual intercourse.
User :   if it's the later will I need to seek treatment or would it subside on it's own ?\
Doctor :   A non Bacterial infections most often are self limiting ones
Doctor :   and they resolve on its own with no treatment.
Doctor :   Treatment will be necessary only if they is a bacterial infection, which I feel is unlikely.
Doctor :   Treatment hence is either change of birth pills
Doctor :   or improving body resistance along with practising unprotected sexual intercourse.
Doctor :   Hope it is clear to you now.
User :   okay so seek examination and either get treatment if it's bacterial or wait if it's not and if it's the birth control change to the mini pills and if it's non serious then practice protection and better my immune system
User :   alright thank you so much for setting out all my options
Doctor :   Hope I have answered all your queries.
Doctor :   Do you have any thing other query?
Doctor :   *any other query?
User :   how long do the non serious infections usually take to clear up
Doctor :   If body resistance is good, on an average viral infection clear up in 2-3 days time.
Doctor :   Fungal infection which too are non bacterial may take a few days more,
Doctor :   with the use of antifungal medication, time of recovery is shortened to 2-3 days.
Doctor :   If I were to take a guess,between the 2 infections
Doctor :   it is a viral one and so no need to worry.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   I've been having the discharge for about a week now however so are the chances it's viral still likely
Doctor :   Viral infections resolve spontaneously in a few days, with good body resistance.
Doctor :   If you been having this problem recurrently
Doctor :   to get over viral infections.
Doctor :   So, I still will go with viral infections, if I were to take a guess.
Doctor :   Consult your gynecologist who after physical examination with swab test
Doctor :   will able to diagnose the condition accurately.
Doctor :   it is possible body may take a few days more
Doctor :   Is it clear?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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