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Vaginal infection, reduced menstruation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I am 34/ UM
Doctor :   ok
User :   HAve developed an infection in vagina from the past few months/ which keeps reoccuring
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you are sexually active
User :   No
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you desribe your symptoms
User :   white cheesy deposits/ on the walls; Irritation sometimes but is never severe
Doctor :   do you have any itch ?
User :   Used home remedies for some time which gave temporary releif ( Vinegar etc). Little itch sometimes but not always
Doctor :   may i know if you have got blood tests for blood sugar?
User :   no
Doctor :   I suggest you get a blood test done
Doctor :   1. complete blood count
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. hemoglobin
Doctor :   3. urine routine and microscopy
Doctor :   4. blood sugar
User :   my HB is usually around 9 or so
Doctor :   diabetes is most commonly associated with such an infection
User :   ok; any ointment/ medication that you can suggest for the infection?
Doctor :   I may not be able to prescribe them
Doctor :   for this you must see a doctor personally
Doctor :   you may need clotrimazole cream
Doctor :   most of all , you must check blood sugar
User :   Sure; will get it checked.
Doctor :   i feel you need to undergo culture test of the discharge
Doctor :   as you are getting it frequently
User :   ok
Doctor :   you may need a course of antibiotics for this
Doctor :   meanwhile wear only cotton undergarments and loose fittings
Doctor :   keep the rea dry
Doctor :   area
Doctor :   you can use CANDID talc powder
Doctor :   over the area . it is dusting powder get it from apharmacy
User :   from last 1 year, my periods (though always regular) - happen only for 2 days. Is it normal?
Doctor :   2 days is not normal
Doctor :   your hemoglobin you say is 9?
User :   yes
Doctor :   that is the reason your cycles are only for 2 days
Doctor :   are you on any iron supplements
User :   dont take any supplements
Doctor :   i think you need to see a doctor and start treatment for anemia too
Doctor :   you can consult a gyneolgosit
User :   Sure; will do that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did i answer your questions
User :   yes; Thanks
Doctor :   you could use LACTACYD lotion for feminie hygeine
Doctor :   wash with this on the vagina
Doctor :   do not use soap
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me
User :   Thanks a ton for your sdvise/ no more Q
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   please surely se a gynecologist
Doctor :   it is very important and do the blood tests i suggested
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   wish you good health
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   you could keep us updated on this
Doctor :   bye for now good day
User :   bye
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