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Vaginal infections in a diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   I have ulcer looking sores on my vaginal area. I just had my period and wore a pad with wings.There is no puss . I have been with the same person 10 years so not thinking an std. What could it be
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   30
Doctor :   is this the first time you have had this problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do you have anyother condition ?
User :   I am diabetic type 1
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and you are taking your insulin properly ?
User :   yes , I am on track with my diabetes
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   now is the area where the sores are itchy ?
User :   yes very much so!
Doctor :   any discharge ?
User :   none no odor either
User :   just looks like 15 or so canker sores , no puss or head raised edge with a white center
Doctor :   ok now what it can be from the history you have given me is most likely a fungal infection, you would be required to get a lab test done and dont worry a simple course of antibiotics will cure you completely
Doctor :   its commonly seen in women after their periods
Doctor :   do keep the area clean and dry
Doctor :   this is nothing serious. and medicines alone will take care of it
User :   good ! Thats is what I was thinking but was in panic.
User :   So can it be like a yeast infection? I have had issues with BV
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   BV comes with a discharge usually
Doctor :   but its a known fact that diabetics are prone to vaginal infections
Doctor :   you will be fine just make sure you take the complete course
User :   Thank u for calming me , i will be going to the dr today, can this happen again ?
User :   If it was herpes it would have a blister or pus right
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   yes it can but dont worry its nothing serious
Doctor :   yes it not herpes
User :   Thanks for your time :)
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   your feedback is appreciated
Doctor :   have a good one
Doctor :   bye bye
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