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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   i have had extreme vaginal itching for about a week now and now crack have developed
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :  
OK
Doctor :  
can i ask u few questions?
User :   sure
Doctor :  
whats ur age ?
User :   18
Doctor :  
are u sexually active?
User :   yes..since sept 2006
User :   same guy until october 21st 2009
Doctor :  
is there any discharge from vagina?
User :   watery..no smell no color
Doctor :  
do u have fever?
User :   no,but i did have a 99.0 3 days ago
Doctor :  
when did u have sex last time?
User :   4 days ago
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
it might be because of vaginal infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any burning sensation while urinating';?
User :   not until yesterday, and its when the urine hits the tears
Doctor :  
normally the discahrge will be colored and bad smelling
Doctor :  
but in ur case its colorless
User :   its not colored at all. its not a lot of discharge, just more than usual
User :   and there is no bad smell
Doctor :  
so i suggest u to go for culture and sensitivity of vaginal fluid
Doctor :  
to know what kind of infection is that
User :   ok
Doctor :  
bacterial/viral/fungal
User :   i started using an antifungal cream yesterday, and the itching seems to have eased up some
Doctor :   because ur signs are clearly not pointing out to one infection
Doctor :   thats goos
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good*
User :   ok
Doctor :  
but still to be on safer side
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cos in fungal u will have curdy white discharge
Doctor :  
even though it is not mandatory..but mostly
User :   o ok..could it be herpes? im not sure if the guy had it or not, i dont think he does. and i haven't seen him since the end of october
User :   and my symptoms just started within the last week
Doctor :  
ok may be
Doctor :  
chances of being herpis are more
Doctor :  
when compared to other infection..and herpis is viral infection
User :   i know that. but i keep reading that symptoms would appear within a week after being exposed. i know thats not always the case though
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
as herpis is recurrrent
Doctor :  
means there will be always remissions and exacerbations once u are infected
Doctor :  
did u have similar complaints before?
User :   no. this is the first time i have experienced these symptoms
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   some times herpis is asymptomatic ..where even after getting infected u will not have any symptoms
Doctor :  
and when u are very much stressed it will flare up
User :   ok. would i have oral herpes too if i gave him a bj?
Doctor :   nothin g like that
User :   ok. i dont have any cold sores or anything like that
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
so i suggest u to go for culture and sensitivity of vaginal fluid
User :   ok
Doctor :   with out which the diaggnosis is difficult
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once the diagnosis is made then u can start medication
User :   ok
Doctor :  
ui want to avoid nnecessarily taking wrong medication
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as each medication have its own side effects
User :   i know that. i'm on birth control and i know that some medications affect that.
Doctor :  
hmm \
Doctor :  
exactly
User :   ok. well thank you. i'll call my dr monday when they reopen after the holidays and make an appt
Doctor :  
good
Doctor :   is there anything else i need to help u with>?

User :   i dont think so
Doctor :  
Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   i followed what u said, im actually in school for nursing right now. and i will. thank you!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
bye take care
User :   thanks and merry xma
Doctor :  
merry christmas
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