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Yeast infection, dry and itchy vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Do i have a yeast infection?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I believe i had a yeast infection about 3 weeks ago. I bought over the counter medicine to treat it. The symptoms completely went away until about 9 days later when i had sex with my boyfriend.
User :   The sex burned a little and wasnt enjoyable...more irritable. The next day i continued to have a dry, itchy vagina
User :   then it went away again. Now everytime i have sex its sore.
User :   Does this sound as if it is a yeast infection...or something else?
Doctor :   Was there any discharge previously ?
User :   Yes it was white and creamy...even smelt like yeast.
Doctor :   ok, in yeast infections the mucosa becomes very sensitive , even after the treatment the mucous membrane remains sensitive for at least a month
Doctor :   intercourse can cause abrasions and reinfection
Doctor :   hence i would suggest abstinence for at least a month after treating the yeast infection
User :   Ohh okay... so you do believe this pain is due to the yeast infection not something else?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   its a very typical presentation
User :   So since the symptoms went away after a day or two after sex, do you believe that i have not been reinfected by the yest infection...meaning i wont need to re-treat it?
Doctor :   you have to wait to confirm that
User :   Until the month is over?
Doctor :   there are chances where you could have been reinfected
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Do you suggest continuing to use the relieving cream?
Doctor :   yes, that will help
User :   Great! Thank you :)
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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