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Yellow vaginal discharge, had UTI and yeast infection before - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.
Doctor :   Post your query
User :   I am having a yellow vaginal discharge that I have never had before
Doctor :   do you have itching?
Doctor :   may i know your age?are you married?
User :   I went to the hospital yesterday and was told it is a UTI but I have never had a Yellow discharge, but I have had UTI, Yeast infections 3 times within the last year
User :   yes I have itching
User :   I am 27 and Married with 4 kids
User :   those infection also lead to Kidney infections
Doctor :   did you due urine test?

Doctor :   do
User :   yes the did a urine test and a blood test
Doctor :   Are you having lower abdominal pain?
Doctor :   what is the result?
User :   the nurse came in to discharge me and gave me the RX and said it was a UTI
User :   I have mid to lower back pain
User :   weak
User :   swollen
Doctor :   ok
User :   nausea
Doctor :   you can do a vaginal smear test too
Doctor :   are you taking any medicines now
User :   no all he done was press on my stomach
User :   no I am a truck driver and had not made it to a pharmacy yet
User :   just aleve and I took a vicodin last night but it did not help at all
Doctor :   so what you can do is increase your water intake
Doctor :   keep your genital region clean
User :   I have drank about 3 gallons of water the past two days
Doctor :   use some genital wash like mild dettol wash
Doctor :   ok
User :   is the dettol wash otc?
Doctor :   yes
User :   What is causing the yellow color discharge?
Doctor :   it might be an fungal infection
Doctor :   called bacterial vaginosis
User :   I know how you get a bacterial infection that can result in a yeast infection
User :   so pretty much a yeast/uti is all it is?
Doctor :   Some women may experience an unpleasant fishy odor with vaginal discharge.
User :   I have no odor
Doctor :   possibly an uti with added fungal infection too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Treatment for bacterial vaginosis consists of antibiotic
User :   I have never gotten so many, is there a reason I am getting so many this year, so I can maybe stop the chance of getting them?
Doctor :   it might be because of less water intake
User :   ok they wrote for me cipro 500mg and cliocin
Doctor :   poor hygiene
Doctor :   and even diabetes
User :   ok as a truck driver I can only get showers about 2 days
User :   diabetes does run in my family
Doctor :   yes that can cause
User :   mother has it
Doctor :   as sweat accumulates
Doctor :   and bacteria multiplies fast
Doctor :   so use candid b powder along thigh folds
User :   ok
Doctor :   and use dettol wash too
Doctor :   that will reduce it
User :   being that the last time I had a kidney infection they found E coli, is that treated with antibodics?
Doctor :   yes taht is XXXXXXXX common one
Doctor :   it gets treated esaily
Doctor :   easily
Doctor :   with simple antibiotics
User :   ok, I just was wondering if maybe I might hve had traces of that, but I was treated with antibodics
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do meet an gynaecologist for physical examination
Doctor :   soon'
Doctor :   till then try the remedies i have said
User :   but I believe they put me on cipro first, and I came back the hospital 5 days later in really bad condition with the kidney infection and I believe they found out by a blood test I was resistant to cipro
Doctor :   ok
User :   should I be worried this is linked to anything else other than a UTI?
Doctor :   then a change is needed for antibiotics
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   not atall
Doctor :   it is a common infection
Doctor :   tthat an be treated
Doctor :   easily
Doctor :   so get an physical examination done fast
User :   ok I am just worried with this being the first time with this yellow color
Doctor :   yes it might be fungus
Doctor :   for which you need some antifungals thats only
User :   anything else otc for that other than the dettol wash and candid body powder for that?
Doctor :   try vagistat,monistat tablets
Doctor :   they are antifungals
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   I dont know if you would know
User :   but I had an ablation done on my uterus, what is the chances of the linig growing back?
Doctor :   very less

Doctor :   dont worry
User :   I had very very little bleeding, and then with that last kidney infection 4 months ago had no bleeding till this month and it was enough to have to wear a light pad each of the three days I bleed
User :   then of course the bleeding stopped and I got this yellow discharge
Doctor :   then it can be dead uterine mucosa too
User :   awww the surgery was done in feb of 2008
Doctor :   so very less chance
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   so where is the blood coming from?
Doctor :   it can be from the uterine mucosa or in severe uti it happens
Doctor :   is there anything else can help you with now?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting bye for now
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