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Urinalysis done. Taking antibiotic. Have itchy and swollen clitoris with lump on it. Side effect?

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two days ago i went to the doctor as i thought i had a UTI, i have had one before and this felt similar (frequency,burning,itching). The doctor didn't really seem to think it was a UTI after doing urinalysis but prescribed me antibiotics anyway. I took the first one that morning and throughout the day i was quite itchy and uncomfortable, by the night my clitoris starting to be a bit swollen and painful to touch or lie in some positions when trying to go to sleep. The next day i took my antibiotics again and i seemed just as swollen, itchy and painful except it was day time and i couldn't just be still to relieve the discomfort. That night i realised that it was quite swollen and red and that there were a few lumps around which were hard and painful. This is the stage i am at on the third day of taking my antibiotics i havent taken them yet today incase these symptom are a side effect which i guess if the symptoms start to fade today im going to assume. also im pretty sure there are glands on the sides of the pubic mound, right? when i press there on both sides its sore like i have swollen glands.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 4 hours later

Thanks for writing your query.

As new symptoms started after the antibiotic, it is worth to stop the medication. The current worsening of symptoms may be related to extension of allergy. Therefore you may need to stop the antibiotic.

I would suggest that you should get following investigations done:-
1. Urine Culture/Senstivity.
2. Complete Blood Count(CBC).
Your treating doctor will know about these tests and can help you with it.

Over the counter antiallergy drugs like benadryl can be tried. Keep the area clean and dry.
A new course of antibiotic can be started based on the aforementioned reports.

I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.

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