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Had UTI. Painful, itchiness, yeast infection, swelling, redness. What is the reason?

Hello. About 2 weeks ago my doctor told me i had a UTI . She sent my urine to a lab test to see what type of bacteria it was . However during the proccess i was feeling a little better my urge to urine was not as bad or painful; almost barely and i felt normal . She said she wanted to take another urine test to the lab just to make sure i didnt have it anymore however the results came 2 weeks after i found out i had the uti and my vagina started to then itch and burn almost as if i had a yiest infection but without the discharge . I took a mirror and took a look at my vagina and it seems to have cold sores with red sorroundings and it is also a little swollen . What can this be ?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

First of all, there are many causes for UTI-like symptoms or even for a UTI. Sometimes it is just a plain and simple UTI, but other times a well-experienced doctor would look into other causes for the same. As you visited a female doctor, a physical examination of the genitals would have been appropriate. You can request for the same, as the doctor will be able to diagnose the cause for your presentation more precisely.

In the meantime, some of the most common causes for sores inside the vagina and swelling of the genitalia are: yeast infections, genital herpes, candidiasis, bartholin gland cysts, etc.

Although itching and burning sensation are considered UTI symptoms, they are also commonly seen along with sexually transmitted infections. Do visit your doctor at the earliest, preferably a gynecologist or a sexually transmitted diseases specialist. In the meantime, please keep track of all developments, and if there is a discharge, please observe the color, consistency, odour, etc.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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