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Recurring thrush post depo after a long gap, no relief with medicines. Alternatives?

i have just had my second depo injection after being off it for 5 years. Now i seem to be suffering from recurring thrush. I have increased my water intake, stopped using soaps and also had a script from my gp, for the tablet to help clear up my thrush. Which has only served to clear it up for about a week. It is very strong smelling down there and i m beginning to get worried even though my doc said there is nothing to worry about. Can you help with any other ideas ?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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There can be various reasons for recurrent thrush in you.
1...The symptoms may not be due to thrush,as generally thrush infection is not smelly.There are other causes of a vaginal discharge like a bacterial vaginosis or a mixed infection.You may need tests such as vaginal swabs to clarify the cause of the symptoms.
2....Most bouts of thrush are caused by Candida albicans. However, about 1 in 10 bouts of thrush is caused by other strains of Candida spp., such as Candida glabrata. These may not be so easily treated with the usual anti-thrush medicines.
3.....You may not have used the treatment correctly.
4....recurrence is  more likely if you are taking antibiotics, or if you have undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes.
5... Change in vaginal pH.

Consult your doctor and get the vaginal swab done to know the exact cause for the infection.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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