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my vagina is irratated and maybe inflamed but my boyfriend

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my vagina is irratated and maybe inflamed but my boyfriend and I have only had one sexual partner and have used condoms most of the time, what could be wrong?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Hi

Can you tell me some more about your symptoms?

Is it a constant problem?

Have you a discharge?

Is intercourse painful for you?

Have you had any tests already

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

It has been a problem for the last 2 days, and I would say its constant. there is no discharge but I have been wet because we have had Sex. Intercourse doesnt hurt and I haven'tnhad any tests.

Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Hi

Any itch?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

its itchy not bad like I need to scratch all the time but irritated

Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Thanks

A yeast infection is the most probable cause of your symptoms.

Buy either a clotrimazole 500mg pessary and use before you go to sleep tonight or a fluconazole 150mg capsule and take immediately.

If your symptoms did not respond then you will need a vaginal swab.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

Thanks but what could have caused this if we have only been with each other?

 

Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Hi

This is not a sexually acquired infection.

It is normal for some yeast to be present in the vagina - but if there are too many there can be symptoms.

It is seen more often in diabetics , during pregancy and after anti-biotics but can happen to anyone.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

is it possible to pass it on to my boyfriend now if we have sex?

Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Hi

Yes - he can get an irritation of his foreskin.

He can use clotrimazole 1% cream - twice per day

Dr Jef
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

what are the chances of my boyfriend getting infected if we had sex without a condom and we gave each other oral?

Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Hi

You need to accept my answer before I can answer any more questions.

Dr Jef
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
Thank-you.

There is only about a 10% chance of that - worth asking him if he has symptoms so as he can buy some cream - as above.

I would strongly advise that you use condoms for all sexual activity.

Yeast infections are not STDs but there are lots of others that you may be exposed to.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it has been about 6 days since I firts had symptoms and i have treated it and my infection is gone, could my boyfriend just nowstart to have symptoms?
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 5 years ago.
That would be unlikely.

He would usually get symptoms at the same time as you - certainly within 24 hours.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

ok thank you

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
my boyfriend has a few bumps and his skin is try on his penis, however its been a week since I had my symptoms. should he still use the clotrimazole 1% cream?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
my boyfriend has a few bumps and his skin is try on his penis, however its been a week since I had my symptoms. should he still use the clotrimazole 1% cream?

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