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Have you had any swabs taken from the discharge?
Has your partner been tested and treated for anything?
yes swabs were taken, i forgot to add that sorry, i have been tested for clamidia, and gonnohrea, my partner has not been tested/treated for anything, however as i said, this was an issue before my partner, however my privious partner also had same symptoms after frequent sexual intercourse.
i was told from swabs that is was both bacterial vaginosis and thrush, however neither treatments work :(
Thanks for the information. The simple solution to this is that your partner is acting as a 'reservoir' for infection and although things improve when you have treatment then he reinfects you when you have intercourse.
I would start by repeating the thrush treatment with both of you using a single oral fluconazole capsule and canesten cream externally for 7 days.
Abstain from intercourse in the meantime. After that your symptoms should be better and you should be able to return to intercourse. You should also ask your doctor to test your urine for glucose to see if that is predisposing you to infection.
If the discharge continues with thin white discharge then have a repeat swab for vaginosis, this would then require a repeat flagyl but is considered not to affect partners.
sorry also forgot to mention, i have tried that.
both of us using canesten duo.
If both of you have tried the canesten duo pack then your next step is to repeat the swabs, and get your partner swabbed too. Then have a longer course of fluconazole. Either 50mg daily for a week or so, or a monthly fluconazole for a few months.
Do ensure that you avoid all bubble baths, perfumed toiletries and even consider switching from tampons to sanitary towels on light days.