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I am Dr. Sohaib, a Medical Internist (who deals with diseases of all the organ systems of body) and i will do my best to find an answer for you.
You need to answer a few questions first which will help me assist you in a better way.
Did you see a urologist for this?
Recent ultrasounds or CT done?
No, I terrible insurance, doesn't even cover sick visits. It seems right now at least a skin problem.
Where exactly do you have this pain? Over the abdomen or around vagina?
On the inner labia, I think its called. I do have acne on I think called pubis. I have ocd and have made this much worse by picking even to point of pulling most hairs around out recently. I have trichotillomania, but never did down there until now.
Thank you very much.
There are two main possibilities here.
First, this can be an infection, which is resistant to the action of drugs/antibiotics you have already taken. At this point, a swab from the affected area and subjecting it for culture will be very useful to identify the bug responsible for the infection, and this will also direct the use of specific antibiotic which will work best against it.
An allergic reaction is another possibility which may continue for months, and this is secondary to allergic response to particular undergarments, soaps, shampoos etc.
I can understand the insurance issues you have, but since this has been present for long, therefore its imperative to have this evaluated by your doctor.
Use pure cotton undergarments.
Use hypoallergic/baby soaps.
I hope this clarifies and answers your question.
Wish you good luck.
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I would have been worried too if i were at your place but let me reassure you that this is a treatable condition and carry a good prognosis with appropriate management.
I know its not any STD. What other infection could it be?
There are large number of infections beside STD's.
Staph, E.coli, Stretococci, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella etc.
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It is ecoli, everytime I get a culture. It wasn't as painful and much longer this time though. I took Macrobid, which doesn't always work for me. Ecoli would have been too painful to go two weeks of in and out of pain with. So I dont think its that.
I said earlier I'm ocd and when I was younger I cut of one labia and so skin is always sore. Do you know if this could be why I get infections every time I have sex? Do you think I should bother with a doc when home remedies seem to take care of the moment?
No, at this point you should have this evaluated by a doctor instead of home remedies.
This needs a culture again, and also please note that every time the symptoms may not necessarily be the same.