Yes, I was pregnant two years ago and had an abortion. I use the nuva ring now.
There is no pain in the pelvis or any other systemic symptoms. The pain is a burning sensation, and not noticed unless I urinate. Due to the copious amount of discharge, I have to wipe often, which is when the burning is most noticed. It is otherwise painless. I feel the source of the pain is from the irritating discharge. There are no lesions/erythema/edema.
My GYN history is as follows:
My last two paps were abnormal for low grade cervical dysplasia (do to HPV) and this condition is closely followed. I have never had any external vaginal lesions.
In years past I've had BV which presented classically with foul/fishy watery discharge, a classic presentation of candida infection (with itch with thick white discharge), and a bad UTI (again with classic burning with urination, inability to completely void, and hematuria).
Yes, I do shave regulary and have for years without any issues.
I'm a PA in critical care and have exhausted my research as to what could be causing this problem. It began with discharge which I disregarded, but it got worse in the middle of the night, nearly soaking my panties. When I went to urinate and wipe I was surprised by the pain. I hadn't thought much of the discharge at that point. I was fearful of a UTI and began some extra Cipro I had on hand. I woke from sleep to wipe the discharge later in the night (and find a pad) and it occured to me that the watery nature could be BV, so I also took some Flagyl.
You are probably cringing at this, but something I took worked. At work today I had no discharge and the burning pain with wiping has eased up dramatically. Any ideas?