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what's it look like?
what test have been done?
do you use condoms?
do you have an IUD?
any vaginal products at all?
lube, spermocide, douche, etc?
im a virgin
i dont use douche
in that case....assuming infection has been ruled out as you explain...
it white, sometimes yellows, or a hint of green
are you on a birth control pill?
I want you to look up (google) noninfective leukorrhea
or physilogic leukorrhea
usually this happens in response to inflammation or infection...
but if infection is not the cause...it's likely it's due to hormonal changes.
a trial of a birth control pill might actually fix the problem.
would that be detected on a pap test
you could even try something called Rephresh....which is an OTC product that helps maintain vaginal ph.
no...it would not be detected on the pap test....
only if the increased discharge was caused by abnormal cells on the cervix.
the pap test looks for abnormal cells on the cervix
this is something that can happen with virginal women...
and even young girls before they start having periods
does it natural go away? or you always have to treat it
it should improve with time...
but, I would consider a birth control pill for a few months to see if that's what's causing it
the hormones that is
can my doctor do a test to confirm this?
it's something that is diagnosed after failing to find an underlying cause...like infection, abnormal cells...etc
not sure what type of tests have been done on you..
ok thank you
but, most of the time it's a wet mount..
ask your doctor to do a bacterial and yeast culture...
these are not commonly done....so make sure you ask for the culture
i have done this mutiple times
ok...just making sure..
most of the time we just use a slide and take a look..but it's only right about half the time.
that is when i swab myself right
that's the bacterial culture...and I don't recommend my patients swab themselves
it can be done in the office, but I prefer to do it so the culture is targeted to the discharge..
and just ask about the yeast culture...again, this isn't commonly done and might not have been done on you.
well usually when i go i alway think i have a yeast infection.
so i;m pretty sure that;s what they are checking for
yes...I get it...however, there are resistant strains of yeast...to the most common medicine prescribed.
so, sometimes it takes different treatments than a single diflucan pill to cure.
if you try the Rephresh gel vaginally that might also fix things
I wish you the best and good luck in the treatment
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