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Why do I keep getting bacterial infectionso? I don't

Why do I keep getting bacterial infectionso? I don't understand why I am prone to them. Can u tell me ways to avoid them and are there any home remedies?

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

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I had my last period March 1st. 2013. September the 5th of

I had my last period March 1st. 2013. September the 5th of this year I started bleeding for full 8 days. My doctor did a transvaginal Ultrasound which showed my uterine lining 5mm and a cervical cyst.Than I had a biopsy which came back all good.October 20th of this year I started bleeding again. This time for 10 days.My doctor took a blood test, CA125 (?), some kind of Cancer Marker, which also came back good.I am now scheduled a follow up transvaginal ultrasound in January.Today I started bleeding again.My family history : mother passes away when she was 56 on breast cancer . Maternal grandmother had breast cancer. Paternal grandmother bone cancer. Twin brother of my Father had Kidney cancer.What would you recommend , do you agree with the steps taken?Should follow up be sooner?

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Dr Uzair

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How does a gynecologist examine you for recurring yeast

How does a gynecologist examine you for recurring yeast infection and I have been having night mares about it!MY stomach has been bothering me and I have been having dirreha!my stomach pain is caused by stress and my glucose is 89.also I have irritated skin but no itch,foul smell,or discharge.should I bring my blood test results to the gynecologist.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

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Several days of swollen left labia minora, slightly red and

Several days of swollen left labia minora, slightly red and intermittently itchy. Almost looks thickened. No pain,slight discharge but may be due to period. Vaginal area/skin looks somewhat irritated, but no ulcersuch or lesions. Can a yeast infection cause labia minora to swell?

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I am having disrchage & have been spitting a bit red. I am

I am having brown disrchage & have been spitting a bit red. I am concerned. Is this abnormal?

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Dr. SH

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I have been feeling sick a month now. Abdominal pain,

Hi Pearl, I have been feeling sick for over a month now. Abdominal pain, cramps, nausea, loss of appetite, exhausted all the time, can't concentrate, occasional diarrhea, foul smell from vagina, bleeding for a month now. My OB did an ultra sound and there is a small simple cyst on my left ovary. Gave me Bc to take to "regulate" bleeding. My primary did blood test and my WBC was 15.8 as of last Friday. She had me come back in today due to an infection. Did a urine sample, came back negative for infection, still sent out for cultures. Also did a vaginal swab. Asked me to do a stool samples and then more blood work in a month. I just don't see how I am suppose to keep living like this when it has completely changed my quality of life for the past month. Missing work, don't get out of bed, can't take care of responsibilities due to not feeling well.JA: In general, how has your health been lately? How long have you been dealing with the issue?Customer: I had a cyst when I was 17 that was surgically removed due to all the same symptoms. I'm concerned this is the cause of infection and should go into ER when I'm only feeling worse each day.JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?Customer: Health was fine about month and half, two months ago. Been feeling sick ever since. I have had symptoms the past month or soJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: She knows I have endometriosis. Did a pregnancy test which was negative.

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DocPhilMD

Internal Medicine Physician

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How can I get rid of a vaginal yeast infection that won't respond

How can I get rid of a vaginal yeast infection that won't respond to Diflucan or any other OTC treatment? I'm a normal 45 year old woman with absolutely no other health issue. I eat healthy and lead a very healthy lifestyle. I cannot understand why my body can't fight this off. I'm getting desperate because of the severe burning and the feeling like I need to pee all the time. It's been a month and I've tried everything.

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LaKrystal Warren

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I seemed to have been struggling with symptoms of bv few

I seemed to have been struggling with symptoms of bv for a few months. At first I had a uti about 5 months ago, then got a yeast infection, and then the bv symptoms started up a bit after that. But now my clitoris has been feeling dry and itchy and now it looks as if it's peeling. It start up days before my period and I'm on my period right now so it's been going on for maybe a week now. I'm 22 and have been with the same partner for almost ten months and none of my lady issues start till a couple months after I started dating him. Idk if I'm allergic to him, as in a product he uses? Or if now my hormones have altered considering my age?JA: OK. The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Gynecologist should know?Customer: Not that I can think of.JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Gynecologist about your situation and connect you two.

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Dr Uzair

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I am looking to get a interpretation on the my results from

Hi there,I am looking to get a interpretation on the my results from a high vaginal swab, I am not sure what the significance of it is or if I am suffering from an infection and whether I need treatment. I have not yet had a consultation and very worried as I have received these results. What do they mean. I am currently not experiencing any vaginal symptoms.MicrobiologyVaginal Swab MC&SMicroscopy White Blood Cells NOT seenEpithelial cells +Yeast NOT seenTrichomonas NOT seenClue cells NOT seenCulture1) Heavy Growth of Escherichia coli, Significance uncertainAmpicillin RCefuroxime SCiprofloxacin SGentamicin SCo-Amoxyclav SMicrobiology Comment : Anaerobes NOT isolated.I Would appreciate a gynaecologist to give me an idea of what is happening.

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Dr. Norm S.

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