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I had unproctective sex and a few weeks later I discovered a

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I had unproctective sex and a few weeks later I discovered a itching and burning feeling . I looked inside the opening of my Vagina .. and it was covered in white looking discharge like cottage cheese . Also irritated scratches that are bleeding . I can't figure out what disease or yeast infection?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: Itching and burning !
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No ma'am that's it !
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.


Welcome to the question/answer interface.

I am a Family Medicine doctor, board certified with active licenses and certification in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Integrative Medicine & Naturopathy, with advanced training in Neurology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Psychiatry. I am also well-trained in Functional Medicine. — For your review, here is my direct link with my current ratings:

— I have read your post and observations about the white discharge at your vagina, with the bleeding scratches. Would you prefer a summary response to your question, or would you prefer more back-and-forth, where there will be a series of more questions and more details clarified? There is no difference in charges for your preference. You can continue to ask questions and receive answers without additional charges.

Either way, the goal is for your satisfaction, and I’ll do my best to take the appropriate time to help you.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Summary response to my question please! I really just want to figure out which disease it is .. or if it even is one !
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

You got it!

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

Most of the time, white discharge that looks like cottage cheese is a yeast infection. Particularly if you're feeling it is very itchy, and scratching so much that you're bleeding. Ouch, I'm so sorry, that must feel so awful.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
there isn't any way it could be genital herpes right ?
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

this is not consistent with genital herpes at all - looks very much like yeast.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

is there any redness/itching/bleeding outside the vagina?

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

any odor changes?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No sir ! Just that and not really any odor !
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

That's great news! From what I can gather, this seems to fit together as a yeast infection, and certainly not Herpes.

Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

Any other questions I can help with for now?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No sir, literally thank you so much !!!!
Expert:  Dr. Captain replied 6 months ago.

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