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I am 37 and have Primary Polycythemia Vera. I am treated

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Hi Doc
I am 37 and have Primary Polycythemia Vera. I am treated with Hydrea and Ecotrin. I have been married for 7 years.
Two months ago, I had surgery and was given prophylactic antibiotics. I was also on tetracycline for dermatitis at the time. I developed what I thought was really bad thrush - yeast discharge, vulval swelling, itching. I also had tiny little fissures at the top of my vagina. I used 3 vaginal suppositories, a topical anti fungal and two different oral anti fungals. I am also taking high dose probiotics daily.
The itching has definitely abated, but I still have the discharge and the small fissures. I have abstained from sex for 2 months and my husband if getting increasingly frustrated.
I don't know what more to do.
Would appreciate any guidance?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board cdertified Ob-gyne with 30+ years of experience. I can help you today.

I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. It would be most helpful to have an image if you can attach one. I wonder if you've seen a gynecologist who has checked the vaginal pH, taken cultures or looked at the vaginal secretions under a microscope. Vaginal difficulties after taking antibiotics can be very tricky to diagnose and treat properly. It would also be helpful to know your age and any other medical issue you have or medications being taken.

Please provide additional information so I can give more helpful detail for your situation.