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Hello, I am an OB/GYN and I can help you with this. From what you are describing, it sounds like you were diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and a yeast infection (thrush). It is likely that you had a yeast infection in its early stages at the time you tried masturbating. The discomfort was from this infection. The white cells and protein in the urine could be a result of discharge from the yeast infection or a concurrent urinary tract infection. You were given the right medications and should complete the course as described and refrain from sex while doing so. Yeast infections are common and can happen for many reasons including increased sugar intake, increased moisture in the genital area, or irritation from heavily scented/perfumed soaps and deodorants. Usually medication clears it up no problem. Urinary tract infections happen in women because the urethra is close to the anus and bacteria can get pushed into the bladder with sex and if you wipe from back to front. The medication will clear it up and to prevent this in the future, you should make sure to urinate right after sex each time. Please let me know if you have other questions.
White cells in the urine can be from infection but also from discharge from your vagina. Has your doctor sent off a urine culture to the lab to see if there are any bacteria that could be causing infection? This helps to identify the specific bacteria causing problems and lets us know what antibiotics the bacteria is susceptible to. In your case, you are still having symptoms, so I am concerned that you are being treated with the wrong antibiotic. Also, have cultures for other vaginal infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas been performed? These infections can cause similar symptoms to a urinary tract infection but don't clear up with the typical antibiotics. These infections can cause lower abdominal pain and discomfort with urination.