I feel like I have done everything possible with no answers. I get vaginal infections constantly and my periods are never normal. We have been trying to conceive for 2 years and no luck. I ovulate sometimes and others I don't. I also have a lot of pain during intercourse and during menstration. I have tried hormones and had a diagnostic laparoscopy. My obgyn can't find anything wrong. I have taken clomid and my body didn't react well to it all. What is my next step?
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The symptoms that you describe could suggest chances of re-infection (if your partner was not treated simultaneously), or opportunistic infection (if symptoms have started after antibiotic use). Pain during or after intercourse is not normal and could suggest possibility of vaginal infection (if associated with altered discharge, foul smell of discharge, itching, presence of rashes, etc), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, PID, vaginal dryness, injury or irritation, retroverted uterus, uterine fibroids, IBS, stress, STD etc. Do not ignore your symptoms if pain is persistent for more than few hours after intercourse. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the exact underlying cause and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area and keep the area clean and dry. Rinse undergarments well and use antiseptic solution for the last rinse. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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