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Hello.

I have been treated successfully from a trichomoniasis a month ago. And that was the second time in the past 6 months. The doctor said it is possible to reoccur, but from what I understood not this soon. Now I have an orange vaginal discharge for already few days. I have practised only safe intercourse in the past 6 months, am in the middle of a cycle, but I don't believe it is a normal discharge. Could you please give me your opinion about what it possibly can be before I go to the gynaecologist (I am tired of going there - I have been 6 times in the last 6 months).
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replied November 28th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A40654
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your partner is not treated simultaneously, you can get repeat or re-infection if you have unprotected sexual contact, or even have opportunistic infection (due to washout of normal vaginal flora after antibiotic use). You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and to go ahead with getting hormonal analysis ad blood work-up (done to rule out hormonal imbalances, anemia, etc), vaginal swab/smear test done (to confirm/rule out infective causes), etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. You may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist. You may also consider taking second opinion from gynecologist. Consider requesting for prescription of a Probiotic (to be used after you finish with taking the other medications) to restore the normal vaginal flora to minimize re-infection/repeat infections/opportunistic infections. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. 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. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.


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