I am seventeen and on the pill. I have had an itchy vagina for weeks. It isn't always itchy but seems to flare up, there are also little bumps which are slightly blister-like. It seems pretty dry too, but then sometimes there's a strange thin, milky, white discharge. I have tried a capsule of DiFLUCAN ONE for thrush andthe symptoms seemed to stop a couple of days later but then came back in another couple of days. About five months before the symptoms I had sex with for the first time but he hasn't ejaculated inside me or anything as I find it hurts too much so we stop, this was unprotected too. I have had oral sex with a few boys too over the last couple of months. I don't know if it's some sort of infection because of the strange discharge, or if it's herpes because of the blister-like bumps... I'm planning to go to a doctor but t I'm really nervous and live out of town and don't know when i'll get a chance. What could it be? What should I do?
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It is difficult to comment on your symptoms without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Do not delay your visit to your doctor/gynecologist. Further evaluation with vaginal swab/smear test and blood work-up, screening tests will help to look for the underlying cause. Get started on treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment to prevent chances of re-infection.
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