I am a sexually active 22 year old. My period is usually regular, middle of the month. My period came, what seemed to be early, the beginning of September & lasted nearly 2 weeks (brown to red, never heavy flow, painful cramps.) My cycle normally lasts 4 days, not 2 weeks. The last 2 days of my so-called period my boyfriend & I had sex. Other than natural discharge from arousal, there was faint brown (from period.) This all happened this week (9/11-now). The past 2 days I've been experiencing pain outside & in my vagina, light discharge, and itching. It's unbearable & I lose sleep. I figured it is a yeast infection & bought Miconazole last night, used it, woke up this morning & have pieces of red fleshy tissue each wipe when I use the bathroom. The pain resumes. I'm miserable, worried, not sure what is wrong. We have unprotected sex regularly & I do not use birth control. I pee frequently & when I have very little urine inside, it feels full. I'm scared about the tissue & pain.
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The vaginal symptoms along with altered bleeding pattern could be suggestive of possibility of infections (as suggested by symptoms of brown discharge, pain, itching, tissue chunks in vaginal discharge, frequent urination), probable pregnancy (as suggested by symptoms of altered periods, brown discharge, frequent urination) etc,. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause without examining you. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and investigations (vaginal swab/smear test, PAP smear test, ultrasound scan, blood HCG test etc) to confirm the exact cause. Once the cause is identified, appropriate treatment would be started as indicated to help you with symptom control. If chances of pregnancy are suspected, avoid use of the Miconazole cream (which you bought over-the-counter). Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest.
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