What are all the symptoms of a yeast infection??
Besides itchy,red,burning,thick white discharge kinda watery sometimes.
Can lower abdominal pain pain thats off and on be a symptom of a yeast infection too??
And what are other symptoms?
I've been on birth control for 1 year. Never had any problems with it. I had sex May 25 2011 for the first time. I didn't bleed from the sex. I started my period 2 days later (like I was suppose to). A few days after my period I got a yeast infection(never had one before). I used monistat 3 day and felt better but 3-4 weeks later I got another one. I've been having lower abdominal pain as well. I read that yeast infections can be a early HIV symptom..is it possible for a yeast infection 1 week after sex to be a HIV symptom?? Very worried. What else could this be?? I plan on getting tested but until then very worried.
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The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of yeast infection. You can also have recurrent infections if your partner is not treated simultaneously. Changes in hormonal status around the time of periods can also alter vaginal secretions making it more susceptible to infections. You should consider visiting your gynecologist for further evaluation including vaginal swab/smear test to identify causative agent clearly. Get started on oral and topical treatment as indicated. Get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Also get STD screening tests done to rule out chances of STD being present as a concurrent cause for recurrent yeast infection. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area (vagina has its own mechanism of cleaning itself. Use of these products harms the normal bacteria of vagina and it becomes susceptible to infection). Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes.
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