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Recurrent UTIs & vaginal infections

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hi, i'm 24 years old and i have been having recurrent UTI's since as far back as i can remember. when i was first sexually active i'd gotten them, and ever since, i get them frequently. ontop of that, i suffered from an std that i took meds to get rid of, which (eventually it did) and currently believe that i have bv or something similar to it. I generally take good care of myself, but my discharge has a strange metallic smell to it, and i sometimes experience intense pain in my right ovary. these ongoing conditions prevent me from feeling sexually interested or involved. i was wondering what it could be that is causing this unpleasant disharge smell. i've had yeast infections before, and bacterial infections also. but i don't think that this is the same thing. i'm running out of options and uncertain as to what could be causing these chronic symptoms. it seems that everytime i clear one problem up, another one appears. i have been tested for the main stds, (all neg) so could it be a sign of something else? fibroids, endometriosis?
well, i hope to hear from you soon.
thank you

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replied January 22nd, 2007
Sexual Health - Women Answer A2162
If you are experiencing a recurrent urinary infection, you may also have a recurrent vaginal infection due to their anatomical proximity (the vagina and opening of the urinary tract are very close together). You can take a vaginal examination, pap-test and vaginal smear for microbiological examination to confirm or exclude vaginal infection. Urinary analyses with microbiological examinations are also necessary to confirm a possible urinary infection. It could be that the same provoker has caused an infection in both the genital and urinary tracts.
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