Background info: I am 26, married, never been pregnant, no health issues related to the reproductive system.
I've been having problems with recurring yeast infections and occasional BV for about 16 months. The treatments never seem to completely take it away. At this point, however, my doctor has tested my discharge twice in the last month and both times it has come up negative for a yeast infection, even though I have pain with urination and riding my bike, and especially sex, AND I have white, yeasty-smelling discharge.
Because of the recurring yeast infections and symptoms which persist even when tests show no infection, I've been tested for any abnormalities that can be detected in a standard PAP smear, STDs (and specifically HPV), and diabetes. Everything was completely normal. The only other factor I can think of was that I went off of birth control pills a couple months prior to when the infections started. I had previously been doing a continuous dosing method for 4-5 years and had been taking birth control pills since I was fifteen (10 years). I thought that might have effected my hormones and caused the infections, so I went back on the pill (not continuous dosing, though) about 3 months ago. No change since then.
I am currently living in Japan in a small town, and mine is the only English-speaking doctor nearby. He's nice, but not proactive. That's why I'm posting on here: if anyone has ideas that I can run by my doc, he will test for them and try any medication I ask for if it is available and reasonable.
The pain I always have with intercourse feels the same as when I have a yeast or bacterial infection, and the discharge I have every day looks and smells like a yeast infection, yet tests of my discharge samples are negative for yeast infections. Could the test repeatedly be wrong? What else could it be? What kinds of tests can I ask for? What other conditions can I suggest? I am going crazy here, depressed, desperate. It's been over a YEAR!!! Please help!View Thread
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