In May 2012 I got a bladder infection. Was treated with antibiotics but continued to have problems and was put on several antibiotics in a short amount of time. After that I struggled with yeast infections. In September I thought I was still struggling with yeast infections and went to the doctor at my college. She said there was no yeast but there was redness, burning, irritation and it itched really bad. No comfort I went to another OB/GYN in my hometown. She tested for strep b which came back positive. I was treated for Strep B but after the medication was stopped the irritation, burning and redness continued so I went back. Confused no one knew what to do so they gave me advice and an antibiotic cream which seemed to make it better. January I couldn't take it anymore and begged the OB/GYN to help me. It was ruining my life, school and relationships. I was depressed. She tested me for yeast, strep b and all came back normal. Again she gave me advice and I changed my diet. 2 weeks later I went in to get a diabetes test and she wanted to do another culture. This culture came back positive for e-coli in my vaginal area which she said she's never come across before. Put me on an antibiotic and finally it seems to be getting better. I'm deathly afraid that once I'm off the antibiotic it'll come back! Could the e-coli have always been the under lying problem? Could that cause the redness, itch and pain.View Thread
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