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About 10 days ago I had what I believe was a regular ob of HSV, genitally. Red bumps on buttocks, a pinching feeling, etc. First time since my initial ob 4 years ago. Naturally I was surprised and dismayed to see these symptoms, which were also accompanied by a whitish dishcharge and burning sensation in my vagina.

My question is, should I still be feeling the burning sensation this many days later? I thought within a week it should be subsiding, but it does not appear to be changing at all, tho the bumps are gone.

Other info... I had sex about 12 days ago. This is a whole other Oprah, as my guilt regarding getting physical with my bf while in retrospect in the prodome stage was huge... So far he seems fine, although I can't be sure since I'm going on how he reports his health is over the phone. Long distance relationship in the 'dormant' stage until March.

Any insight is really welcome. I know the answer is to go see doc, but I am unsure when I will be able to do this this week and am stumped meanwhile as to why these symptoms are not going anywhere.



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This certainly is no answer, but...

I had what I thought was a yeast infection for 2 weeks. I was tested for yeast 3 times & nothing. I made them test me again because the itch & burn was so bad I couldn't stand it. Whitish, watery discharge - excuse the expression "drippy" it was horrible. Then I ended up having an OB.

Interesting was that I used an over the counter yeast med that was a one or three day dose. My doc said if it was a yeast infection, I made it worse by using those, and the test would have been negative because of the med. It seems that the higher the dose, the more irritating it can be.

If you're sensitive these meds can literally burn your interior (nice).

The question: was it prodome, or was the OB caused by irritation and dampness from a yeast infection gone bad..... I'll assume prodome for safety sake - not that I wanted to have sex anyway....

I haven't had that happen since (knock on wood) it did clear up - baths helped - clean water only -no soaps or bubbles..

good luck...

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I had similar experiences for months. I think that I was getting back to back infections. I had all the discharge, itching, and even swelling and redness. Additionally, I think I was getting secondary bacterial infections in the sores. What worked for me, was like Lasmom said, baths.

I took baths in epsom salt, or even mixed it in a cup with hot water and poured it on the area daily. Lysine suppliments also cleared me up immediatly.

Good luck!

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Thanks, gals!

I just started a 3-day Monistat last night, out of desparation. Now I'm not sure if I should continue : ( Oh these things are complicated. I'm usually so problem-free in this department, particularly for one with HSV, so when stuff like this happens I have no clue where to start. I think I'll try Epsom and Lysine. Thanks again for the tips.


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