Post # 1
Ladies, this post might be a Too Much Information but I really need some help here.
a few weeks ago I went on a trip, and immideately started feeling itchy after taking a shower in the hotel. I figured it was a yeast infection and went to get some yeast infection medicine. I was still itching down there and tons of cottage cheese discharge.
I return back home and go to the doctor and I was diagnosed with BV. Bacterial Vaginosis. Never heard of that before but whatever. They gave me a round of antibiotics, along with antibiotics for a bad UTI. Two diff antibiotics. Dr. Told me that I could possibly develop a yeast infection afterwards because of the antibiotics.
I finished taking the antibiotics and BOOM here we are a week later and im itchy down there AGAIN. I was fine for a week. Im headed to my obgn to see her again because While I feel like it can be a yeast infection, what if the BV came back?. The symptons are so similar and honestly im SUPER confused. I now feel like I don’t know which one it is. When I had the BV i thought this was a yeast infection and to my surprise It was not. Never had BV before or even heard of it.
Has anyone had any experience with BV and yeast infections. Someone please enlighten me. Im at the verge of going crazy with this itchiness. With both this was the main symptom. Itchiness.
Post # 2
Whenever I go on antibiotics I always ask them for an antifungal because I always get a yeast infection after. It’s probably just a yeast infection. You should go to your doctor and they’ll probably give you an oral anti-fungal and tell you to take probiotics – definitely take probiotics. They will help your gut flora get back to normal after the anti-biotics killed all the good bacteria off.
Post # 3
Thanks Nikki, Its indeed a yeast infection. Just went to the bathroom earlier and there it was the nasty cottage cheese, I thought it would have developed right after the antibiotics. I guess not. Headed to doctor now.
Post # 4
I always get a yeast infection when I have to take antibiotics, super common side effect. I’ve had BV a couple times but it was nothing like a yeast infection for me. One time I didn’t even know anything was going on. But yeah now whenever I’m on an antibiotic I buy a yeast infection kit right away because I know it’ll come.
Post # 5
Hey bee, I know the woes of trying to figure out which is which because the symptoms can be really similar. What is your Dr like? Did he/she get swabs/cultures etc to diagnose or just a physical examination?
I second the need for probiotics after that amount of antibiotics! You should also focus on eating food that assists with positive bacteria balancing. Loads of interesting research on the link between gut health and vaginal health – the balance of good and bad bacteria is so delicate and what you eat can apparently have a huge effect on it. Dietary changes alone probably won’t resolve yeast infections etc but can really make a difference as to how effective treatments can be.