Post # 17
I view it as the same as telling him if I have a cold or headache. I’m not going to be in a great mood when I have a health problem, so he should know why. I’ll probably want to complain a little and have him be extra nice to me 🙂
Post # 18
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Yes definitely. I tell him anytime I’m in discomfort or dealing with anything. In fact he came with me to the gyno once when I was getting checked for a bacterial imbalance down there. He sat in the room with me like a champ. It wasn’t awkward to me at all because we’re pretty open with each other about everything.
Post # 19
Yep. I haven’t had a yeast infection while with him, but I had a number of UTIs, including one that turned into a kidney infection. When I got them (take a pill now so I don’t), I was very uncomfortable and sometimes in pain… he would get me cranberry juice and AZO until I could get to doctor for an antibiotic.
Post # 20
I haven’t had a yeast infection or UTI, but it’s like any other health issue. I tell him when I have a stomach ache, and I would tell him if I had a yeast infection. Who else is going to baby me when I don’t feel well? 🙂
Post # 21
@tiff-tiff-tiff: If we are going to have sex I tell him…or if it’s something HE’S doing that is causing the UTI I’d tell him. Otherwise if I can just deal with it on my own then there is no need to tell him and he’d probably rather I not lol
Now of course if it was something serious or something that affected him in any way I’d tell him.
Post # 22
I’ve had a UTI once and I was the biggest baby about it, so I think everyone knew.
Post # 23
like PP’s said- yeast infections and UTIs can be shared. so yes, i inform him.
Post # 24
I tell him. While I’m supportive of someone’s right to privacy, I also feel like I should be telling DH. We’re a partnership. If I’m pissing blood every minute, he’s probably going to be concerned why I’m going to the bathroom so frequently. If I’m unable to go grocery shopping, it helps if he knows why. If I have a bad reaction to something, it’s helpful if he at least knows I’m on an antibiotic and can grab the bottle to give to a paramedic.
Post # 25
Yes, I tell him. He gets the YI from me anyways, so even if I didn’t tell him, he’d still find out. lol
Nothing is embarassing anymore. He knew everything that went on down there even after I had a baby. It’s no biggie…
Post # 26
Yup. I tell him. Especially yeast infections. He has even gone in to the store and bought me Monistat… didn’t even ask him too. He just did. He is very supportive with a UTI also.
Post # 27
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I do. He’s my husband, and I want him to know what’s going on with me. Sure it’s a bit embarassing, but we overshare a lot anyway.
Post # 28
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Yep. Obviously there is a time and a place for that kind of info and a way to go about it but I think he needs to know. Plus I have chronic UTIs/kidney infections (since he’s known me I’ve pretty much been in and out of the hospital for them) so it’s kind of one of those things there isn’t a way around. Plus I don’t see the shame in it. He thinks I need to know about his bathroom happenings so yeah if I have an issue down there, he will know lol.
Post # 29
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
I have chronic yeast infections and tmi… have one now! Lol. My fi normally knows when I have one. Yesterday I even whipped up more of my boric acid suppositories I make, in front of him. Haha
Post # 30
Yep, I tell him what’s going on down there when it involves cells of non-human origin. If it’s just my body doing something weird I don’t always tell him. I want him to know why we’re not going to be having sex for a bit and I usually make him drive me to the walk-in clinic for an anti-biotic when I get a UTI.
Post # 31
I tell him as it usually involves a trip to the doctors (my UTIs get nasty very quickly), and he’s the only one with a car at the moment. I also get grumpy, so I need him to know why, so he doesn’t get upset at me.
It also means I don’t have to feel awkward and bad about not having sex with him Until it’s better.