Burning sensation in vagina.(9 Posts)
Long story cut very short: After a miscarriage I had an implant put in. Miscarriage was most likely caused my stress due to losing a previous partner to suicide. It was a fucking shit time, and whilst I didn't go out and have unprotected sex with anyone and everyone (it was my best friend), I did admit that I'd had half a bottle of wine before we did the deed and it was not really a sensible thing to do. I'd also been told that as I had PCOS I wouldn't be able to get pregnant with IVF so I didn't see the need for contraception at the time.
This was Spring 2015. Pre implant insertion I had a period every 3-4 months. I bled for 4 weeks post miscarriage. Then no bleeding until Autumn. When it started to be fairly constant. All of Autumn I had constant UTIs, Kidney stones and vaginal discomfort and felt crap. Eventually all sorted, but took months.
Fast forward to last month and I decide after bleeding constantly for 9 months that I really want the implant out. I go to the GP and he convinces me to keep it because part of the reason it was inserted was because of my "chaotic lifestyle". He gives me another set of hormonal pills to take to stop the bleeding (not sure I should even be taking these as I think they react with another medication). Either way, took them and it's done nothing.
Last week I had another UTI and kidney infection. Felt shit for a week, started to feel better and now I have the most incredible burning sensation in my vagina. I have a GP appointment on Friday. TMI: I have for the last six months had really thick dark black blood that seems to get stuck. It's rank. Before this it was like a normal period, but heavy, but the right colour.
First AIBU to ask my normal GP to discuss with contraceptive GP that my implant should come out? I don't feel I can stand my ground with contraceptive GP as only met them twice. Also unsure they are aware about the reasons why things were so "chaotic" for me and feel a bit harshly judged.
Second AIBU - can I put the fucidin cream I was prescribed for a fungal infection on my face on the outside of my vagina? I am pretty sure it's an epic case of thrush although I am constantly worried about dark thick blood. I am hoping everyone is correct when they say this is the implant and nothing to be concerned about. I am due a smear in January.
Third AIBU - is it ok to douche to get rid of some of the dark blood? Or is this the worst thing I can do?
Sorry for the TMI topic, but I want to do something before Friday.
Thanks in advance for replies (I name changed for this as I feel like a complete idiot not knowing these things).
Canastan do a self diagnose test for some vaginal infections. Then you can get the right treatment if it is something like that.
I don't know about everything but I do know that douching can disrupt the pH and fungal colonies of the genitals and I worry that this might irritate you further?
Equally I wouldn't recommend the face cream - it may be stronger than would normally be recommended in a sensitive area.
If it's truly awful then go to the GUM clinic. They deal with more than just STIs and are very efficient IME.
It's okay to put Canasten cream on but I wouldn't put anything else on until you've seen your GP. I would also suggest taking an oral tablet which you can buy at the pharmacy. Can you get an appointment any earlier than Friday?
Also second going to your local
Sexual health clinic and no douching!!
Thank you, canesten site is down at the moment.
I will head to pharmacy this afternoon and see if I can get something OTC. I just googled and there is a possibility that I can. Ok, no douching then.
There's an emergency walk in at GP but as I have no fever now I don't think it's appropriate to use that. Also, bit hit and miss with which GP is on duty and don't really want to explain the whole back story to someone I don't know. There is a walk in at our local gum clinic on Wednesday evening which i may go to if worse.
Thank you for being lovely and helping with suggestions.
Most GUM clinics work on a call for same/ next day appointment basis. Regardless, you will be able to get an appointment before Friday and I always find them better than the GP anyway.
Thank you - just realised that a GUM clinic can actually remove the implant too so that may avoid me creating an issue within my lovely GP surgery.
Have called and been asked to call back first thing tomorrow morning.
Thanks again for the suggestions and help.
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