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Fanjo isn't well

(5 Posts)
inthetide Fri 07-Mar-14 14:09:27

I'm not sure what's up as it comes and goes without much of a pattern. I thought it had gone completely, but it has just returned with a vengeance during my period.

Not thrush - there is no discharge and yeasty smell, but the whole area swells up and gets raw, to the point of the skin cracking and bleeding a bit. If there is a smell, it's possibly a bit sharper than usual. I think it started before Xmas mid-cycle during a spell of heavy mid-cycle watery discharge. Then went away, and started the next month at about the same time, so I put it down to that time of the month. But as I said, I got it halfway through my period this month and I use a moon cup so no sogginess to set it off. What can it be? I don't want antibiotics which I assume a gp would suggest, just wondered if anyone has had anything similar?

meditrina Fri 07-Mar-14 14:47:28

Have you got a handy GUM clinic nearby? As you think your GP is incompetent and will just fob off with ABs, then going to specialists straight away would be better (and perhaps have a think about changing GP to one you have confidence in).

InSpaceNooneCanHearYouScream Sat 08-Mar-14 19:59:11

Sounds like vulvo-vaginitis which is really common. Google it- see if the symptoms seem to fit

InSpaceNooneCanHearYouScream Sat 08-Mar-14 19:59:50

Not allergic to your mooncup are you??

inthetide Tue 11-Mar-14 23:05:48

mmmm, could be (to your google suggestion). Might try some tea tree oil sitz to see if it helps, but it is on the mend itself just now. I am wondering about the on/off nature of it. The allergy did occur to me and I so hope it isn't - I'm pretty sure in other months it's got better during my period rather than worse like this time. I'm thinking hormones or a deficiency or food sensitivity or something like that <off to ponder impossible-to-test science>

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