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thrush type symptoms but two treatments ahve not cl;eared it up.what IS it???
Has partner treated himself too? I have it (I think, it is very mild if it is thrush) right now too. I got it 6 weeks ago and got rid of it with pessaries and cream but dh only half-heartedly put cream on and so now I have it again.
This time, dh and I have both taken a pill and are using the cream (dh been told to use it twice a day for 2 weeks). He has no symptoms but I am hoping this is going to clear it up otherwise I am going to be following you down the swab route.
The cream treats the symptoms but doesn't clear it up. Oral treatments don't treat all types of thrush. The pessary is better. I'm in the same boat. I've probably had 10 bouts of something in the past 2 years but it doesn't respond to thrush treatments and nothing shows up on swabs. DH has been tested and he doesn't have thrush. I was diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis during my first pregnency but the GP suggested waiting until after the birth before treatment as I had no symptoms and then my results vanished so I didn't get treated. I think my GP thinks I am a hyperchondriac who loves vaginal swabs.
candida ? Google that and see what you think. Best way to cure that is cut out ALL sugar including fruit from your diet for a few weeks. Boring as hell but I did it for same reason and lost a stone in the process which was lovely.
What Scorpio said, bacterial vaginosis. Can't remember what the treatment was, but was diagnosed with this eventually after having what seemed to be recurrent thrush. I know it's a pain, but you really have to go to GP and get it tested because symptoms can seem similar to thrush.
I agree with BV - I took pills for thrush and it did sod all, went to GU Clinic (decided I would rather see someone who pokes about with fanjos all day rather than a GP) and it was BV & a very bad case of thrush.
I wasn't the teeniest bit fishy.
Horribly strong antibiotics that made me feel like shit.