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I keep getting thrush can anyone help?

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laurasarah Tue 22-Sep-09 13:40:02

I moved from County Durham to Derbyshire 3 years ago and since then I have had recurrent bouts of thrush.

It seems to go away for bout 2 - 3 weeks and then come back again. Had antibiotics, pessaries etc but to no avail.

Have had some swabs take today (sorry to be so descriptive) and the nurse says I have an errosion on my cervix which is making me bleed after sexual contact.

Has anybody else encountered anything like this?

corblimeymadam Tue 22-Sep-09 13:49:16

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laurasarah Tue 22-Sep-09 13:59:32

Thanks belgianbun.

I dont think we are infecting each other because mine can go away for several months then flare up again and my hubbie is not sore etc.

I might be being totally thick but what do you mean by belt and braces?

corblimeymadam Tue 22-Sep-09 14:07:46

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thegirlwiththecurl Tue 22-Sep-09 14:10:06

Hi-

Is it def thrush and not BV? I ask because the two are similar, but require different management. For example, you said you had taken anti-biotics, well that would more likey aggravate the thrush rather than cure it.

Cervical erosion is very, very common, so don't worry too much about it. It can be caused by hormonal changes - are you on the pill? If so, and the cervical erosion is bothering you, then it may be worth changing your pill

Lastly - do you have any other symptoms? I ask becuase recurrent thrush, if accompanied by tiredness/ thirst etc can indicate diabetes.

muddle78 Tue 22-Sep-09 22:11:41

hi. i had this problem for years. systemic thrush is hell. my solution is fanny wash ( femfresh not so keen on caneston/vagisil varieties) and no perfum soaps bubblebaths etc.

laurasarah Thu 24-Sep-09 11:17:11

Hi girlwiththecurl

I'm not on the pill, have a copper coil fitted but I am having terrible problems with PMT (really bad) have started taking St John's Wort but not had enough for it to kick in yet.

Am having some blood tests done on Monday for diabetes and my thyroid levels etc so will let you know how I get on.

Thanks for the advice.

XXX

alypaly Thu 24-Sep-09 13:52:25

it probably is hubby reinfecting you...most men dont have symptoms but they carry the fungus under their foreskin (SORRY tmi)
antibiotics for thrush are metronidazole..is that what you had.

Treat both of you with fluconazole capsule...Buy generic ,it is alot cheaper and ask him to put clotrimazole cream on his toggersmile

alypaly Fri 25-Sep-09 10:01:10

have you had a check for diabetes as this could be an early sign

Errrnonymous Fri 25-Sep-09 10:07:24

Have a google of lichen sclerosis in case it's that. Often misdiagnosed as thrush, and since it's a lot nastier, worth checking.

alypaly Fri 25-Sep-09 10:15:08

laurasarah.....sorry to ask so much info..

Is the discharge white,yellow or different.

Does it smell offensive?
these are ways of telling if its fungal or bacterial!!

laurasarah Fri 25-Sep-09 13:17:19

Hi alypaly

No discharge and no smell!

Think it might be worth getting my hubbie to have some antibitoics!

I've had fluconozole prescribed by GP but he hasnt.

XXX

HumphreyCobbler Fri 25-Sep-09 13:25:39

if it IS thrush you should take a good quality probiotic (not one of those sugary yoghurt ones, they are crap. You can get them from any health food shop.

Cutting down on your sugar helps a lot but do expect it to get a bit worse to begin with, as the thrush will have die off symptoms.

I always get thrush after a course of antibiotics, they won't be helping at all.

anniemac Fri 25-Sep-09 13:28:35

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alypaly Fri 25-Sep-09 13:46:24

laurasarah..if no discharge etc how do you know its thrush.

if partner is going to be treated he needs antifungals not antibiotics.

laurasarah Mon 28-Sep-09 11:52:00

Got my results this morning and no thrush am stumped as feel quite stingy down below still! Am very puzzeled. It shouldnt hurt down below unless theres something amiss should it?

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