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    chels18 wrote:

    Yeah I do - I use a period tracker on my iphone which is handy!!! I add in when theres smell/discharge/bleeding and other symptoms like abdo pain and moods...

    I think its an infection too but its like 4one in less than a year so whats causing them!! grrr! gotta wait till tomorrow to see the doctor which is another pain in the front bum!

    thank you though

    x

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    chels18 wrote:

    Yeah I do - I use a period tracker on my iphone which is handy!!! I add in when theres smell/discharge/bleeding and other symptoms like abdo pain and moods...

    I think its an infection too but its like 4one in less than a year so whats causing them!! grrr! gotta wait till tomorrow to see the doctor which is another pain in the bum!

    thank you though

    x

    Might just be the same one coming back - if it's an antibiotic resistant bacterium, or something else that antibiotics aren't the best treatment for (e.g. yeast or protozoan), then antibiotics might set it back a bit, but sooner or later it'll recur. If it's something that your immune system generally has under control then it could linger for some time without symptoms, then when your immune system is a bit lower (e.g. if you get a cold), it'll flare up again.

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    Probably not the whole story, if even part of it, but are you washing overly much since the op? The smell is actually kept in check by 'friendly bacteria', and if you wash too much then it can get smellier and heavier. Just thinking because after an op you're more likely to be paranoid about cleanliness to avoid infection, and if it started being smelly then, you're more likely to start washing multiple times a day or being over the top with the soaps and cleansing products. Doctors always told me the best way to keep things in balance there is to clean once a day with just the shower head, no soaps or anything, and every few days (or maybe more during a period, depending on flow) use a mild, unfragranced soap, and don't go scrubbing or using soaps internally.

    I would be sure there's something else going on with the cramps and mood swings, but just to be sure it's not some easily solved thing like you over-cleaning.

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    BashfulBabe wrote:

    Probably not the whole story, if even part of it, but are you washing overly much since the op? The smell is actually kept in check by 'friendly bacteria', and if you wash too much then it can get smellier and heavier. Just thinking because after an op you're more likely to be paranoid about cleanliness to avoid infection, and if it started being smelly then, you're more likely to start washing multiple times a day or being over the top with the soaps and cleansing products. Doctors always told me the best way to keep things in balance there is to clean once a day with just the shower head, no soaps or anything, and every few days (or maybe more during a period, depending on flow) use a mild, unfragranced soap, and don't go scrubbing or using soaps internally.

    I would be sure there's something else going on with the cramps and mood swings, but just to be sure it's not some easily solved thing like you over-cleaning.

    That explains the taste of Yalkut then...

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    BashfulBabe wrote:

    Probably not the whole story, if even part of it, but are you washing overly much since the op? The smell is actually kept in check by 'friendly bacteria', and if you wash too much then it can get smellier and heavier. Just thinking because after an op you're more likely to be paranoid about cleanliness to avoid infection, and if it started being smelly then, you're more likely to start washing multiple times a day or being over the top with the soaps and cleansing products. Doctors always told me the best way to keep things in balance there is to clean once a day with just the shower head, no soaps or anything, and every few days (or maybe more during a period, depending on flow) use a mild, unfragranced soap, and don't go scrubbing or using soaps internally.

    I would be sure there's something else going on with the cramps and mood swings, but just to be sure it's not some easily solved thing like you over-cleaning.

    I am an clean freak anyhow with my bits - i wash morning and night most days or just at night... I have been douching with just water which the Gyne told me to do, but I have stopped that now because apparently it can cause infections. I was getting the smell/discharge before the OP and thats why they preformed the Laparoscopy... turned out I had a 15cm cyst and I knew I had the cervical ectpropian...

    with washing - I have to wash with soap to make myself at all clean! would it be better to buy Femfresh soaps so I'm not annoying my foof anymore by washing it? Also my OH said I could be upsetting my balance by having hot baths (which I dont do very often!)

    problem is, there is no real pattern to it... not that I can see anyway.... and the doctors dont seem to care about looking for patterns.....

    x

    p.s thanks for all the replys guys - its nice to talk it out and hear others opinions on it....

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    hey Chel, i have to be careful with what i wash myself with too, i'm prone to constant frequent uti's and i now only use and swear by 'simple' soap, it doesn't dry you out, is non-perfumed and doesn't contain any harsh ingredients that'll upset you. Also I believe it's advisable not to douche and to just wash once a day down there with mild soap and warm water as overwashing can do more harm than good by removing all the good bacteria that keep you happy down there and keep the bad ones out. I'm sure you probably already know all this but it has taken me ages to find out what works for me, and touch wood, I've not had my last uti attack for about a year now.

    Be careful also what you wash your underwear in as detergents can upset it all too, and tight clothing, and this might be a little off key but can I recommend taking a look at your lubricant? that it doesn't contain any nasties such as parabens or glycerin which can all cause, make worse and aid with the transmission of infections and such like. I swear by the sliquid range it's specailly developed to not do this.

    I hope this helps and I'm sorry I can't offer you anything else or if you've heard all this before. I just thought by sharing my experinces with you, that you won't feel alone. By the way, I read something in one of your previous posts on here about your cevical ectropion? I have one of those too, only found out last week when I went to the docs with random prolonged bleeding, quite worrying but nice to know it's fairly normal and pretty harmless.

    I hope you get better soon hunny. ((hugs))

    rb

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    ronnie-baby wrote:

    Be careful also what you wash your underwear in as detergents can upset it all too, and tight clothing, and this might be a little off key but can I recommend taking a look at your lubricant? that it doesn't contain any nasties such as parabens or glycerin which can all cause, make worse and aid with the transmission of infections and such like. I swear by the sliquid range it's specailly developed to not do this.

    I have stupidly sensitive skin and was told by my doctor that as well as all the things you've suggested, you should rinse your bath out really, really well after cleaning it as getting in a recently cleaned bath can just dilute whatever detergent you've used and then you sit and soak in it! Not good!

    Adx

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    Ronnie - thank you! Its nice to know other people suffer too (not that i want you to suffer but just to know im not the only one in the world who feels like this!) I have started only washing once a day (down there) if I can... if i feel dirty and have already washed then i rewash with water! I will try and change my washing powder but to be honest, I do wear panty liners ALL the time so my pants never actually touch my bits...

    Ronnie, did they say that they will sort your ectropian? They are nothing to worry about but can give you other symptoms like discharge, pain and bleeding so if its a pain in the vagina - then ask them to sort it out.

    I went to the doctors today. I was with him for 30mins and he's a fantastic doctor. He listened to all my problems, took ANOTHER smear test (ive had 5now since January!) and a swab. He's given me antibiotics for VB again but a months treatment incase the antibiotics before which were for a week are simply clearing it up a bit but not getting rid of all the infection so therefore its coming back!

    I asked if its something that I am doing wrong and he listened to what i usually do to wash etc and only said that girls shouldn't douch which I will stop from now on (even though the other Gyne said it was ok to do!)

    He's said that I shouldn't worry and he wont accept that this is "something you should live with!". He's said if in 2/3weeks its not cleared up a bit then he wants to refer me to a Specialist Gyne who deals and specializes in my particular symptoms/problems which I am happy about.

    I've got to wait for a week for the swab results and will get the smear back within a couple of weeks so hopefully they will come back that there is no abnormal cells and they can eliminate that.

    I think i'm now in the rut of process of elimination!!

    Anyone else suffer with anything like this?

    Chels xxx

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    Perhaps it will clear up a little if you clean less, sounds like you have a pretty intense regime!

    I did think douching was a bad idea but assumed your medical professional knew better!

    I know Ad has suffered with a few problems concerning the process of elimination, plenty of her family and even my mum currently who has randomly gone blind in one eye a few weeks ago. It's really frustrating but it's a very common thing and is perfectly 'normal'.

    Sounds very positive so far so good luck with the future treatments and all!

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    Hey chel,

    They said they could refer me to a gynae to have it lasered/burned away, but they think mine is due to the pill. I went cos I was worried about my random heavy bleeding (once before for 21 days which was heavy, very very painful which I never get pain, and was non-stop and didn't seem to want to let up, and just recently 15days, with 2 days of nothing and then up to now it's been a further 5 days, again heavy with some painfulness but just about bearable) I have ruined so many bedsheets it's unbelieveable!

    Bearing in mind though that I did go from the pill, to the patch then back to the pill again cos I couldn't get on with it and it didn't agree with me, so I think it's my bodies way of saying 'WOAH!, what's going on?!' They gave me a smear type test, a general test and a sti test, all of which have come back negative with no further action needed, so the doc has given me just 3 months prescription of my pill instead of 6 months this time and I have to monitor it to see if it all settles down, if not, I have to go back and they will refer me to a gynae.

    Other than that, it causes me no problems or pain, and I mainly only seem to get all this bleeding if I skip my breaks for a while.

    rb

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    I hope you get it sorted asap chel, I can't begin to imagine how much distress this must be putting you through. My friend had bv and it was a pain to get rid of, treatment after treatment but she got on top of it eventually, I also have another friend who had the same problem with thrush and couldn't shift it with no amount of antibiotics she tried for months but eventually it cleared up.

    Luckily I only suffer from uti's but they are still a right bitch, easy to shift but leave you feeling like crap until the antibiotics kick in and until you can get over the intense burning sensation and the constant urge to urinate all but a trickle! It's like trying to squeeze out a watermelon through the hole the size of a pea!

    Definately keep on trying chel and keep going back to the doctor if your not happy, he seems sympathetic and understanding with the determination to sort it for you. Hopefully now though, the wheels are in motion and you will get it sorted out once and for all.

    rb

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    Ronnie,

    WHOA! Thats a lot of bleeding - does it make you weak?? it sounds like your body is in hormone overdrive!! best thing would probably be to let it all settle - its good that your doctor isn't passing you off with 6months of the pill and letting you get on with it though! Which pill are you on? Have you looked at the implant for your arm? Thats meant to be really good!! Some people bleed more but some don't bleed at all.

    I found having the ectropian burnt off with acid very painful. It feels like you're having mild contractions (apparently, I haven't had a baby!) and afterwards loads of black skin comes out (bit like a chemical facepeal for your vagina!). Not nice so if you don't want to have it done to get rid of other symptoms then I wouldn't recommend it. However, the second time I had it done they did it under general with a laser and that was fine- no skin coming out at all!

    In my heart - I dont think its the BV thats causing the other problems (pain/discharge/bleeding/lumps).. I think the increased discharge causes a perfect warm, dark, moist place for the BV to live so its getting rid of that once and for all first and then going back to find out why I have lumps on my cervix and what can be done next!!

    xxx

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    Hi Chel,

    No it didn't make me weak, apart from I did feel tired quite alot, but I've had blood tests and I'm not aneamic or anything.

    I'm on the cilest pill and it's brilliant for me, I don't and never have had any side effects from it. I considered the implant but I know quite a few people who had it and had it taken out cos they said it ruined thier life with increased non-stop bleeding and excess weight gain. I've looked into the injection but I don't fancy the long time it takes for your fertility to return to normal again, and again, it has nasty side effects.

    I don't want the coil/ ius as my nan had it and it became imbedded in her and she had to be rushed to hospital so that's pretty scary! I've tried the patch and it kept falling off and gave me nausea, bad skin and left marks on my skin where it had been that took ages to disappear. I looked at the vaginal ring too, but that doesn't seem reliable as the doc said it tends to come out alot during sex or your period and it doesn't live up to it's name. I think I'll give the surgery a miss until I see my bleeding settle down as I think it's like you say, a overload of hormones, and if it doesn't then I'll give it some serious consideration. Like I said before, I didn't even know I had one until last week and I've had no problems really to make me think otherwise, it's only when my doctor gave me an internal examination that I found out, what with all this bleeding and stuff, my OH panicked at me to get it looked at for fear he thought I might have cervical cancer, god forbid! But all is well thankfully.

    That sounds nasty though about your op when they put acid on it, the laser one does seem better but I've read also that they can use something really cold to get rid of it which sounds not too bad.

    I agree with you about the bv, if it is that and you can get rid of it, then like you say, see what the doc can do for you next.

    I really hope you get it sorted chel, let me know how it's all going.

    rb

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    Well it sounds like you've got the best thing for you with that pill!! Its good you've explored all your options as well though.... The burning of your cervix isn't worth it unless you have problems with it. Problem is, it can make you bleed as there are more blood vessles on the outside of your cervix so sex can make you bleed etc etc.

    My antibiotics seem to have made a MASSIVE difference. I have been panty liner free for 2 WHOLE DAYS!!! WOOHOOO! I swear, I need shares in Comfort Panty Liner Pads the amount I usually buy!! Lets hope it keeps working and they can keep the infection away then sort out the random bleeding!

    xx

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    That's great news chels - glad you're on the mend.

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    Awww chel that's brilliant, I'm so happy for you!

    Bad news for me though, been down the doc's again. I've got pelvic pain. Thought it was my interstitial cystitis come back, had it before less than 6 months ago as diagnosed by the same doc as I saw today. She's really lovely and sympathetic. I've been on anitbiotics for a few days and they've done no good (funnily enough, the same ones she gave me last time which coincidently helped me back then, either that or it just went away whatever it was, if it was that).

    Went back to doc's today and saw the same one as last time, and she gave me a stronger type on a longer course but also referred me to the hospital for an ultrasound scan. Bit worried, as she thinks we could be barking up the wrong tree with the whole cystitis/antibiotic thing. (However my bleeding's settled right down now, seems back to normal but we shall see?!)

    rb

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    I don't think washing your foof (my new fave word Lol) so vigorously is good for you, upsets the natural PH balance and causes all sorts of havoc. Sounds like you have a decent doctor who actually listened to you which is great, but make sure you keep on at them and be persistent until it gets sorted out- you know what's normal for your body far better than any doctor.

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    That's really good Chels! x

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    hey Chels!! i had a laparoscopy in feb, found out i had endometriosis, did anone say anything about this to you??

    the smelling might be BV (bacterial vaginosis) you can buy things to use for these from like boots and pharmacy, have a look around the hrush stuff. its just a bacteria inbalance, buy some of these and use them for 2 or 3 nights and you will be feeling back to yourself after a few days!!!

    hope this helps!!

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