I have a lot of discharge and when I open my legs it smells bad. My vagina hurts and recently my boyfriend fingered me.
This sounds like it might be a yeast infection, but it could also be a bacterial infection. Actually, given your symptoms, I think its more likely to be a bacterial infection. Both yeast infections and bacterial infections are easily treatable and getting treatment promptly will save you days of discomfort.
Either one is fairly common regardless of sexual activity, so your mom should have no reason to be suspicious. In the future, you may be able to self diagnose and treat, but you’ll want to take a trip to the doctor, at least this first time, so you can get an accurate diagnosis and treatment advice.
Next time, to avoid this, have your boyfriend wash his hands thoroughly before he touches you. What are usually harmless bacteria on the skin can cause some uncomfortable infections if they’re introduced into mucous membranes such as the genitals.
well if your a virgin and thAT was the first time hes fingered you its normal because the vagina was just being opened up For the first time. but if you are sexually active he could have maybe gone to deep while having sex on day so it hurts. this has happened to me. it irritates the vagina and makes it hurt bad if anything touches it. and the bad smell could be because of to much sex or not enough shower. a yeast infect would also have some red puffiness around the vagina. hope this helped.
There really isn’t a reason to be afraid to tell anyone you have a yeast infection. Although it can be transmitted through sexual contact, more often than not it’s something you get after taking anitbiotics.
Here’s a little info I got from an article about yeast infection:
Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there’s an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.
Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.
So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.
Oh and BTW – That’s why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren’t changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.
Oh BTW2 – That’s also why many times you’ll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.
Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans
Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold
Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.
I always feel if there’s a natural way to do something, then it’s best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.
There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
Hope this helps and best of luck! Oh and don’t feel ashamed about it!
If you’re interesting in finding out more I’ve added a link that has some more info.
sometimes bacteria can transfer from the anus to the vagina during sexual activity. It is important to urinate right after sexual activity to prevent urinary tract and yeast infections (however this preventive measure is more effective for urinary tract infections). tell your boyfriend, when he fingers you, that his hands have to be completely clean – and he needs to make sure to stay clear of your anal region.
contrary to what people think – diet won’t help or harm yeast infections – except if you take L. acidophilus pills, or just eat plain yogurt.
I get yeast infections on a monthly basis right before my period. Monistat doesn’t help me that much anymore, especially since it’s not good to use such medications on a regular basis. If you have redness, itching, and a lot of white discharge you probably have a yeast infection. Use yogurt! I know it sounds gross, but take a spoon of plain (NO SUGAR) yogurt in a bowl and use your finger to put a little bit in your vagina. Then use a tampon, dip it in the rest (make sure you slather enough on there) and insert the tampon. Keep it in for an hour (no more, no less – if you keep it in for more than an hour, the added moisture can make it worse). The yogurt has active cultures that will restore the normal levels of bacteria that control the levels of yeast. it works really well!
Do not douche, douching can upset the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina. Use a mild fragrance-free soap to gently clean yourself once a day. Make sure that you always dry your nether regions properly after a shower. A warm moist environment is where yeast thrive.
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