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Yeast infection or something else
Anon_146410 posted:
Ok, some history here. I have had horrible periods for years and have a stomach issue also that seems worse when I have my period. The cramping before my period, during and after seem to affect my stomach even more so my doctor recommended the depo shot. I only have one ovary and my uterus due to other past problems, so I really can't get pregnant naturally and decided the shot was the way to go.

I did spot for weeks during the first shot. Nothing horrible and I did feel better bc I didn't seem to have cramps. Spotting I decided to just use a thin pad instead of a tampon. After a couple weeks I got what I thought was a y/infection. It was horrible, very burny like a uti. No discharge and not much of an odor. My dr tested me and said I had a MILD y/infection. Shew what is a serious one??? It was bad. I took the pill and another in 3 days and it slowly went away. I had to not use any toilet wipes or bleached wash cloths for awhile, and be very careful down in that area washing bc it was very sensitive. It did go away and I have spotted on and off again since. Than again it started to come back, not nearly as bad. I called and they gave me 2 pills to take again. After the first one it went away. I washed all my wash cloths and underwear in a scent free detergent and did not use fabric softener in case that was bothering me.

It was fine until today. I don't know what to eliminate. I didn't use the 2nd pill the other week so I took that this morning. If it's not gone I am calling my dr to be tested to make sure it's not another type of infection. I do NOT have a discharge. Just a slight burning and a slight itching here and there.

I really felt it started with the scented pads. I didn't know they were scented and have always stayed away from them. Got them by mistake and I wonder if I am paying long and hard for it or if the depo shot is causing some of the issue, too. Or the mixture of the two is giving my body a hard time. I have never had a y/infection and I am 37. So here I am experiencing it all- horribly- for the first time!!!

Any thoughts??? I did have an ultra sound to make sure there wasn't anything going on there- a mass or fluid and nothing showed up. I have been over sensitive since the first infection so I have really tried to stay clean, dry, away from scents but still using baby soap???

THANKS alot in advance!!!
liahrae24 responded:
I didn't note in the FIRST part that the thin pads I was wearing were scented and I didn't notice until the infection started!!! It wasn't a slow thing either, it hit me one day and didn't quit. Very forceful and painful!!!
Anon_146410 replied to liahrae24's response:
I did just get my second depo shot a week ago today. I stopped bleeding now for about 3 days and here is the infection. I feel alot better when I am spotting...which is crazy!!!

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