Yeast question for the ladies

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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok girls- here is my problem.  Im 26, since I was 18 Ive had a thicker than normal discharge.  Doctors always say it is not a yeast infection and blame it on a million other potential issues.  Usually it doesnt really bother me.  Well the last few months I have gotten a couple very mild yeast infections.  The consistency changes and there are more bits to it like the stereotypical "cottage cheese" but not bad enough to be super annoying.  Ive used the over the counter 1 time creams and they have worked well.  However, I feel like Im using a bazooka to kill an ant.  Since mine are so mild Id like to try a more natural approach.  I do plan on seeing a gyno soon as opposed to my primary who does all my gyno stuff.  She "checked me" for a fistula and didnt see one but I really wouldnt be surprised if I had one. I have an odd pain on the left side of my vagina near the opening but I have never seen a fistula when I look... not that I can really see inside.  Anywas, I know acidopholus probiotics (like yogurt) are good to eat.  I am going to buy some refrigerated ones at the health food store tomorrow.  I read on a homeopathic website that you can put a capsule in your vagina.  Has anyone done this before and have they had success? It kind of creeps me out.  If it gets too worse I can always go to health services for diflucan but thats the same bazooka issue.  My doctor has never really found an over abundance of yeast but said if I was "symptomatic" to use the medications (either diflucan or over the counter stuff).  I have no STD issues.  Ive also heard you can wipe the outsides w/ vinegar or soak in a bath of vinegar.  Again, Id like some feedback before trying anything that could make it worse!!!
Just to clarify I am referring to acidopholus capsules, not the medicine capsules I have used.  I have also heard of using unflavored/unsweetened yogurt "down there".

25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Fitzy the only time I've had a problem was when I was released from hospital with the twisted bowel episode, I remember bags and bags of anti-biotics along with all that TPN, it hit me when I got home this dreadful itching, I happened to be talking to my sister in the Uk and told her, she immediately said you have Thrush. I sent Ian out to the Chemist and he returned with some type of cream it worked a treat and I've never had a problem since.

Yes I have also heard you can apply natural yogurt their also.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/15/2007 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Whenever I take antibiotics, I get this problem, terrible itching etc.  I also used to call my Gyn. and he would prescribe some kind of cream etc.  When I started eating yogurt everyday, the problem completely dissapeared!!  Try eating one yogurt everyday, or even drink a probiotic everyday, and see if that makes a difference.  I know first hand the symptoms are very annoying, I used to wake up in the middle of the night and have a cold shower in order to relax from the itchiness.
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