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Worried about past NuvaRing vaginitis. Advice?

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Published At July 23, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My problem has resolved, but I am still worried. Two years ago, I was on NuvaRing, and I was getting multiple yeast infections. I went to a couple of doctors, and they said it was yeast and also vaginitis. After months of itching and at times white curdy discharge, I was getting a red rash outside my vagina, which looked like jock itch. I was getting tears inside and outside the vagina. I stopped using NuvaRing, and I got an IUD. After the IUD, my symptoms went away, and I have not had any issues for years. I am worried now. Do you think it could be something else besides yeast?

Answered by Dr. Garima Sawhney


Welcome to icliniq.com.

It might be due to an allergy to the ring and had lead to some infection. What you can do at present are two tests called high vaginal swab culture and sensitivity, which is tell us whether any infection is there at present or not. In case if it is there, it will show the type of infection it is and what medicines will work on it.


Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for replying. Should I be worried about any STI? I am fine now, no issues whatsoever.

Answered by Dr. Garima Sawhney


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I do not think that you have STI (sexually transmitted infection). But just to be sure, I suggest you get the following tests done

  1. HPV (human papillomavirus) DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) test.
  2. VDRL (venereal diseases research laboratory).
  3. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
  4. HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen).

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Garima Sawhney
Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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