HomeAnswersObstetrics and Gynecologyvaginal disordersWhy is sex painful even after treatment for a vaginal infection?

Though vaginal infection got cured, sex was painful. Is it quite alarming?

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Published At March 29, 2016
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection a week ago and immediately started my medication. It includes oral, gel and vaginal pessaries. It was six days long course. Even though the symptoms vanished in less than a day, I did not stop taking the medication. Today my boyfriend came back, who generally stays abroad due to work. The sex was painful and uncomfortable, hence scared and I did not go ahead with it. This is the first time I am facing problem down there. I drink more than 3 liters of water every day and avoid using common toilet. As I live alone, no family member sharing my house toilet as well. A gynecologist did an internal checkup and found some white, cottage cheesy colored discharge inside; none of it ever came out in the panty. Is there any reason to alarm?

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Normally, treatment for vaginal yeast infection is given to both patient and sexual partner to prevent reinfection. So, your partner also needs to take treatment simultaneously. What you can do now is you both can take tablet Forcan 150 mg (Fluconazole) single dose to prevent recurrence. Regarding your symptoms, those are likely to be due to inadequate lubrication. You can increase amount of foreplay to increase lubrication. If it still hurts, then use some lubricant like Paraffin oil.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I took tablet Forcan as prescribed a week before. Should I take another one within today or tomorrow? Is it a must to give my partner one?

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com

As you had the tablet already, it is fine if you do not take now. Please ask your partner to take the tablet Forcan today.

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

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Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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