Monday, May 9, 2011

CD 46! I'm now contemplating ways to make AF show up...

With my nipples being sore the last few days I decided to test today.

Thats, right.  You guessed it! BFN!

Lots of CM today.  I think it may be related to a bacterial infection though.  The same bacterial infection that I used to get every month when AF showed....  So now I'm getting the bacterial infection but no AF.  I'm a little grumpy about this.  

Here's what I've found out about this:

Vulvovaginal candidiasis (also known as yeast infections or thrush)

This infection is often found in association with certain other conditions including pregnancy, Aids and diabetes. In addition, the use of oral contraceptives, broad-spectrum antibiotics, corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs may increase the risk of acquiring this infection.


A distinguishing symptom of VVC is a white vaginal discharge that may have a texture resembling that of cottage cheese. It is usually odourless.This is often accompanied by itching, frequency of urination as well as a burning sensation when passing urine. It may be accompanied by redness and swelling of the vulval area. Tiny cuts or fissures in the skin can also occur. Painful intercourse is also common with this infection.
Vaginal candidiasis commonly occurs during pregnancy. The infection is usually harmless, but a few cases of infection of the newborn have been reported where an infection had gone untreated during pregnancy. Treatment is with local vaginal suppositories or cream e.g. clotrimazole (such as Canesten). Oral ketoconazole is contra-indicated during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, do not administer any treatment without the advice of your doctor.
Candida hyphae sometimes penetrate under the vaginal epithelial cells. The infection then tends to recur repeatedly during menstruation. To prevent recurrence, vaginal suppositories or cream can be inserted into the vagina a few days before and a few days after menstruation for two to three months. Oral treatment can also be used once a month for a period of 6 months in this situation.

So I'm going to ask my friend that works as a nurse in an OB/GYN office about this and see what she recommends.  More later.

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