i had sexual intercourse with my husband about 2 to 3 months ago while i was on my period and every since then i have had a vaginal discharge with an odor . i tried just about everything i tried eves douche with scents to them,i tried refresh ph and refresh pro b,and viniger home douches and nothing seems to work .i even tried not having sex for a while .then i couldnt hold out much longer and my needs were calling. but while we were having sex he went from anal to vaginal could that be the reason why i have this discharge w/odor .or can it be that he has had sex with someone else and tracted the bacterial yeast infection and passed it on to me. i never ever had a yeast infection of any kind what so ever and i never had any stds what can i do and im trying to find the source of my problem to stop it from ever happening again
19 Apr 2011
Yes, you can get vaginal infections (bacterial or yeast) from your partner and it could be due to any of the reasons you have stated. I would recommend that you see your doctor and have a test done to identify what sort of infection it is and be treated accordingly.
19 Apr 2011
Yeast infections are not bacterial, they are fungal, and are usually accompanied by a thick, white cottage cheese like discharge and itching, sometimes very intense itching. Bacterial infections vary depending on the bacteria. Some can have a thin discharge that is white to grayish, or yellow to greenish, and may have a foul odor. Douching should never be done unless a Dr tells you to. Douching severely upsets the balance of the vagina and just causes more problems. The vaginal mucosa has a certain balance of good bacteria which help to fight the bad bacterias and douching washes this good bacterial balance away and also changes the balanced pH of the vagina which encourages the bad bacterias and funguses to grow. The anal and rectal area is teeming with bacteria!! Having anal sex then going to vaginal drags that bacterial load into the vagina causing all kinds of problems! It can even be transferred to the urethra up to the bladder and can cause a UTI. E.
Coli is very prevalent in the anal and rectal area. I would recommend that you start with vaginal and end with anal sex or for your partner to wear two condoms if he wants the anal sex first. He can remove the top condom as he goes from the anal to the vaginal openings or if you are sure he has no other partners, he can use a single condom for the anal penetration then remove it for the vaginal penetration. This will help prevent harmful bacteria from being spread from the anal/rectal area to the vaginal area. Marvell is correct that you should see your healthcare provider. I would recommend that both you and you partner be evaluated and treated to be sure nothing is being spread back and forth.
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