I'm 12 and this is gonna sound weird but I have a white cottage cheese like thing under my like flaps on my vagina , I'm worried about and I'm scared to tell my mum , I don't know what it could be either ... I'm sorry I didn't explain it really well . I also don't think it gives of a smell either but sometimes my vagina gives off a fishy smell , what could I do without my mum knowing ?
What is it ?
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It sounds like thrush which is a yeast infection and no reason to hide from your mum (it is not related to sexual activity). Some women get it because they try to keep the vagina too clean. You can get over the counter treatment for this from your chemist which won't even be expensive.
Take care, Steve
PS. if kaismama responds listen to her please.
There is no reason to hide this from your Mom, it is most likely a yeast infection, thrush, and that isn't a bad thing. If you've been on antibiotics that would be a cause. Since you are so young, I think a trip to the dr would be important. You do need a little education about your body, so you can explain to the dr. You'll find a little diagram of this area with the what they are called. ... merckmanuals.com/home/womens_health_issues/biology_of_the_female_reproductive_system/female_external_genital_organs.html
I agree, this sounds like a vaginal yeast infection and are quite common in women. Some women seem to be more prone to them than others. I have struggled with them all my life. You should tell your mum, in fact, she probably gets them too and will know right away what it is(certain women are prone to these kinds of infections and this tends to run in families-if the mother is prone to these kinds of infections then usually the daughter will be as well). There are over the counter treatments but since this is your first one, you should really see a gynecologist this time just to be sure. Yeast infections, which are caused by a fungal organism called Candida Albicans, can cause a cottage cheese like discharge and sometimes intense itching. They are very common after a woman has been on antibiotics because antibiotics kill off both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria help keep organisms like Candida in check.
It can help to take Probiotics to help replenish the "good" bacteria. Eating yogurt can also help because the cultures used in yogurt are also "good" bacteria. Sometimes yeast infection just come on for no apparent reason, perhaps there was a change in vaginal pH which caused the organism to over grow. There is a pill called Diflucan that can be prescribed for yeast infections or there are OTC creams that can be used inside the vagina. Go ahead and tell your mum, this is nothing to be embarrassed about. If you let the infection continue, it can get very uncomfortable-it will cause itching down there and it can also cause you to begin to have burning when you urinate so you need to see the doc and get it cleared up, okay?
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