... checked several times but the doctor said that there is nothing there. How do I get this discharge to stop. it is so annoying. It looks like yeast but after several test it's negative for yeast.
Betadine is a brand name for a range of povidone-iodine (PVPI) topical antiseptics produced and distributed by various manufacturers. It is usually used for surface infections, a 7% solution for sore throats without swallowing or in hospitals, but I have also used a little bit mixed with water to douche also.
Then, since I have flushed out both the bad and good bacteria, I each yogurt twice a day for at least a week afterward and take probioics to get the good bacteria back in my system. As long as it is not yellowish, smelly (those are bad indicators) the discharge is regulated by your ph balance. If you have been checked for any sexually transmitted stuff, and also the doc cleared you for simple yeast infections, I would try what I did above. Use daily mini pads to save your underwear to last longer too. I did some research, and sorry to say if you are healthy ph down there, there is not much you can do to regulate how much discharge as it is normal to have different amounts for each healthy woman. My solution might just give you a little better ph, so give it a try.
The vagina is a moist self cleansing organ and rarely do you even need to douche and only when a Dr tells you to. Most women have a certain amount of discharge. The vagina is a mucus membrane and it cleanses itself (and will have a certain amount of discharge in the process) This is normal. The vagina shouldnt be dry. As the above poster states, as long as the discharge isnt odorous, yellow or green in color or itchy, it is probably just normal vaginal discharge. Some women experience a thicker white discharge during certain times in their cycle in response to changing pH levels. Discharge changes in response to ovulation as well. There is not much you can do to stop the normal function of the vagina. If it troubles you, wear a pad or panty liner to keep your panties clean and dry.
Mbigtee58, it sounds like you have a Goup B. Vaginal strep infection. It is commonly missed during examination because not very many women actually get symptoms. But I also get the symptoms. Most likely you are getting it because of the direction you wipe when you pee. If your arms allow, you should always wipe in the direction going toward your rectum, coming from behind front to back. Because Goup B Strep is found in the rectum. When you wipe from the back to the front coming from the front side foward you accidentally drag microparticals toward your vagina. Also I have found that a small amout of Betadine with water mix douches work. You have to do it for a week a few times a day but it will go away. It just depends on the severity. Since it will kill all good and bad bacteria you want to put the good bacteria back so you should eat plenty of yogurt. And look up info on using plain yogurt directly in the vagina... its not for eveyone but i have done it and it helped me so...
And the infection may return. Lots of women including me for some unknown reason have re-occurring infection weeks later. But I have gone up to 2 years without re-occurrance before but when i get checked its always group B, Your partner could also be infected and not know... it is not concidered an STD but like any bacterial infection it can be transmitted through contact. So if you are sexually active you and your partner should probably go see your obgyn and both get treated. Having him bathe his genitals with the betadine douch a few times couldn't hurt either. But Group B also gets into the urinary tract and sets up Shoppe so he may be unknowingly giving it to you or you to him. I hope this helps you. Btw, I have no medical training I am not a doctor or nurse, and this advice should not be subsituted for medical advice. So this is just regular girl talk, one chick to another. GOOD LUCK
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