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Bacterial Vaginosis and urethra pain

By Anonymous May 18, 2015 - 4:01pm
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Hello, I was diagnosed with BV today after a vaginal swab last week. What prompted me to go get tested was an increase in discharge. Two days ago (3 days after the swab) I started having a slight burning sensation in my vagina, NOT when I urinated, just a very slight burny feeling all over my vagina. Then this morning I woke up with my urethra hurting so bad I couldn't go back to sleep, and it burned (and hurt a little) when I peed. I drank a whole bottle of water and I took an AZO UTI relief pill, just to help relieve some of the pain (which turned my pee orange but DID NOT alleviate my symptoms), and have been drinking a lot of water since and haven't had any burning with urination since this morning, but throughout the day I have felt like my urethra was burning and hurting a little. My trich, gonorrhea, and chlamydia tests were negative, by the way. But I am wondering if BV can cause problems with your urethra? Some websites say it can affect all parts of the genital area, including the urethra, but others say that it doesn't, the main symptom is smelly discharge. I just need to know if I should go back to the doctor to have a urinalysis done also.

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Hi, I am currently going through this and have been diagnosed with the same symptoms. This started last week, and I thought I was maybe getting a yeast infection or a UTI, but the symptoms were different and not as severe, but the urethral pain, that's the most bothersome for me right now. I had been taking cranberry vitamins, drinking a lot of water and Solaray Yeast-Cleanse supplements (very effective for urinary and vaginal health). But I was diagnosed today with BV, even though I came in suspecting a UTI and/or yeast infection both came out negative, after having a swab at the urgent care. I asked about the urethral pain and she told me it was a result of the BV bacteria getting into urethra, apparently this is common. I was prescribed with a 5 day regiment of a vaginal gel called metronidazole vaginal gel or the brand name Metrogel Vaginal. I start my first dose tonight and will see what happens in 5 days. Was also told that since I am sexually active with my partner, that foreplay and lube are extremely important. Too rough of sex without lube can cause this too. This was different from both the UTI (had a kidney infection too) and yeast infections I've experienced, but going through those made me act quick.

It is so uncomfortable and can't be sexually active until I am better, haven't been when I started seeing these symptoms. My partner has been very understanding and supportive though. I feel for you, and I hope that you got help and relief from this. <3

June 12, 2017 - 5:35pm
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Hi there!
I am having same problem with burning in my urethra. It started back way before May 2016. Chronic yeast infections. Then in September diagnosed with UTI Ecoli. And a very resistant strain. Finally after almost 7 months, my Ecoli was gone. Just found this out last Friday. However, I have severe amounts of yeast in my urine and my glucose levels in urine extremely high. But my blood glucose perfect. Which tells me I have over abundance of yeast. Explains vaginal yeast infections chronically and all the antibiotics I was on sure did not help the yeast. It added to it. So now I've taken 3 doses of Diflucan. My last one was Sunday. Yeast infection calmed but not all the way gone vaginally. I drink a lot of water. Eat one yogurt daily with live cultures. Just started probiotics and oil of oregano too. I see my OBGYN next Wednesday. I was told to take one more dose of Diflucan tonight. However I don't understand the burning with feeling of urgency in my urethra. Could that be yeast causing this all!?? It's been like this since my chronic yeast infections and just got worse with the Ecoli. Now that Ecoli is gone, I'm still having pain itching and burning in urethra. No STDs. So could Candidal Vaginitis cause these symptoms in my urethra? I understand my urethra could just be inflamed from having Ecoli for so long and may take weeks to feel better and symptoms gone. But I truly believe that yeast got up in there however no bladder infection. Just a ton of yeast in urine and high glucose levels in urine. Could all these chronic yeast infections aka Vaginitis and having Ecoli so long cause my urethra to be infected with yeast or just inflamed from a long term infection in bladder? Or both? Also will my OBGYN be able to treat Vaginitis and urethra issues? My Urogynocologist referred me to my OBGYN for both issues as she only treated my UTI. I hope to get some answers and relief soon. At least Ecoli is gone. But I really need to kill off this yeast and find out what's wrong with my urethra so that can be fixed as well. Any advice would be very much appreciate. I saw your comment and I thought of my situation. Hoping you got help and relief and figured out what was wrong with your urethra. Thank you everyone!!!!! ❤️

April 5, 2017 - 2:53pm
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