Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Why is tissue continuously coming from the vaginal area?

By Anonymous November 2, 2017 - 1:02pm
Rate This

I recently had a ovarian removal in January of 2017 due to a mass tumor the size of a grapefruit. After surgery I've been experiencing a bad yeast infection problem. It's like a white tissue that feels soft like toilet paper. I have been to the Dr. that performed the surgery, and I was told it is just a bad yeast infection. Then one individual pill is given. The problem will go away for a week or so and some back again. I've also tried over the counter medication, for example Monistat. The tissue doesn't smell, but before my menstrual cycle is the worst time and when it starts to itch, swell, and become red. I've been going through this for way too long, and the doctor keeps telling me everything is fine. But I don't feel fine. I feel like my vagina is deteriorating or something. I am scared. Please. Why is this happening, and how can I fix this problem? Is it something I should worry about and monitor?

Add a Comment1 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Your symptoms certainly sound like typical yeast infections and these infections are more common right before a period starts so this makes sense.

A doctor who fobs you off by saying "everything is fine" despite chronic infections isn't much good to you.

The tissue itself is yeast.

According to WebMD - The recommended first treatment for these yeast infections includes vaginal medicines for 7 to 14 days or a single dose of oral fluconazole, with a second dose repeated 3 days and a third dose 7 days later.1

This first treatment is then followed by at least 6 months of maintenance therapy. This could be oral or vaginal medicines.

Some women who are treated for recurrent yeast infections do not see their symptoms improve. These women may have another condition that is causing symptoms like those of a yeast infection. Further testing and treatment may be needed."

Anon, please see a different doctor if this one continues to ignore what's going on. No doctor would be ok with living like this and his/her patient should not have to either.


November 2, 2017 - 5:49pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Diet & Nutrition

Get Email Updates

Diet & Nutrition Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!