Just diagnosed with BV 5 days ago...I still hurt.

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After 7 months of no sex, I had protected sex with someone.  He fingered me for a bit first. Another couple days later I started my period.  It seemed longer than normal...then this awful pain began and got worse. I was diagnosed with a vaginal yeast infection and BV.  The doctor gave me metronidazole for BV and fluconazole 

for the yeast infection.  I'm on day 5, still have a swollen pubic area and now the burning has come back.  Honestly, I am getting a little worried that it could be more....any ideas?  Anyone else get swollen with discomfort?  This is my first time and I'm very uncomfortable.

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    Also, my swelling is on the right side of pubic area.  Not sure it matters...just really weird.
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    Do you have a smelly, fishy discharge especially after sex? If so those are symptoms of BV and thick cottage cheese discharge is yeast.

    To answer your question yes I've had both infections and it cause pain and makes the vagina area swollen. It can take several days for the yeast infection symptoms to fully disappear. The medication the Dr gave you really works...I used both.

    Hope this helps

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      Ok...how long does swelling take to go down?  I figured day 5 would look normal down there.  Thanks for answering my questions.  I haven't had one in a long long time. 
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      Not a Dr but from my last recent experience with a yeast infection, I said the same thing "it should be less swelling now since several days have passed" but it took a good 10 days for things to be back to normal.

      If I was you, I would start taking a probiotic so you don't have to go through this again. Fem dophilus for bv and acidophilus for yeast or eating yogurt daily works wonders!!! I slacked off that's how I ended up with a yeast infection

      Your welcome, I know the feeling so I'm glad to share my experiences with you.

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