Vagina bubble feeling, symptom of B.V?

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I had my son 9 months ago, I had a second degree tear and stitches, I was fine at first I then had sexual intercourse 5 weeks post baby and then showered (including my vagina, which I know can change the PH balance, leading to B.V) and that’s when I began to feel what could only be described as the feeling of bubbles in my vagina.

I also have a lot more discharge, which can be watery but also clumpy. I went to the doctors numerous times and was tested for Thrush, Cystitis, Bacterial Vaginosis, STDs etc and they all came out negative (although I was given and took medication for Cystitis and Bacterial Vaginosis, before the results came back) I think in the end the doctor got fed up with me and told me it was normal post baby.

I can’t see how this can be normal as it is really uncomfortable to live with and can really get me down. The excess discharge also makes my vagina sore.

The bubble feeling tends to get worse when I urinate and just before my period is due and I sometimes bleed a little after sex (not sure if this is related)

I thought it might be Bacterial Vaginosis, thats how I got the medication for it, but the swabs came back negative twice (although I have read it can be difficult to diagnose and treat) so I'm still not sure if it is. Either way I am desperate to get rid of this bubble feeling, and any doctors I have seen, do not seem to know what I am talking about, so if anybody else has experienced this bubble feeling, it would be great to hear from you.

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    I too suffer from the bubble feeling, felt it on Wednesday so I tested my PH which was normal bubbling again on Thursday PH now 6. I inserted Balance Active gel last night and tested again today, PH is about 5, still bubbling. I am going to use BA gel again tonight and hopefully PH should be normal again tomorrow. Here's hoping, only discovered this gel last month after years of recurrent bouts of this curse. I am hoping it is the answer to all my prayers as I find it very difficult to tolerate metronidazole tablets which is somewhat of a problem considering I am getting this practically every month!
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      i dont believe its a ph problem or a bv problem.its something else however unfortunately the dr that finally figured it out for me soooo long ago is not in my old records anywhere so w/out the name of the condition or/and the dr name who finally diagnosed it.i am unfortunately starting from scratch fighting and arguing w/these damn drs trying to say its normal for me.WELL ITS NOT!!!!! and now that my iud is out and have finally stopped bleeding i have INSISTED on a vaginal culture instead of ANOTHER urine culture.i had a cystoscpy done(very painful)and a ct scan...all showed nothing....well at least that means no bladder cancer or kidneystones.those have been ruled out. however it has been frustrating but im persistant and am not taking "normal"as an answer....i will keep you posted as soon as the vaginal culture results come in k

       

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      What symptoms did you have? Sorry if you've already mentioned them in here.

      Did your doctors refuse testing you for this at first? Or how did they figure out it was ureaplasma?

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      started over 3 years ago . it started with burning when urinating. BAD pain. The urologist never figured it out. Gyno never figured out. 3 years later I just went to urologist again. just to check. ask if anything new. PRAYING. PAIN everytime i pee. cant sit right. She does all the tests again. THEN I had some gyno problems. BV thats not BV . I looked at online urologist tests. COMSUMED with pain and scared. I SEE online test positive for Ureaplasma. Looked at results from 3 years ago. Positve for ureaplasma. was never told. ever. They never put it together. I had to find this myself. Its not resspinding to the doxycycline. I am going to urogynocologist and demand Antobiogram test . DO YOUR OWN WORK ON INTERNET! DEMAND the tests.

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      Wanted to add I only had some vaginal symptoms in beginning. Pain peeing for years. The bubbles started a few months ago when the vaginal symptoms started to surface again. All the info on ureaplasma is on internet. Id be screwed without internet no DR would have helped me with this in US. I am p****d

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      I was also positive for group b strep a few months a go and my gyno told me to wipe myself better. REALLY? Didnt give me meds. The urogynocologist has given me penicillen and has cleared all odor. Now i have to clear the yeast infection from the meds to see what symtoms are left. I had 2 weeks of erythromycin for the ureaplasma and that has not stopped the burning pee. i have to wait a month before i run all the tests again. look into ureaplasma and group b strep. many doctors dont test for these. symptoms are very similiar.

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    Thank you for the reply! I am finally going to the GUM clinic on Tuesday as I want to get this sorted once and for all. I am glad somebody else understands what I mean by the bubble feeling, as the doctors do not seem to! I just wonder how common a symtom the bubble feeling is with B.V? and does it mean I have a really bad case? hopefully I will get some answers on Tuesday.
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    Just thought I would post a follow-up I went to the GUM clinic just to rule out B.V, I was told I did not have B.V but the doctor told me that the bubble feeling is quite common post baby and it is a sign of a weakened pelvic floor. She recommended to lose half a stone and to do pelvic floor exercises and if this didn't help to ask the doctor to refer me to a gynacologist at the hospital. I will try the pelvic floor and losing weight bit first and if this doesn't help I will go to the doctor. Hope this is of interest to anybody else worrying about this problem.
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      well wen i first had the bubbles it was way before i got pregnant and now tat i have it the 2nd time its 9 yrs after childbirth.so i think your dr has no idea what she is talking about.yes bv does occasionally have that symptom.but this is not always why...i had iud taken out and bled FOREVER.now made an appointment that i had to insist on FINALLY scheduled.cant wait to get this done and over with i am sooooo sick of these damn bubbles.one of the drs tried to tell me it was normal and just to live with it.WELL ITS NOT NORMAL to me or for my body and i know its something that can be treated but because its so rare it is hard forsome drs to undersand if they havnt hd a patient they treated w/it before.man what i wudnt do to know the dr name who treated me before.she was awesome.i will keep you posted as soon as i know anything k

       

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    Hi, I have just found your post an I am really hoping you are sorted now and that someone will get this to reply back to me. I have just started experiencing the bubbling and it's got a bit of a mild period pain with this and a dull ache, did yours feel like this?
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      i have iud so dont get my period anymore..but i am feeling a very slight pain in lower right side off and on...this bubbling isso odd.i do know its not bv related only because my dr treated me for that and bubbles were almost gone but have slowly returned and i finally pushed for the urine culture it took the dr i had 15 years to finally find it.its something but just cant remember the name and my dr now is acting like she and her colleagues have never heard of it.well will keep you posted soon as the results are in.push your dr for the culture as well.its the only way to get it diagnosed.seems drs knowing of it are just as rare as the infection is itself sad
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