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So I've had a chronic yeast infection for around 6 months now...it's a rare type of yeast, apparently less than .1% of yeast infections are caused by this type of candida (just my luck) and nothing has been able to treat it and I am currently seeing a infectious disease specialist. After about the second - third week of having the infection, I noticed that my outer labia majora changed...they became long and more separated. And since then, I have looked like that. When I wear panties/swimsuits is when I feel the worst, because you can see the ugly low-hanging bulge and you can trace the ugly pointy w-shaped lips. I can't even go underwear shopping anymore and I try not to look at myself because whenever I do I become even more depressed than I already am. My doctor told me I look normal, but I don't. I don't look like myself. Just prior to the infection and for all of my 24 years of existence, I looked completely different. I looked pretty and perfect, nothing hanging too low, lips were together, you couldn't trace anything, because I had a full u-shape...
I am hoping that since these changes occurred at the same time of the infection, that it is just due to the infection and once this doctor cures me (hopefully), I will return to normal. But I'm afraid I won't, because I have been like this for so long...perhaps my skin is just permanently stretched...I don't know...I tried researching on whether anyone had experienced the same issue and have found nothing, which makes me feel even more hopeless. I don't want to look like this forever, I want to feel pretty and comfortable with myself again. I feel disgusting now.
Does anyone have any ideas about why I look like this or about the permanence of this condition?
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