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What can I do about chronic yeast infections?

I have a problem with chronic yeast infections. It seems that 7 out of every 10 sexual encounters lands me with a yeast infection. Whenever I go to a doctor, I get tested for yeast, bacteria, gonorrhea and chlamydia… the diagnosis is sometimes yeast infection and sometimes bacterial vaginosis. What else could be causing my problem? Do you have any ideas to keep my yeast infections at bay? What STDs and health issues can cause vaginal itching?

I had oral sex seven months ago and just noticed some bumps on my vagina...do I have herpes?

The last time I had sexual contact with anyone was about 7 months ago. I've never had sexual intercourse; however, I have performed oral sex and had it performed on me (without a dental dam). I have developed a mild itch and redness on my labia majora and I noticed one or two hard, painless bumps on my labia minora. Do I have herpes? 

I have a yeast infection…how long do my boyfriend and I have to wait to have oral sex again?

I am 17 years old, and I’ve just been diagnosed with my first yeast infection. My boyfriend and I enjoy oral sex and I was wondering how long I should wait until we can have oral sex again? Until the itching is gone?

Is it OK to get oral sex if my discharge looks like cottage cheese?

I have discharge that looks like cottage cheese...and my vagina itches. But I have no other signs of illness. Is it OK to receive oral sex?

My vagina is itchy and white with some kind of mucous. What should I do?

About three days ago, my private parts started to get very itchy. When I looked at my vagina with a hand mirror, it looked like the opening to my vagina was white with some kind of mucous. What should I do? Will this influence my relationship with my husband of two years? Will I still be able to get pregnant?