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    I posted last month that my period was seriously late. It finally came, at the end of April. I'm still going to see my gyn-had to cancel because it came!:blush:- cause I also have been getting yeast infections right before my period. Anybody have this problem?

    The nurse at the gyn blew me off, telling me I must be eating too much candy, drinking too much soda, and maybe I'm diabetic. No on all accounts. When I kept getting utis a few years ago, they told me it was because I had turned 40! No- it was because I had a bladder infection. They make me mad at how they are so dismissive. It's irresponsible, in my opinion.:mad:
     
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    Don't discount diabetes unless you have had the blood work done. My major symptom before I knew I was diabetic was reoccurring yeast infections.
     
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    I just asked today if a diabetes check was done with my thyroid check and it was.
     
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    Good-at least you can rule THAT out!
     
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    I'd want to go to a new doctor.
     
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    The office staff at my gyn was unresponsive to me questions and needs and at times was downright rude. I switched doctors and am much happier now. Your health is too important to take a chance with someone who does not listen to your concerns. It is your body and you know when something is not right.
     
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    Good luck, Becky-those are the WORST! I use to get them if I got off with my birth control. Sometimes I'd forget a patch or be late putting it on. Sure as rain, I'd get one. I'm VERY careful now.

    I can never decide which is worse-yi or uti. Once I had both at the same time. The fates must have really hated me that week.
     
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    Seems trivial, but are you wearing cotton undies? Since I switched to wearing only cotton underwear, I have gotten NO yeast infections.
     
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    Becky, have you told your gyn how the office staff/nurse makes you feel? sometimes they get so high and mighty, and the doctor does not know it. We had the same problem and talked to the gyn - poof - either the people had a dramatic life change or they were not with the office anymore. It drives away business, and doctors do not want to lose patients.

    I am past the point of accepting this kind of behavior. "I pay your salary, did you know that?" I am very polite, but insist to speak with the doctor. oh this makes me mad they would brush you off like that. As women get older and into the change of life, lots of weird stuff starts happening and we don't know if it is serious or normal. Dumb nurse!
     
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    I can't believe that the nurse was like that! WOW! I would be so upset with that attitude. She isn't in the place to be telling you the causes of the infections, especially without tests. That is the doctor's job. And to be so dismissive???? I would be seriously considering finding a new doctor's office. Other posters are right, though -- if you feel comfortable enough to do so, let the doctor know what their staff is up to. That is not okay!
     
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    Not to be too personal, but if a wife has yi, the husband might need treatment as well.
     
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    Becky- Find a good OBGYN or GP (who does Pap smears and deals with those issues) who you feel very comfortable with. You really don't need to be treated that way. :mad:
     
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    My niece was just like you, Jem, till she got on birth control.
     
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    Yep- I wear cotton bloomers. I miss my nylon ones, though, cause my pants fit better with them.
     
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    The doctor herself yelled at me once!
    Back in '05, as I was trying to find out why I kept having utis, I had gone to the gyn because my vagina felt 'full', like (DISGUSTING WARNING HERE) when your tampon needs changed, kwim?

    On the day of my appointment, though, I didn't feel it. I'm in the stirrups, spread eagle, explaining that right that minute I didn't feel it. She says 'So why are you here then, Rebecca??' I felt like crawling away somewhere.:mad:

    It ended up I had this bladder infection, and my bladder had dropped.
     
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    I have another friend whose gyn nurses told her also that turning 40 and beginning the Change gives you frequent utis. So, she also got brushed off. She recently got a hysterectomy....
     
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    Long story short... contact isn't an issue here....:whistle:
     
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    Definitely time to change health care providers.
     
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    What also irritates me is the amount of antibiotics I've been on over the years. All during my pregnancy with Jeannie- where I think this all started- I was on something for uti or yi. In the years after she was born, it continued, but just for uti. Not one doctor- out of the 6 I saw over that time-questioned one more Cipro prescription. It wasn't until 2004- 4 years after it all started, that my current doctor said let's get a urologist to take a look. After a bunch of icky tests I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, they found a bladder infection. It took two or three more prescriptions to get rid of that.
    Now-this urologist also gave me prescriptions for antibiotics after every thing he did, he said to keep infection away. So, any time I take antibiotics now, it takes longer to work and I sometimes need two rounds.

    BTW- he's the jerk urogist I left. I recently found a new one.
     
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    I would, TG, but every specialist I go to wants to lecture me on my weight before they get to my actual reason for the visit. To me, I see her once a year, and she knows my size.
     
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    Becky, have you been taking antibiotics recently? They may be the cause. They kill the good stuff, and allow yi to happen. The other thing is, I had a lot of trouble, and had another type of bacterial infection, not yeast infection. My nurse (a nice one) recommended douching.
     
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    Nope- no antibiotics lately.
     

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