22, female, 125lbs, in a monogamous relationship. I got a Paragard inserted in February and use a menstrual cup.
So Friday morning I noticed what looked like a yeast infection starting, which I haven’t had in years. I figured it was a mix of my period ending and going kind of crazy on sweets and carbs lately. I had also had sex Thursday night and afterwords I was incredibly sore and couldn’t even get my cup back in it was so swollen 🙁 We didn’t have particularly rough sex and it didn’t hurt while we were doing it.
I made an appointment at Planned Parenthood for Friday morning because I was still pretty sore and swollen, along with being itchy, bloaty, and having very minor pelvic cramping. The clinician took a swab and checked it under the microscope and said it looked bacterial. She prescribed me Flagyl to be inserted vaginally for 5 days and told me the cramping and bloating was probably nothing.
So, I put the Flagyl in last night. I’m still bloated like crazy, I’m so itchy I’m going to lose my mind, and the cramping is really, really mild but still kind of there. I noticed I’m having some spotting of bright red blood which is kind of gross. They look like clots but they’re not. Basically, I’m really uncomfortable and just want to wear pajama pants all day. I have no fever, my blood pressure and pulse was fine at the doctor’s. I was tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in February before my IUD insertion and they all came out negative, and my partner has never been with anyone except for me (and lets just say I’m positive of this).
Do you think I should go back to the doctor? I don’t have an OBGYN here so I just use Planned Parenthood. I’m worried about it being something much worse, like PID. How long do you think it will take for the antibiotics to work? Does anyone have any recommendations to help the itching? I want to get on with my life already! It seems like everyone I ask about BV has no clue what it is 🙁