I had an unidentified discharge of some kind, so my ob/gyn put me on a combo of metronidazole and fluconazole to combat the inevitable YI. So, I took the metronidazole (5-day vaginal gel) and the fluconazole pill.
Everything seemed great for a little bit after the metronidazole is done. Then, yesterday, there was a GIGANTIC amount of yellowish-white (more white than yellow) discharge in my panties. And I mean, tons. It’s almost solid (I’d say cottage cheese-like, but it’s not even THAT watery…it’s pretty dry). Like, I took a clump off my underwear and dropped it in the toilet and it made a small “plink” sound when it hit the water.
It’s been about three days since I was done with the metronidazole (Sunday night was my last dose). I was hoping it’d go away, but no, again today — tons of extremely thick, dry, yellowy-white discharge.
I know metronidazole causes YI, but I’ll be darned if I’ve ever had a YI like this, especially considering I took a dose of fluconazole. I have no itching, redness, or swelling. The only symptom is the heaps of dry, thick discharge. It doesn’t even smell.
If it helps, I’ve had no sexual partners for the last year, and no STDs.
…However, I just started dating someone, so it’d be nice if I could get this taken care of. 🙂
Thanks for any help! I checked the FAQ/Vulvapedia but didn’t see anything quite like this.
EDIT: While I’m here, I did want to ask — can taking a three-month BC cause yeast infections? I know your vaginal pH and/or flora kind of normalizes when you menstruate, and I only menstruate every 3 months.