A young woman was labeled a hypochondriac and refused help after complaining of problems with her vagina for years.
Danielle Stokes knew something was amiss – she was itching and struggled with the recurring odor.
But when she went to the doctors to find out what was going on, she was told that her period, underwear, and even her washing powder were to blame.
After trying to make changes and trying every solution, it was finally diagnosedH Bacterial Vaginosis After four painful years.
He told Buzzfeed: “When I had a wife, I was very disappointed.
“I went to a lot of doctors but couldn’t find an explanation. At the time, I tried a lot of things to feel normal.”
About one doctor, she said: “Can you believe he didn’t even examine me?
“She told me my chart listed me as a hypochondriac, and the doctor instructed not to prescribe any medications. I couldn’t believe it! It’s safe to say I’ll never go back to that doctor.” Went.”
Eventually, she found a doctor who saw her problems and diagnosed her.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can happen to any woman – it simply starts with something that throws off the all-important pH level.
Periods can trigger it, sex can also cause problems, new products can also upset the balance. But sometimes, there is no obvious reason.
It is important that it is treated with the right antibiotic which will clear your system.
Danielle said: “I was shocked to learn that it wasn’t just a ‘me’ thing. I got a lot of DMs from women saying they were so happy that I created bivy and feminine care stuff, which first started.” It was very strange.
“Now it feels like a movement. I’m absolutely fine with being known as the Bee Girl.
“If you’re experiencing a health problem, don’t allow someone to tell you they don’t exist.”
know the signs
The most common symptom of BV in the NHS is listed as abnormal discharge that has a strong fishy odour, especially after sex.
It can also be a different color and consistency, such as gray or white and be thin and watery.
However, 50 percent of women with the condition do not have any symptoms.
It usually doesn’t cause pain or itching, but as shown in Daniel’s case, every body is different.
Bacterial vaginosis is usually treated with antibiotic tablets or gels or creams.
If you have same-sex partners, they may also need treatment.
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