Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Whalloping Dose of TMI

This was an infertility/TTC blog, morphed into a pregnancy blog, and for gosh sake, I even blogged about my post c-section constipation. Obviously, the line of what to share and what not to share is very blurry with me.
So if I say that what I am about to talk about might be TMI, then you might want to just stop reading.



You've been warned. . .


Okay, still here? Good, because I need some advice.

I have a problem with my girly bits. They feel all "burny." I don't think it's a yeast infection because I've had those before and this is nothing like a yeast infection. There is no itch and no white discharge. It's just a burn. I also do not think it's a urinary tract infection as I have had a ton of those. This burning feels lower, more in the external areas than in the bladder/urethra area. I also don't have any increased urge or frequency.

The other symptom is that I am spotting. It's kind of like the first day of my period spotting, which for those of you who aren't me and might need more of a reference than that, means that I need a pantyliner but not a pad and it's mostly brownish but a bit of red thrown in for good measure.

With Will, I didn't get my period for seven months post partum and everything I am reading suggests the time interval should be about the same in subsequent pregnancies. It also has been going on for four days now, which means that if it is my period, it's freakishly light.

Dr. Google has yielded a diagnosis of vaginitis, but a lot of the symptoms don't match. Additional way TMI is that there is no discharge (except the bleeding) and nothing "smelly" going on. Just the burning (have I mentioned the burning?) and the light bleeding. No cramping or anything else. I don't have a fever.
So, what do you think?

11 comments:

Allison said...

any pain with intercourse? vaginitis or yeast infection sound the most likely to me. Could just be hormones fluctuations as well. Those kinds of issues are just so dang annoying, as if we don't have enough to deal with post partum, eh? Hope it gets better soon.`

HereWeGoAJen said...

No idea. Maybe try some probiotics and yogurt for a couple of days and then hit up your doctor.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

AF for me appears to be way different this time. With L I has it 5 wks postpartum and with J it took 3 months. With L I was regular like clockwork, with J my cycles are incredibly long and wonky (still waiting for AF and it's CD 34).

And now when AF is approaching I get this pain down there, like a burning sensation with a simultaneous sensation of being kicked right in the crotch. Lasts a few days and it's not fun. Then it stops. And comes back the next cycle. Weird stuff.

My point is AF can be super crazy after a baby and do crazy things! ;)

Anonymous said...

I had the exact same thing after I had my daughter. With my son I got my period 13 months pp. With my daughter, I had almost exactly what you're describing at about 3 months pp. I saw my doctor who said it was nothing more than my body evening out. Whatever the heck that means! Obviously I'm not sure yours is the same.....but I could have really written this myself. And I spent a good $300 to have my doctor tell me this! You could always call your doctor just for reassurance.

Ashley said...

I had the same symptoms after my twins, and the doctor diagnosed vaginitis. I tried everything, and what ended up finally getting rid of it was a tampon dipped in plain yogurt. You could try it, it wouldn't hurt. :)

good enough said...

Are you BFing? I know BFing dries things out down there and I suppose that could lead to burning. I had burning that I thought was a UTI when I was a few months post-partem, but it was just from the hormonal changes that apparently dry things out when you're BFing.

Joy@WhenDoesDaddyComeHome said...

You can have some symptoms and not others and still have vaginitis (or whatever it might be). If you call your doctor they'll just tell you to come in. I would do what Jen suggested and try yogurt and some home remedies first unless it gets worse!

Anonymous said...

After having each of my boys I had something similar. As for burning and kind of sore feeling my doctor said it was due to hormones (or rather lack of estrogene). Intercourses were rather a nightmare. It just disappeared gradually, took some time though.
I also experienced a few days of spotting after 6 weeks and was told it was absolutely normal. Then I got my period back after 7 month I guess,
good luck!

Amy said...

you know i love it when we talk about the undercarriage, dark meat, bat wings ect! Love you lady and go get your ass in the stirrups and get your junk fixed! I am sure M will be happy! xo

~Hollie said...

This is how my yeastie that went on for 23 weeks of my pregnancy went. I had to take those progesterone supplements in the who hoo for ~25 weeks and had a yeastie for 23 weeks. VERY MUCH the same symptoms.
Blood, burning, etc.

Anonymous said...

No idea. However, my mom said the return-to-period intervals for 3 term babies who all nursed about the same were 17 months, 2 years, and 6 weeks, in that order.