About a month and a half ago, I went to the gyno, because I was having breakthrough bleeding and wanted to make sure it would go away before I took a vacation to NM to visit a boyfriend. She didn't find anything, but I told her I was also having weird symptoms, like heaviness in the clitoral area, and urinary probs, and thought I had a UTI. Now, I'd never HAD a uti before...so I wasn't sure. She did a UA, which ended up contaminated. Gave me antibiotics anyway and sent me on my way. I took the antibiotics...and it got a little better, although I still had mild clitoral discomfort...I went and took another UA, contaminated. That morning I saw my Personal GYno, who said yeah antibiotics shoud have worked, you'll be fine. Symptoms did NOT go away after a week so I made an appt with my PCP. She gave me a UA and it was clean..no uti..if i ever had one that is. Went to NM, still in discomfort but it slowly got better. I was able to have sex with my boyfriend almost every day for 10 days. Then, I decided to take a bath. I used bath soap to clean my genital area, and immediately felt the way i did before. aching vagina...and pull in lower abdomen..did i re do my UTI???? Then I remembered, before I went to the Gyno the first time, I had taken a bath, used bath soap and immediately felt the symptoms. It was related to bath soap im sure. But still couldn't chance it, went to ER in NM and doc did UA, and gave me antibiotics. Slowly it got better....with just a little tenderness in clitoral area. I went back home, and on day 8 of antibiotics, I took a shower and used body wash, specifically designed for women. Next day, symptoms again. I had a negative UA, so didn't know what was going on. Three weeks went by...still having the clitoral discomfort. still thinking it was urinary. i had the pulling in the lower belly, hesitation...slow start, etc. Had to be bladder related. Clitoral discomfort ...still there, PCP gave me double dose of diflucan in case it was yeast. Didn't help. Had a CT urogram, not sure if it will find anything, but yesterday I went to the doc, did a UA, and she finally gave me a physical exam. She touched my urethra and clitoral area...and it hurt SOOOOO Bad....Now, 2 days later, I have the same urinary symptoms, plus a VERY VERY Painful clitoris, and throbbing on the left side of my vulva by the clitoris. She put on the discharge form Dysuria, anxiety and Vulvodynia. I looked up vulvodynia and it freaked me out. All because of 3 episodes of bath soap?....I have to sleep with a heating pad between my legs, and take tylenol 3 just to sleep. Still have the urinary hesitancy, and pulling in lower belly. no pain anywhere except Clitoris. i tried Ice, and it numbed it for about 5 min then went back to normal.. i STILL think there has to be some kind of infection. I don't want to accept the vulvodynia diagnosis, as it got BETTER with antibiotics. Then I just went and irritated it again. I don't knwo where to go from here, she won't give me pain meds, wont give me antibiotics....and says because I had BTB she couldn't diagnose me. I have had this kind of irritation before when I used a bath soap, but it just went away....this time, it's been 3 weeks, and it's not going away...now that i had a physical exam, im in PAIN rather than slight discomfort.. im at a loss of what to do
Does it sound like Clitorodynia, or could i be right and it still could be an infection... I have anxiety and all this is extremely stressful.