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03 Mar 2004

Thrush Problem?
Dear Doc, Need your help badly here!
the last couple times my girlfriend and I had sex she's got thrush after, or at least something with similar symptoms. little swelling, red and itchy and says she's sore.
It hasn't just happened,like from water or soap, it's only been after intercourse.
could it be me giving her an infection? and if so what? what has similar symptoms to thrush? could it be that the condoms used are doing it? we do it both with and without a condom, she's got the loop but for extra protection I use a condom at the end. this is has been happening for bout 2 months now, we're not that active, so we've only had sex bout 4 times in that time and everytime it's happened. I'm very worried. please help doc, I need medical advice here not -|- y comments from other people who have nothing better to do.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It could be an allergy to the condoms. Thrush usually presents with a thick white itchy discharge. If she only has the symptoms after sex and they disappear within a few hours, it is more likely to be related to the condoms or even just the sexual act. A little swelling and redness are a normal result of the friction of sex, though there should not be itching.

Best wishes
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