Ask an expert

03 Feb 2004

Very worried and depressed
Hi anybody,
I really don't know where else to turn to.I am 10 weeks pregnant and i have recently developed a vaginal infection.I don't know what type but i know its serious.My vagina started by itching but it is now so bad it fells like its burning.I have a white discharge with a very bad smell.All this just came all of a sudden.To make matters worse, my boyfriend came up to me a few days ago and asked me if i had been sleeping around.He said he believed i was because he developed a rash and now he has a pimple-like sore on his penis and he knows he hasn't been with anyone else apart from me.This is when i started noticing all these symptoms on me.I feel so dirty and i can't even look my man in his eyes.I know he is very worried and dissapointed and hurt.He doesn't really believe that i didn't sleep around.Yesterday we made love for the first time since this happened and we used a condom.It felt so different.I know we both didn't enjoy ourselves the way we normally do.He also told me that he is still with me only because he loves and respects me.Otherwise he can't understand whats going on.I have a doctors appointment in 2 days time where i wil also have a pap smear to check whats wrong.I hope my baby is still alright.I feel like if there is any risk or harm done then i will probably abort.I am so alone and confused.
Answer 328 views

01 Jan 0001

This sounds like thrush which is not an STD and is more common during pregnancy. Wait for your doctor to check this, but the treatment is quite simple and it will not affect the pregnancy. There is not need to feel confused. Thrush is an infection that occurs because of changes in the acidity of the vagina which is related to hormone levels.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.