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A 24-year-old female asked:

why would i have a constant infection in my female organs when not having sex? what treatment can i do if antibiotic fail? thick pasty discharge.

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Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not STD's: If you are having symptoms for infection and are not sexually active then you may have one of the infections that is not transmitted thru sex. Examples would include Yeast or Gardnerella infection.

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