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Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Time: Please give yourself a chance to heal before having sex. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Pain During Sex (Definition)

For both men and women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex -- for example, at the time of penetration, erection, or ejaculation -- or after sexual activity. Eventually, ongoing pain may cause a person to lose interest in any sexual activity. The medical term ...Read more


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Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Is hysterectomy a common treatment for dyspareunia lasting almost 2 years? Pain is deep and colonoscopy normal EGD normal CT normal

Sometimes: Dyspareunia is a complex and challenging problem. Hysterectomy will only be helpful in cases where the source of intercourse pain is the uterus. There are many causes of intercourse pain besides the uterus. A full and complete evaluation is needed to help determine an individualized plan of care. ...Read more

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I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. my left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. my left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?

Rest: If this Ultrasound was recent and they made sure you are not pregnant, rest from sexual activity, Naprosyn (naproxen) for pain should allow the cyst to calm down. Should more severe pain occur a recheck at the emergency room would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have dysperiunia especially during deep thrusts.Ultrasound normal.Doctor suggest laproscopy.Do I have some pathology.Suggest some treatment?

I have dysperiunia especially during deep thrusts.Ultrasound normal.Doctor suggest laproscopy.Do I have some pathology.Suggest some treatment?

dyspareunia: Dyspareunia can have many different causes. In your case deep thrusting causes pain. In some patients deep thrusting may lead to the tip of the penis hitting the cervix and many women find this uncomfortable. If you doctor sees no anatomic abnormality simply avoid positions in which deep painful thrusts is a problem. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Are there any herbal alternatives for narcolepsy treatment?

Some: Narcolepsy is an issue with a brain chemical that controls degree of wakefulness and control on timing of wakefulness. So herbs (caffeine and noncaffeine) products that work through a different system (often adenosine) can be helpful t keep awake during day. Also behavior for short napping helps. Food metabolism also affects, specifically gluten has been. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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