I have been married for 20 years. I have been faithful and Husband has too, as far as I am aware.
About 10-12 days ago, I noticed that I was having some watery-like discharge with some minor swelling inside my vagina. I assumed it wasn’t anything to worry about bc I had just gotten off my period about 5 days prior to that, and sometimes I can get a little swollen down there during my period, so I thought it was just swollen from that. After having the watery discharge for about 3 days, I started to feel an aching feeling deep inside my vagina/rectum area. Esp while sitting. My lower stomach (right side) also started cramping (like Menstrual cramps) but i knew that wasn’t it, bc i had just gotten off my period a week prior. As the day progressed, the pain got worse and more symptoms started. It felt as if my bladder was sensitive and full as well as having an internal Hemorrhoid. I took a hot bath hoping to relieve the pain and that didnt help at all. By this time i was in so much pain (starting with my right lower stomach/bladder area, down the right side of my pelvis, inside my vagina towards the right side, and up inside my lower back or rectum) when I got out of the bath i looked at my vagina and inside was very inflamed and swollen and as i was putting on clothes to head to the ER, I noticed a lump in my right lower stomach/groin area. I was thinking it could be hernia, cysts or appendix rupture, bladder or cervix prolapse so i headed to the ER.
While there, they took urine sample, drew blood, pelvic exam and ct scan with dye contrast. They have me a shot of toradol for the pain and that helped a lot, they also gave me some medicine in my IV. As i waited for the results, the ER dr came in and said that my tests look normal, ct scan was normal and they gave me 4 pink pills to take and a prescription of metronidazole 500mg (21 tabs every 8 hours for 7 days) and told me to make an obgyn appointment. They said they would call in a few days if the pelvic exam test came back not normal. I asked them what they were treating me for and they said for STDS. But that shocked me bc i wasnt even thinking of that.
When they sent me home, i looked at the medicine they had given me while in the Hospital. They gave me: Zithromax and Rocephin (This was on a late Monday night into Tuesday morning). I slept on and off on Tuesday and I didn’t get the Metronidazole filled until Wednesday. I took my first dose on Wednesday and by Thursday my vaginal discharge had changed from the light watery type to thick and white. I don’t have a great sense of smell, but I never once had a bad foul/fishy odor. I waited until Friday to see if the ER would call my back but they never did, so I called them around noon and asked them what the results were. They said that everything looked normal and they said that the stds they did check for (Gonorrhea/Syphilis/Trich) were negative. I have called the health dept as well as my reg obgyn to schedule an appointment but I can’t be seen until mid April.
Also while taking the Metrodinazole, i have experienced some really bad side effects. Its extended release tablets and on the second dose I noticed that my throat, tounge, roof of mouth felt raw and swollen. I could barely swallow the pill. I also am having horrible flushing/hotness of the face and chest, headache, my insides of my body feel like they are on fire and trembling. Im having heartburn and mild chest pain. I keep dropping things when I am holding them and my lips sometimes twitch. I just don’t feel right. Like something is wrong. And these feelings come and go throughout the day/night. When they start it begins within 30 minutes of taking it and the hot feeling in my face,ears,chest start first. Then the symptoms progress and this lasts for about 2.5 hours. I think I am allergic to this Metronidazole. I also believe I have thrush in my mouth from it.There are white patches that feel like blisters on my gums, roof, and tounge. My eyes (bottom eyelids) are burning badly and when I pulled them down to look, its really white around the inner corners of my eyes and around my tear ducts. My face, across my cheeks and nose is red and my chest is red. I think all of these are due to the metronidazole. As far as my prior vaginal symptoms they have began to subside.
My right groin lymph node swelling has went down a good bit. Its still there but not near as noticeable. My pain comes and goes in my lower stomach, my deep vaginal/rectal pain is almost gone, i get a few sharp pains throughout the day. My Bladder still feels full most of the time and sensitive. It never burned when i peed nor was my urethra ever swollen,burning or itchy. I haven’t had any itching period. But im curious as to what is going on with me. Since the trich was negative, i thought about stopping the metronidazole. But the ER said to take it bc it helps with bacterial infections.
Could I have BV? Ive never had it before. And its just weird that these symptoms came on so suddenly. I talked with my husband and asked of he cheated (which made him mad that i even thought he would), he says he has never and will never cheat. I just want to feel better. The original symptoms are getting better, but the reactions from this medication is horrible and I can’t bare to even take another one. Ive only taken 3.
I also am curious why the ER didnt test for chlamydia? I feel bad for even thinking my husband cheated. Could this be BV? Or does it sound more like STD? Thank you.
Also, im going to try and find someone else that can test me for STDs and pelvic exam sooner than April