Kelly (rainbowtastic) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Yeast Infection?

I've never had a yeast infection, and I could just be psyching myself out, but I'm sorta worried.

I just started using the cup last month. I cleaned it thoroughly and boiled it in the microwave between periods. I put it in a couple days early to catch my period when it comes so I don't have to stress about that plus final exams, and I've changed it every 10ish hours for the last two days. When I've changed it, I've found a light off-whiteish colored discharge in it with the slightest hint of pink(from the beginnings of blood, I'd assume). I'm not sure if this is normal or a yeast infection? I've never put it in before I started bleeding before, so this could maybe just be what my normal discharge looks like when its collected in a cup rather than a liner. This could also be why it looks like there is so much more of it. It doesn't have an abnormal odor, smells just like I normally do when I'm about to get my period, and I'm not itching in my lady-parts at all either.

I posted this at the iud_divas community as well, and was told that there is some sort of a test kit I can buy at a drug store? I was wondering if any of you have ever heard of it, tried it, and what the results with it were.

My main concern is that I'm supposed to get my IUD inserted this cycle, and I've barely started bleeding. I was just curious as to what some opinions would be... should I be worried, or is this sort of discharge normal for pre-period days? If you ladies could shed some light on the situation for me, it'd be great. I've never had a YI before, so I'm not sure what to expect... though what is in my cup looks nothing like the pictures that Google has of what the discharge looks like, and smells nothing like beer or bread, plus I'm not itching.

Tags: iud, yeast infections

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