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Posted by: Minky | 2012/01/12

STI/UTI/latex allergy

im confused after 2 yrs of abstaining i have protected (condom) sex once, 3 days later i experience: frequents urine and burning and i suspect a UTI but most of the symptoms were on the outside i.e. itchy, numbness of the genitals, and burning at the vagina. We used lubricated condoms...
My questions are:
1. Are the latex free condoms just as safe as the latex one''s if i need to swop?
2. The GP said its a UTI and did a urine test and gave urizone 1 packet and the gynae cream and 3 bullets to insert, i did all this and i am fine now, no numbness/itchy nothing, had a odourless discharge also gone. Can i rest assured this was a UTI based on not having sex in 2 yrs or maybe related to the lubricated condom...or should i test for an STI? The partner has no strange symptoms.
Please help and also give more info on tests for STI''s can one blood test for many and can i ask my gynae in Feb to do this?

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Latex condoms are thought to be slightly less safe than non-latex ones.As your symptoms resolved after treatment for a UTI and vaginitis, it seems likely that this was the cause. There are many differnt STIs. Some can be diagnosed with blood tests, others with vaginal swabs.

Best wishes

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Our users say:
Posted by: minki | 2012/01/12

2 days before the intercourse i changed soap, i used a dettol soap whereas im used to milk baby soaps, i stopped using it once i noticed the symptoms, could that have very well caused a uti is it possible for soap alone or maybe the combination of then having the sex too...just want to be sure for future, sorry forgot to add this to above message.

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2012/01/12

Latex condoms are thought to be slightly less safe than non-latex ones.As your symptoms resolved after treatment for a UTI and vaginitis, it seems likely that this was the cause. There are many differnt STIs. Some can be diagnosed with blood tests, others with vaginal swabs.

Best wishes

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