Our expert says:
Yes, I saw this before, it is not as uncommon as one thinks. It is an inflammatory disease of mucous membranes, so you can get this in the vagina or the mouth. It can also cause white spots or streaks that look like candida (thrush) but you can't scratch it off like candida, and if you take a swab, nothing grows.
If your gyne found thrush when taking the papsmear, you may be one of those people that may need to take a longer course of antifungal medication, together with using probiotics 3 times a day - longterm. One also has to determine if you have an underlying condition that makes you more susceptible, like diabetes, anemia or low white blood cell count. If you are on a contraceptive pill, changing the brand of pill may make a difference. Thrush infection of your sexual partner should also be excluded with a swab.
Hope this helps!
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