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I don't know that I'm pregnant yet (I have to wait another week to find out!), but I'm trying to act as if I am until I know. I'm worried that I have a yeast infection, and I don't want to take any medication if I don't need to. I have gotten this same type of itchiness every now and then (thought it's probably been two years since this last happened), and I've never taken any medication. I just eat yogurt a lot, and it eventually goes away on its own (within a week or so). Is this okay to do, or is there a benefit to using medication and getting rid of it more quickly? I'm also not even positive this is a yeast infection. I have the itchiness and slight burning feeling, but I don't have any strange vaginal discharge. This all started this time when I went on a trip this weekend and was wearing some tight jeans that I felt were chafing my "area" too much when I was sitting in the car.
 

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Thanks for the advice! I also noticed that you said you got one before you found out you're pregnant, so now I'm (of course) starting to hope that this could be a sign that I'm pregnant. Does anyone know if yeast infections are more likely during early pregnancy (VERY early pregnancy, since I'm just over a week past ovulation)?
 

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Hello! I hope that the news you find out will be good news and you will have a little one on the way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I a expecting my little bundle in 3 weeks and today as my midwife checked my cervix, found out that I have a yeast infection! Phooey! I have actually never had one, and have no symptoms, but alas it is there.<br>
I got Tee Tree suppositories which I have been told are VERy effective and very safe. You can also do garlic suppository. String a clove of garlic with dental floss, insert and change every 12 hours for 10 days.<br>
ANd yes, I was told that pregnancy can bring on infections, just be sure to drink lots of water and stay away from the sugar! Plain yogurt is the way, as others are loaded with sugar!<br>
Good luck and many blessings to you!<br>
-Mommaboogie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thanks so much for the advice! It's great to have some natural options. I've never wanted to use the monistat kinds of treatment. This one has been sticking around a lot longer than any that I've ever had before (I usually eat a couple yogurts and it's gone in a few days) I can't believe I'm excited to have a yeast infection! I keep thinking it's a sign I'm pregnant-- I hope so!! I still have to wait to find out, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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