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    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. peachikeene 128 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Yes. They’re called “chaperones” and are basically a third party witness to the exam.

    [–] Depo Provera messed up menstrual cycle peachikeene 2 points ago in Healthyhooha

    20 years of Depo is a long time my friend. I’ve read that it can up to 1.5-2 years to get back to normal after only a few years on it. I’d make an appt soon with a GYN for an evaluation, especially if it’s been awhile, and fill them in in what’s going on and ask whatever questions you have. They may be able to help you get your cycles back to normal, perhaps even through regular oral contraceptives if you’re up for it. Good luck!

    [–] How do I stop freaking out? peachikeene 5 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Take a test. But it’s probably because you missed the pills. If you miss two days, you can do the method you described (take two when you remember, and two the next day) but if you miss three you’re supposed to start a new pack, IIRC.

    Take a test. If it’s negative- sweet! Alls good. Keep going and set reminders on your phone for your pill or find a longer term method. I can offer more advice on that if you like, feel free to DM me. Good luck!

    [–] Symptoms of BV? peachikeene 1 points ago in Healthyhooha

    They’ll either use saline and/or potassium hydroxide to do the whiff test and the wet prep slide to view under the microscope, but honestly these techniques are slightly dated. Most just take a swab sample and send off to their lab and wait for the results.

    [–] Open skin not healing for like 2 months... peachikeene 1 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Hmm. I’d maybe try some Neosporin on the area.

    [–] Open skin not healing for like 2 months... peachikeene 7 points ago in Healthyhooha

    It doesn’t. He’s been banned. He can go his own way somewhere else.

    [–] Bad cramping a few months after IUD insertion? peachikeene 2 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Agree with most of this. It can definitely take 6-12 months for your body to completely get used to an IUD. Take 600-800mg of Motrin/Ibuprofen 2-3x a day, that will help more than, for example, opioids/narcotics would. Also make sure you stay hydrated! Water should make up the majority of what you drink per day.

    And I do want to mention for clarity- your uterus is both muscle and an organ. It’s a special type of muscle called smooth muscle.

    [–] Chronic back pain from BV and other questions? Also, looking for a recommendation for underwear. peachikeene 3 points ago in Healthyhooha

    1. I personally have not. Have your doctors checked you out for PID?
    2. Do you use baby wipes? If not, girl get you some. They’ll keep you cleaner. Also as an aside: make sure you’re wiping front to back. And I do wonder if the fact that you’re leaving some poo behind inadvertently is contributing to the BV due to the close proximity of bacteria transfer- but that’s just a guess.
    3. Eh, possibly.
    4. Not really, but absolutely stay hydrated. Water should make up the majority of your fluid intake each day.
    5. Cotton panties during the day, commando at night.
    6. Never rewear the same pants before washing. Don’t use soap on the actual inside of your vagina, but it’s ok to use some on your groin/crotch area.

    [–] Chronic UTIs peachikeene 2 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Sipping is fine, long as you get it down. I’m not sure what do tell you about it making you nauseous. Get a glass/bottle down, and if you feel nauseous, take a break and try some sprite and crackers perhaps. Give it an hour or two and try to get another full serving down. By the time you actually experience thirst, your body is already mildly dehydrated. Try to head that off and drink at regular intervals. You can find water intake calculators online as well as some recipes for infused waters if you need some flavor. Good luck!

    [–] Chronic UTIs peachikeene 1 points ago in Healthyhooha

    It’s possible that you’ll need to see your doctor for some long term antibiotics for UTI suppression. But I must ask- how much water have you drank in the last 4 days?

    [–] Chronic UTIs peachikeene 2 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Late to the party, but yes, you must find a way to drink actual water if you want the UTIs to stop. Your body absolutely needs it. Try flavor packets or lemons if you must, but find a way.

    [–] Cure for odor! peachikeene 1 points ago in Healthyhooha

    Vaginal pH is a delicate balance, and this may have some merit in that a weak acid like ACV may neutralize a too-alkaline pH. Same concept as using boric acid suppositories that are popular suggestions around here.

    Others- try at your own risk and know that it’s considered a home remedy. OP, please update us later, I’d like to hear if it’s improvement was consistent!

    [–] What is a song lyric that really hits you hard? peachikeene 1 points ago in AskReddit

    “I don’t wanna meet your friend And I don’t wanna start over again. I just want my life to be the same Just like it used to be. Some days I hate everything.” Came out when my parents were getting divorced. (everclear- wonderful)

    [–] When the teacher says you can bring one handwritten 3x5 notecard for the test. peachikeene 1 points ago in pics

    True story. Can’t help but notice you’re probably in nursing school- crosspost to r/nursing I bet they’d love it!

    [–] Ahsoka Tano cosplay by M Blackburn peachikeene 2 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago) in StarWars

    they I follow them on Instagram! @nonbinate. They helped me a lot on my Sabine Wren cosplay. Inspiration for sure!

    [–] Tearing during sex? Feel like I've tried everything. peachikeene 1 points ago in Healthyhooha

    So far it has. Took a day or two but haven’t had the problem since.

    [–] Tearing during sex? Feel like I've tried everything. peachikeene 2 points ago in Healthyhooha

    I’ve used triple antibiotic ointment on sore spots like that before and it helped!