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Self diagnosis of genital warts with vinegar

By July 6, 2012 - 2:13am
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I got thrush really bad after a sexual encounter which involved me drinking lots of beer and unfortunately I was in no state to demand a condom I barely remember anything! I am so ashamed.
I have treated myself for thrush but still feel little twitchy itchy sensations in and around my vagina. I googled everything and saw how I could use vinegar to show if I had genital warts and it showed milky white lesions all around the entrance to my vagina. I am so scared. Could my self diagnosis be wrong? I have an appointment on Wednesday for a pap smear and STD/I screen. I am hating myself and am finding it hard to keep the tears at bay. Im so alone I cant tell my family.

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I had my STD screening with a swab and results came back negative for Chlamydia and Ghonorea :) I had a pap smear on Monday and the health nurse said there is no evidence of wart tissue and I have a very healthy 'undercarriage' :)
I have been having counselling for my unhealthy thinking patterns and have an appointment with my GP tomorrow to talk about going back on my antidepressants and oral contraceptives.
My partner (long distance) has been so supportive through all this :) I am flying across the country to see him at the end of this month. I really cannot wait now. I have been so stressed out with all that Ive gone through this past month. It really pays to be open and honest. I can talk to him about anything. He is just sorry he is not with me now to give me a hug when I need it.
Thank you for being here when I needed to talk to someone.

July 17, 2012 - 9:26pm

And it's at a community health centre. I hope they have doctors there. I hope they have someone that will be able to diagnose me. Or hopefully tell me it's something a whole less sinister.

July 9, 2012 - 6:42am

I have an appointment on Wednesday.

July 9, 2012 - 6:40am


Have you seen a doctor? 

July 9, 2012 - 6:30am

Thank you I will not self medicate any more until I see the Womens Health Centre. Its just that everyones experience of genital warts on the internet and various support sites have really scared me and so many people have said that the medicines like burning, freezing, topical creams and cutting dont work, cause a lot of pain, cost a lot of money and the warts grow back quite quickly (with cutting out). This is why I tried self medicating because of the positive responses to Apple Cider Vinegar all over the net. I know I will get through this. It is just the mourning Im going through in advance. I havent told my partner (long distance) about my accident so I am having a lot of denial and hatred for myself. And I feel like I found my soul mate and now Ive ruined it and I will never find anyone that will love me again or ever be able to have sex (and oral sex) ever again! Whats the point of living if I cannot have a normal love life? I want to get married and have babies and now I feel I have ruined everything. If it doesnt sound like warts what else could it be? I had warts on my hands as a teenager (unrelated obviously) and my doctor put me on Cimetidine (Tagamet) tablets and that supressed the wart virus. Could this work for genital warts? I have read online peoples success from this.

July 6, 2012 - 11:00pm

You should not hate yourself. There is PROPER treatment for genital warts IF you do have it. I hate to be tough on you but you need to wait until you see your doctor for a diagnosis-- you did not go to med school for years and vinegar says absolutely nothing. Do not self medicate unless you are ready to take on a self-induced infection. 

Be patient and wait for your doctors appointment. If you really have so much anxiety that it can't wait, go to an urgent care center. 


July 6, 2012 - 7:41am

I already hate myself. I wish I could turn back time. I wish I had friends that would look out for me. I know I have to take responsibility for my own actions. I just hope I'm wrong. The Internet is really bad for this. Thank u for your quick reply. I still hate myself.

July 6, 2012 - 6:23am

Dear WorryWart,

I'm sorry to hear about your experience-- no matter what, if you are in a vulnerable position with someone that you aren't in a relationship with it is always important to remember that condom-- it saves lives! If you feel like you are easily drunk or can get out of hand then you should reconsider how much you actually drink. As far as self-diagnosing, don't go through this. It's more emotionally painful than it is accurate. Just go to your doctors appointment and let him do the diagnosing and correct testing. 

Wishing you the best,


July 6, 2012 - 6:10am
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