Is the Monistat staying in there long enough?
January 3, 2010 7:59 AM Subscribe
Question about using Monistat for the first time - is the medicine staying in there long enough?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I called my GYN with a suspected infection of some sort - vaginal itching and a heavier than normal (but clear) discharge, but no unusual odor. I've never had an infection before. The nurse told me to use Monistat 7 for a week and if it didn't get better, call back for an appointment.
The kind I'm using is a cream that comes in an applicator. The problem is, even if I pee immediately beforehand, once I use it I have a strong urge to go again. Usually within half an hour I have to give in, and I see some of the cream in the toilet. Then I'll go again anywhere from 2-6 hours later (I usually put it in before bed) and more cream will be in the toilet. My question is, is enough of the medicine staying in there long enough to do its job properly?