I seem to be having quite a few problems in this area recently - just wondered if anyone else has been through this and come out the other side. Have been prescribed oestrogen pessaries for vaginal problems following the menopause; basically have been feeling very sore. Had an internal examination last week by my GP which was very uncomfortable. She said I was quite red & sore-looking down there, probably due to lack of oestrogen (I'm roughly 3 yrs post menopause). She also took a swab which was sent off to the lab. Went back for a follow up yesterday and was told the swab she took showed a yeast infection. She also made me do a urine sample as I said i'd had some pelvic pain. When she dip tested this, she said it showed signs of infection too! So I am on antibiotics for this and have a one-off tablet to take for the yeast infection! The only good thing to come out of all this was that she said I looked a lot less "red and sore" down below so she thinks the pessaries are beginning to work. Just feeling very fed up. I seem to keep having these wretched UTIs recently - I really hope the pessaries can improve things.