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What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an std or a yeast infection

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: There are a number of conditions other than yeast infections and std's that can cause vaginal itching including allergic reactions to soaps, perfumes, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergies: often times some women will have an allergy or a skin sensitivity to new underwear or pads that have an irritant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Have MD recheck: Have your MD reexamine the area to be certain that the infection is gone as the persistent itching may be a sign that it has not 'left the premises".
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It could be the: beginning of a yeast infection or a just dry skin, try a gentle lubricant, and avoid douches which can dry out more
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One possibility: Bacterial vaginosis is one possibility. Please get this checked by your gynecologist or your family doctor.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urethritis: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, ureaplasma, e. Coli can all be causes. See a urologist.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Factors that disrupt the natural balance of microorganisms that live in the vagina predispose you to this. Examples include: antibiotic use; douches/f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few ideas: How do you know it's not a yeast infection? Sometimes the microscopic exams doctors do, have a false negative result (about 30% of the time). Did you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Some amount of yeast as well as bacteria is normal in the vaginal area. As they both wax and wane, the yeast may get heavier and cause symptoms. See ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Since you are uncertain, recommend medical evaluation.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe changes in pH: Maybe some changes in the ph (acidity) inside the vagina allowed candida yeast to over-grow and cause itching, discharge, etc...
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No odor with v D/C: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, va ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergic reaction: Inflammation is typically due to some type of reaction, whether it be to an environmental allergen or an infection, or even the body's own immune syst ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis chancroid etc get it evaluated now it may only be yeast.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main sympto ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Cervical cancer may have no discharge bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas and gonorrhea can cause vaginal malodorous discharge.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rosemary Olivero
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeas ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: An itchy anus is rarely cause by yeast infection. It's usually caused by overwashing, resulting in dry, chapped skin and mucous membranes, or by over ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Singh
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Causes depend on age, medical conditions, weight, diabetic status, orientation of the uterus etc etc. Tell me these things about yourself and then i w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many causes: Vaginal or pelvic infection can cause discharge. There are normal vaginal secretions that vary in amount from woman to woman and day to day. Bladder l ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have been: engaging in oral sex, that 's possible.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cannot answer: Cannot answer with out an exam. Usually a fissure would not cause an infection. A fistula is different and can cause infections.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margot Watson
53 years experience Gynecology
Yes: There is yeast in the vagina frequently which isn't causing any symptoms. Vaginal yeast infections only need to be treated if it is causing uncomforta ... Read More

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