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what do i do if I have vaginal itching, vaginal tenderness and genital sores

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal infection: Either bacteria or yeast (fungus) can infect the vagina, and produce all the symptoms described. The best course is to consult your gyn provider and ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
More likely: a fungal (yeast) infection. Exam to be sure and treatment with anti-fungal medications can be then started.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Testing: Burning with urination can be a sign of a bladder/ urinary tract infection. The vaginal symptoms could be a sign of vaginal infection or an STD. You w ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe OK, but...: If you've had yeast and symptoms are the same now, self Rx w/ Monistat probably is OK. Otherwise, see a doctor for professional care. If you just can' ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs testing: The most likely cause of this group of symptoms would be a vaginal yeast infection. Over-the-counter yeast medications are available and should fix t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Advice: close your computer. Call your GYN or proceed to your local physician, GYN or UC clinic. Cannot be diagnosed without an examination.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast: A yeast infection is the most common cause of your symptoms; however, there are potentially other causes also. You may try an otc yeast treatment fir ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginal symptoms: Have you been douching? Even without sexual contact, vaginal symptoms can occur. You need to followup with your doctor for exam and treatment.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take photos to MD: Take the photos of the genital sores and see a physical GYN MD and not a virtual one as in this forum. The MD can then evaluate the area visually as w ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes: This could be genital herpes, assuming you are sexually active. The other main possiblity is a severe yeast infection. See a doctor ASAP: if herpes, ... Read More

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