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A 38-year-old female asked:

Very red irritated painful some times burning vulvar area for 2 weeks. no discharge but a bit of a foul odor. painful to sit and feel swollen walking?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could be an STD: This could be an std. You should be examined. For info on stds, check out sexualhealth.Com, but online std testing isn't right for u at this time. Someone should examine your vulvar area & determine if a swab test, biopsy or other type of test is needed. Do u have a new partner? This could be genital herpes or another std. The only way to know is to get tested. Abstain for now, then use condoms.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
LIkely BV: You may be dealing with a bacterial vaginosis (bv), std, or even a yeast infection can present this way. The only way to know is to see your doctor for a complete vaginal exam, testing, and treatment. I hope you are better soon!
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Last updated Jul 6, 2013

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