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I have had a head cold for 2 weeks,this friday i start getting new symptoms mainly itchy vagina, i go to doc they rule out infection. what else could be causing my new symptoms of itchiness, clear discharge, urge to pee ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

The main infection causing vaginal itching is yeast, sometimes hard to diagnose. Some cold viruses can infect genitals by oral sex; in men, adenovirus can cause simultaneous cold or conjunctivitis (pink eye) and urethral infection. No studies in women but logically it could happen, especially if your cold is from a sex partner. If so, it wil clear up on its own. Or try an OTC yeast treatment.

Answered Nov 25, 2019

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Dr. John Berryman answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

If your physician exam did not include a culture, and symptoms such as described are continuing, call the physician's office for a new exam. Most yeast (fungal) infections may be difficult to detect at first.

Answered Mar 13, 2020

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