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Corpus Christi, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

Hello, had tiny discomfort one day. since im a hypochondriac i took monistat. 5% itchy, had a bad 5 hours of my life with unbearable vaginal pain with little spotting a week later, no abnormal discharge, doesnt smell, no itching. what is this???

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
This is hard to...: Hard to guess. A hypochondriac has health anxiety and transforms many normal bodily sensations into symptoms to talk about. A likely majority of the symptoms arise from sensations that are normal and ignored in non-hypochondriacal people. Therein lies the enigma. The solution is to treat the health anxiety issues, after which the symptoms that remain shall more likely be due to illnesses.
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