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A 38-year-old female asked:

Before i come on my cycle. my vagina itches really bad. ..what does that mean?

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Hormones :(: The hormone changes that occur right before menses can cause a change in the vaginal lining. It can also change the acidity of the vagina, causing itching and even a temporary growth of vaginal yeast and bacteria. Be sure you are not wearing tight-fitting clothing and don't use douches and other internal products, because they can make the problem worse. Next time this happens, see your doctor.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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