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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing vaginal dryness, itching, burning, and abnormal vaginal discharge (itchy, cheesy discharge). my vulva is very tender and red from the irritation. it seems like another yeast infection, which i get very regularly. why would that be?

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Dr. Gerald Klein
Radiology 51 years experience
See a gynecologist: sounds like vaginitis, possibly candida or less likely bacterial. He can do a culture and recommend appropriate treatment
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
You should see a Gynecologist Doctor to be sure of your diagnosis and receive treatment for your problem.
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