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A 24-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:

Every month for several days usually around when ovulation predictor tests positive my vagina gets very dry and itchy, what is causing this?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not sure: My only guess is that the itchiness and dryness is somehow related to a brief abrupt drop in estrogen that occurs mid-cycle that might lead to these symptoms, especially if you are prone to yeast infections. One way to preempt these symptoms would be to self treat with some over the counter yeast cream leading up to when you ovulate to see what happens!
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Progesterone : Progesterone changes the vaginal cells among other things. Yeast living in your vagina may be particularly sensitive to the change in hormonal milieu, and cause the mild recurtebt inflammatory symptoms.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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