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Ruling out other health problems. Can anxiety/stress cause itching and minor stinging sensations that last a couple of seconds in the vagina/anus?

Ruling out other health problems. Can anxiety/stress cause itching and minor stinging sensations that last a couple of seconds in the vagina/anus?

Unlikely.: Anxiety can cause very strange sensations in the body however, it is best to have your ob-gyne check you out. The sensations you describe are not common symptoms of anxiety and stress. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress cause genital itching?

Can stress cause genital itching?

Possible: It's possible but this is not common. Why would it only be in the genital region and not elsewhere. Sounds like you should let a doctor evaluate you before just sitting on this. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . ...Read more

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Does stress cause vagina discharge and itche? I experience this a lot but the discharge and itches comes on and off.

Does stress cause vagina discharge and itche? I experience this a lot but the discharge and itches comes on and off.

Infection: No, stress does not generally cause the vagina to itch. Infections (including yeast) can cause the vagina to itch, and "stress" via increased cortisol secretion could affect your immune system so that infections show up more. Please see your physician or a gynecologist about vaginal itching and discharge. ...Read more

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I can't sleep because my ear itches! could this be related to stress?

I can't sleep because my ear itches! could this be related to stress?

Unlikley: You can try some mineral oil in the ear before you sleep (assuming there is no hole in the ear drum). There is also a nice prescription medication for itchy ears called dermotic oil.. Your primary care could prescribe or your local ent. ...Read more

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Have a rash that keeps reappearing in different locations such as my fore arm, back, and neck, it itches and burns could this br from stress?

Have a rash that keeps reappearing in different locations such as my fore arm, back, and neck, it itches and burns could this br from stress?

Possible: Possibly but without an in office exam impossible to tell if it's from stress or something that stress is making worse. ...Read more

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My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What could it be? Is it stress?

My vagina itches a little bit inside but it comes and goes I had trichomoniasis last year but was treated for it. What
 could it be? Is it stress?

Recheck, re-treat: Trichomoniasis, a protozoan infection, is transmitted sexually. It can recur if both partners are not treated simultaneously. Stress is more likely the result of your discomfort, but not the cause. Visit your local Planned Parenthood center for evaluation, treatment and discussion of follow through with your partner. ...Read more

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I am patient of inxiety depression i was having itches i ate zysic cetirizine hci n now I am in stress , hipertension n in ilness what should I do ?

I am patient of inxiety depression  i was having  itches i ate zysic cetirizine hci n now I am in stress , hipertension n in ilness  what should I do ?

See a Dr-go to ER: Call the doctor or er as you could be having an allergic reaction. Why did you "eat" that medication? Was it your prescription? If not, and for others who might read this post; it can be dangerous and even potentially fatal to take any medication without a prescription from a provider who knows your particular history and has performed an appropriate examination. ...Read more

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Itchy dry patches on scalp. oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. itches until bleeding. no stress. Help?

Itchy dry patches on scalp. oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. itches until bleeding. no stress. Help?

More info: It is difficult to answer this without more information and examination. Your question is confusing - itchy dry patches on scalp but you don't think it is dry scalp problem.In general itchy scalp can be due to fungal infection, inflammation related disorders, skin diseases just to mention few. Please discuss it in detail with a physician. ...Read more

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Edema can cause itching?

Edema can cause itching?

If long standing: rather the venous congestion can lead to stasis dermatitis, which in turn can cause itching, but transient edema rarely does ...Read more

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Can codein cause itching?

Can codein cause itching?

Yes, commonly: Codeine and other narcotics (morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc.) commonly trigger itching. This class of drugs can cause direct histamine release from mast cells leading to itching and hives. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause itching?

Can caffeine cause itching?

Yes: I have heard of this happening to others. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause itching?

Does ovulation cause itching?

No: Ovulation is something that happens internally in the ovaries and as such will not cause itching outside in the genital area. ...Read more

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High bilirubin cause itching?

High bilirubin cause itching?

Yes: High bilirubin due to obstruction of biliary tract, i.E, high direct acting bilirubin does cause itching. The itching may be due to bile acids but that is semantics. ...Read more

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Can pantoprazole cause itching ?

Can pantoprazole cause itching ?

Any drug can: Almost any drug can cause itching if you have become allergic to it even though allergy to pantoprazole is quite uncommon. The only way to tell is to stop taking it and use another PPI in its place. ...Read more

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Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

It's possible: Angiokeratomas are a combination of dilated blood vessels and keratosis of the skin. The thicken skin can cause itching. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more