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What could be the cause of vaginal itching after hysterectomy?

What could be the cause of vaginal itching after hysterectomy?

Many possibilities: You can get vaginal itching for the same reasons as before your hysterectomy! for example, vaginitis (yeast or candida is very common), an allergic reaction to something you had contact with (like a cosmetic, soap, clothing dye, douche, etc), an infection with herpes, and other skin conditions. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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What is the cause of vaginal itching with no other symptoms?

What is the cause of vaginal itching with no other symptoms?

Vaginal itch: It could be something as simple as a new soap, detergent or fabric softener or feminine hygiene product. If no discharge - i would see if there is any new products you are using - anything that may have come in contact down there could cause itching. If its external - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream might help - if internal - a simple vinegar and water douche might help. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of vaginal itching with no smell and no discharge?

What could be the cause of vaginal itching with no smell and no discharge?

Several things: Yeast infections are the most common cause of vaginal itching. Yeast medications are available over the counter. Trichomoniasis and herpes are two stds which can cause itching and pain in the vagina. Schedule a visit to help narrow down the problem if you do not improve with over the counter yeast cream ...Read more

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What could be the cause of vaginal itching and irritation but doesn't have discharge ?

What could be the cause of vaginal itching and irritation but doesn't have discharge ?

Yeast infection: Vaginal itch and irritation is usually 'yeast infection' . An std such as trichomonas is also possible so an exam is recommended. If a woman is post-menopause then symptoms may be related to low estrogen causing irritation with no discharge (atrophic vaginits). ...Read more

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What could be the cause of vaginal itching on and around my vagina?

What could be the cause of vaginal itching on and around my vagina?

Vaginal itching: Evaluate to determine cause. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions; stress. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent vaginal itching. I'm 62 and have had a complete hysterectomy years ago . I do not take hormones.

What causes intermittent vaginal itching. I'm 62 and have had a complete hysterectomy years ago . I do not take hormones.

Postmenopausal: For most women, their ovaries begin to decrease their function around age 35. This results in decreasing production of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. The lack of adequate estradiol allows a condition called atrophic vaginitis to develop. The symptoms include vaginal itching, dryness, & painful intercourse. ...Read more

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What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

Varies: There are a number of conditions other than yeast infections and std's that can cause vaginal itching including allergic reactions to soaps, perfumes, and laundry detergents as well as medical conditions such as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, padget's disease of the vulva, dysplasia, and cancer. If you have persistent symptoms, it may require a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vaginal itching and change in discharge towards menstrual periods and painful sex?

What is the cause of vaginal itching and change in discharge towards menstrual periods and painful sex?

Several causes: Bacterial vaginosis and yeast are the two most common vaginal infections. Both can look yellow. Sexually transmitted diseases like trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhea are also possibilities. Itching, painful interourse and discharge are not normal and need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes outer vaginal itch?

What causes outer vaginal itch?

Many things can: Please see your gyn, could be yeast allergic reaction, herpes, vulvar dystrophies, u need a n exam and cultures, sometimes u may need a vulvar biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itching?

What causes vaginal itching?

Yeast?: There are many things that can cause vaginal itching. The most common cause is a yeast infection. Other causes are a trichomonas infection and a host of skin conditions such as eczema, vulvar dystrophies, etc. Your Ob/Gyn is trained to distinguish between these problems and give you the correct diagnosis. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could soap cause vaginal itching?

Not likely.: It is best NOT to put soap in the vagina. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause vaginal itching?

Does ovulation cause vaginal itching?

Not usually: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Can external hemorroids cause vaginal itching?

Rarely: If the hemorrhoids are secreting fluid and/or it is hard to maintain proper hygiene then yes, hemorrhoids could contribute to irritation and itch to the groin area. ...Read more

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Can using a panty liner cause vaginal itching?

Can using a panty liner cause vaginal itching?

Yes: It is possible that a panty liner or a pad can cause vaginal itching. For some women the chemicals or materials in pads cause an irritation or allergic reaction. For other women the pad holds moisture up against the skin and that causes itching or irritation. ...Read more

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Will taking penicillin for 2 weeks cause vaginal itching?

Will taking penicillin for 2 weeks cause vaginal itching?

Quite common: Unfortuntately many people suffer yeast infection during/after treatment wiht an antibitotic. Antibiotics can be quite useful to treat bacterial infections, but they kill off the bad as well as the good bugs. Vaginally, the lactobacili are good guys, but often get destroyed while the woman is taking antibiotic, thus can result in yeast infection. Otc i.e. Monistat may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What might cause vaginal itching w/ no odor or discharge?

What might cause vaginal itching w/ no odor or discharge?

Could be from: Excessive mucous production from the cervix or from a problem in the endometrium of the uterus or excessive prodcution from the vaginal glands , so see your gyn for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a common cause of severe vaginal itching / burning?

What is a common cause of severe vaginal itching / burning?

Yeast = one cause: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

Vaginal Itching (Definition)

= unpleasant sensation that creates the urge to scratch skin/ ...Read more