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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Causes of heamorhoid?

Causes of heamorhoid?

Multiple: In women pregnancy , in men constipation strain, heavy lifting etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

What are the causes of chronic vaginal itching?

Different causes: Tbis can represent chronic infection with yeast, bacterial overgrowth. There are several chronic inflammatory conditions such as lichen planus, lichen sclerosis. The diagnosis may require a culture and or biopsy to determine approriate treatment. ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...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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What are some causes of vaginal itchiness?

What are some causes of vaginal itchiness?

Yeast, herpes, bact: Many things can cause that, including allergies to something, your gyn can do a culture and exam to see what is causing the problem. ...Read more

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What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

What are common causes of vaginal dryness?

Many...: There are many causes of vaginal dryness. Some of the more common causes are breast-feeding, menopause, allergy and cold medications, douching... Best wishes! ...Read more

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Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

Poor lubrication : After menopause or during breastfeeding the vagina senses the loss of estrogen. The vaginal tissue becomes thin and dry. Vaginal estrogen can easily fix this. Some women experience poor lubrication. Replens is a nice over the counter product which can help with dryness. Ky jelly or astroglide can help with lubrication during sexual activity. ...Read more

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Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Is frequent vaginal itching a sign of vulvar cancer?

Not likely: It is more likely due to yeast infection of bacterial vaginosis. Skin disorders that affect rest of the body can also affect the vulva and may cause itching, including allergy to materials in your clothing, e.g., detergents. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few .. there's a long list. So, if you have a itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What causes the vaginal odor?

What causes the vaginal odor?

Usually an infection: The most common cause of vaginal odor, other than during one's menstrual period, is an infection. See your doctor who can likely identify the cause and treat you properly. ...Read more

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What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?

Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...Read more

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Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

Is vaginal itching a sign of vaginal cancer?

No, not necessarily: But look out for any growth or thickening of the skin or muscosa. That can be a sign of cancer and itching can be a symptoms in some cases. ...Read more

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What causes vaginal itch?

What causes vaginal itch?

Usually yeast: Usually yeast but other things. See dermatologist or gynecologist to find out. ...Read more

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What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

What vaginal infection causes both vaginal and anal irritation/itch? Virgin

Vaginal infection: Bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, soaps, changing detergent, feminine deodorant, type of underwear, blood from menstruation, poor hygiene, excesive sweating etc . Many things can cause those symptomps. ...Read more

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What causes itching of the vestibule and vagina without discharge?

What causes itching of the vestibule and vagina without discharge?

Several things: Yeast, herpes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus, topical irritants, heat rash, allergic contact dermatitis are just a few of the potential causes. An obgyn could help you determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

Doctor can evaluate: When a teen girl or a woman gets repeated vaginal candida infections, she can be evaluated to see what might be the problem. Sometimes it is a ph (how much acidity is there) imbalance in the vagina, a decrease in "normal flora" (the healthy bacteria that live in the vagina), an immune system problem (inability to prevent yeast overgrowth), a diabetes/sugar problem, etc... ...Read more

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What causes iching of the vagina?

What causes iching of the vagina?

Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...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