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I have vaginal burning when its close to time for my period what does that mean?

I have vaginal burning when its close to time for my period what does that mean?

How bad?: Every cycle? How bad is burning? Always the same distribution?
Recurrent herpes flares can occur at this time as its a hormonally stressful and that can bring out a flare. Bc pills would help. If more of an ache then could be vulvar swelling, if have some deeper pain as well then endometriosis could be involved. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I woke up this morn with slight vaginal burning. I am on my period could my pads be causing this?

I woke up this morn with slight vaginal burning. I am on my period could my pads be causing this?

Yes,: Sometimes women can develop a sensitivity or mild allergy to the protective garments they use. You can try to wait it out and see if it gets better; or try looking for a fragrance and dye-free product. They do make some organic, hypo-allergenic pads/liners for woment with sensitivities. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling in my vaginal area. It akways happens whenever im around my period or when im on it. What is it and is there any medications?

I have a burning feeling in my vaginal area. It akways happens whenever im around my period or when im on it. What is it and is there any medications?

See your doctor: It is hard to tell exactly what you are describing on the internet, but often yeast infections can get worse just before your menses, and can cause burning, both in the vagina and the external genital area. You can try an over the counter antifungal, like gynelotromin (or using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to the external area once a week) to see it helps. The best step is to have your gyn/dr. Check you! ...Read more

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I've been having vaginal burning every month right after my period. Could my periods be causing the burning?

I've been having vaginal burning every month right after my period. Could my periods be causing the burning?

Maybe: It may be the pH changes that the period is exacerbating. If you use scented or deodorant soaps or sanitary products, please stop now. They can increase or cause the pH change and the burning. A GYN MD exam can get to the root cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching and burning in the vaginal area and my period came out black what's wrong with me?

I have been experiencing itching and burning in the vaginal area and my period came out black what's wrong with me?

Needs exam: Vaginal itching requires an exam for testing. Yeast infections, trichomoniasis and herpes are the most common causes. Black color blood just means it is older blood and is not usually a cause for concern. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have vaginal irritation and burning a few days before my period for the past two months?

See a Provider: This can be caused by a yeast infection which is more common before your cycle or may be due to a hormone imbalance. See your provider to check this out. ...Read more

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On my period & I have vaginal burning, I thought it was a UTI at 1st, started taking cranberry pills & still burning. Will it stop when my period ends?

On my period & I have vaginal burning, I thought it was a UTI at 1st, started taking cranberry pills & still burning. Will it stop when my period ends?

Yeast infection?: The most common cause of vaginal burning is yeast infection, i.e. candida vulvovaginitis, not UTI. If open sores, could be herpes. See a doctor. If no sores, maybe try an over-the-counter yeast cream like miconazole (or any product with active ingredient ending in "azole") -- but definitely see doc if symptoms don't clear within 2-3 days. And by the way, cranberry is not effective against UTI. ...Read more

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I experience vaginal burning right before my period and also during my period, however after drinking about 3-4 glasses of water, I feel a lot better?

I experience vaginal burning right before my period and also during my period, however after drinking about 3-4 glasses of water, I feel a lot better?

Heal thyself: A dry vaginal area can certainly cause burning, and proof positive by your increased hydration that relieves your symptoms. Be sure to stay hydrated always, . the importance of a few good glasses of water throughout the day is often underlooked. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have black stuff coming out the vaginal area and I haven't had my period in a month?

What does it mean if I have black stuff coming out the vaginal area and I haven't had my period in a month?

Black = dark red?: Dark colored blood means old blood and you are likely shedding old endometrial lining mixed with old blood. ...Read more

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Vaginal mucous not my period odorless what does this mean?

Vaginal mucous not my period odorless what does this mean?

Normal: The cervix (opening to the womb or uterus) produces mucus during various stages of a normal menstrual cycle in response to hormone changes. This is normal. If a person has a lot of mucus it usually means you have high estrogen levels. This is typically considered a good thing. Many women can determine their fertility status based on the way their cervical mucus looks. ...Read more

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I have my period and there have been some vaginal mucus in it since I came on. What does this mean?

I have my period and there have been some vaginal mucus in it since I came on. What does this mean?

Probably normal: Mucous is part of normal menses. You might have an infection. If you have other symptoms such as itching or odor see your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

Needs evaluation: May be hormonal but may be metabolic. Possible causes include hypothalamic dysfunction, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, early menopausal changes etc. All of these need evaluation. If you are a heavy aerobic exerciser, you should stop. The exercise causes a compensatory decrease in thyroid function - cold and decreased estrogen production - hot. Muscle training better (slo burn method only). ...Read more

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Is it normal or okay to get a vaginal cyst when my period is a couple of days away. I've been experiencing this 3-4 times now and all those times that?

Is it normal or okay to get a vaginal cyst when my period is a couple of days away. I've been experiencing this 3-4 times now and all those times that?

Clarification needed: A true vaginal cyst is not common and normally unrelated to your cycle. You need to clarify exactly what you are seeing. ...Read more

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Insted of my period I have clear vaginal discharge im a day late what dose this mean?

Insted of my period I have clear vaginal discharge im a day late what dose this mean?

More information: If you're a day late, you may need to wait a little longer to determine the cause. Take a home pregnancy test if you could be pregnant. Clear discharge is normal discharge, so likely no worries in that manner. Otherwise, could just be hormonal fluctuation that's causing the change. Hang in there! ...Read more

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What does a white vaginal discharge means? It's 14 days past my first day of my period.

What does a white vaginal discharge means? It's 14 days past my first day of my period.

Possibilities: There are a number of causes of vaginal discharge. They can be due to natural bacterial overgrowth, or an infection of other organisms. The classic white discharge is due to yeast. A doctor can generally identify the cause of the discharge with some simple tests during a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late for my period and I have a lot of clear vaginal discharge. What does this mean?

I am 4 days late for my period and I have a lot of clear vaginal discharge. What does this mean?

4 days late: If you are sexually active you need a pregnancy test, if not sexually active (be honest with yourself) it's probably a late or missed ovulation. If not sexually active +/- pregnant you can wait up to month to see when the next period comes. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I'm suppose to get my period today instead I'm having a lot of vaginal discharge what does this mean?

I'm suppose to get my period today instead I'm having a lot of vaginal discharge what does this mean?

Hard to say: It sounds like the best thing to do is run a home urine pregnancy test to be sure there isn't a pregnancy. They are very accurate and turn positive about 10-14 days after conception. ...Read more

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