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Intermittent Vaginal Itching
I have symptoms of intermittent vaginal itching/burning. I saw a gyn and all cultures were neg. At appt. I was not as bad but it is back. What should I do?
See a derm: Since you saw your gyn and cultures were all negative, I would advise you see a dermatologist next. Even though it is vulvar skin, it is still skin. If a biopsy is needed, he/she can perform that as well. You need some type of topical treatment to alleviate the itch, as well as the underlying problem. ...Read more
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
No itching at night....intermittent vaginal itching and tickling anus during the day...pinworms or some other infection?
Possible: Look with a flash light at night or see your doctor for an exam and a stool specimen. All the best. ...Read more
Although I am taking anti fungal tablets my vaginal itching is not totally alright. In the course of 1o days its been 5 days and it still itches me.
Which tablets?: Pills for fungus---terbinafine-----are not effective for yeast. Usual yeast pill, fluconazole, is a single dose, sometimes repeated in a week. Yeast is certainly not the only cause of vaginal itch. Fungus is usually not that itchy. So see a GYN or dermatologist. You need to provide precise information about symptoms and about all pills or treatments. ...Read more
For the past 2 days I've had really bad vaginal itching. I was told to use monistat 7 but it burns/itches 10 times worse when I put it on. Help me.
Experienced vaginal itching for week&a half (pre menstruation) now my bottom itches&i think I have small cuts. Could dehydration be a cause?
How to get rid of vaginal itching, itches to the point I have little scraps, then when I urinate it burn the cuts, I tried vaginal cream, &Benadryl cream?
Vaginal itch: The female genitals is composed of the inside mucous membrane, the vagina, and the outside skin, the vulva, and both can be affected by disease and have symptoms, like itching or pain or leakage. The vagina accepts a penis, or atongue, or a finger, during sex, and these can introduce an infection, which can itch. The outside skin can itch from soaps, and lotions. You may need a doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection, which is not dangerous. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could be a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Part of this could: Be due to inadequate lubrication during sex - leading to friction against vaginal tissues. You could have a yeast infection. 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
Possibly yeast. ..: Could be a yeast infection but an itchy vagina can be caused by lots of conditions, such as skin problems, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormones levels, to mention only a few. There's a long list. So it's best to see your doctor to find out the cause and best treatment for you ...Read more
Yeast infection: Vaginal itching/burning and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. Treatment = over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole). If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if there is pain, then the patient should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
See a GYN: The otc medications that you have used have maybe not been effective. See a gyn for a "wet smear" to definitively diagnose what kind of infection is present, and then a specific medication treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
I have the paragurd IUD and I was just wondering if it can cause vaginal itching? I have no other symptoms.
No: The Paraguard does not cause itching. You should get checked to see if there is an infection. ...Read more
I am having extreme vaginal itching for the pat few days. It started happening right after I douched. What can I do to stop the itching?
Yeast: The most likely cause of itching is a vaginal yeast infection. Consider using an over the counter cream like monistat. IF that doesn't relieve your symptoms then you may consider going to the doctor to see what is causing the itching. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I have intense vaginal itching and light-green discharge with no odor. At first it was clear with white clumps with itching. What is it?
Discharge: Your interests are best served by being examined and cultures obtained. ...Read more
I have had really bad vaginal itching for 2 weeks and it's getting worse. It started to bleed today and it's painful! What could it be from?
I've had off and on vaginal itching for the last six months, I don't have any usual discharge I've been unable to get a dr appointment...What to do?
Yeast infection.: Try otc monistat. If that doesn't relieve your symptoms see your gyn. ...Read more
See gynecologist: To determine the cause ; an appropriate treatment plan. 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
Depends: Itching can be caused by many different things such as bacteria, yeast, virus, parasites, allergies, skin disorders. The best option is to keep the tissue clean with water or mild soaps and dry. Recommend having an evaluation with a doctor or gynecologist for further recommended treatment ...Read more
The cause of itching: Needs to be identified before the solution is determined. 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