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Itchy White Vulva
Itchy white lumps in vulva, no history of stds, one sexual partner for past ten years. Have autoimmune condition, not certain which. Are these linked?
See below: Common causes of vaginal itching include: •chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies. •menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen causes vaginal dryness. •stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections. •vaginal yeast infection •vaginitis. ...Read more
Inner vulva red/pink? Normal? Never noticed before, unknown if previously that colour. No itchiness or pain!
Maybe: The itching may be an allergy or just a sensitivity to the absorbent agents in the pad. Try using different brands and see what happens. ...Read more
Change soaps first: First of all, use Dove. Caress or Ivory soap only in that area. Secondly, do not use douches, feminine deodorant sprays, etc. Thirdly, make sure your underwear has been thoroughly rinsed of any soap if washing them in a washing machine. Finally, if the itching is still there, see a GYN MD to check for a vaginal infection. ...Read more
Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more
Yeast? Side effect?: Pre-cancerous vulvar lesions like VIN2 can't do this. The most common cause of diffuse genital irritation and itching is a yeast infection. Or if your VIN is being treated with an irritating agent (e.g. imiquimod, podofilox, sinecatechins) and the cream got spread more widely than the lesion itself, it might cause such symptoms. Check with the doctor treating your VIN. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the most likely cause for inflammation around the vulva that is accompanied by dryness and extreme itchiness, no secretions and no odor?
?lichen sclerosus: Genital lichen sclerosus can be the cause of your symptoms. White patches are often seen in this condition and the cause is unknown. There is no vaginal discharge with this. Corticosteroid creams offer relief. Have a dermatologist check you for this condition if your gynecologist is stumped. ...Read more
Small itchy but painful lump on the lower left side of my vulva opening. Can't wipe since it causes the itchiness & hurts to touch. Is this normal?
No, see a doctor: A painful lump on the vulva could be an infected hair follicle, but could also be herpes. I would see a doctor and get checked out just to make sure it's not herpes or another std. Could also be a yeast infection, but if it's herpes, you'd want to know so can inform partner. ...Read more
I had itchy discharges when i rubbed my vulva realy bad it became streched and swollen only the left side its pink color but thicker than the other?
GYN: Please see your gyn to test the discharge for infection. ...Read more
Got told i could possibly have Bartholin's cysts their was only one now i have a group at the entrance to my vulva what do i do they are now their itchy?
Not Bartholin's: If there is a group of cysts at the entrance then this is not a Bartholin's which is only one cyst. ...Read more
Maybe yeast: It sounds like you have yeast or what is commonly called "jock itch." luckily over the counter yeast creams are available. If it does not improve then you will need to see a doctor as other causes are certainly possibly such as herpes, allergic reactions and other skin disorders. ...Read more
Allergy & trauma: Dr. Rosnfeld provides an excellent explanation. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No Thyroid problem and itchy vulva are not related ...Read more