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Menopause Vaginal Itching
Is my vaginal itching and burning related to menopause? This is too embarrassing to ask my doctor. I know menopause can cause some dryness, but I have major burning and itching around my whole vaginal area. Is this related to menopause, or could it be ano
That: That can definitely be related to menopause. You can try over-the-counter soothing vaginal preparations such as vagisil or others; ask your pharmacist for a recommendation. If this is a brand new problem or you have discharge of course then discuss this with your doctor. If over-the-counter preparations don't help, your doctor may need to give you a prescription product. In addition, avoid hot baths or wearing nylon underwear. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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?
There are causes: For itching other than 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. See your doctor if uncertain about the cause of your itching. ...Read more
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
Determine the source: Vaginal itching can come from different types of infections, laundry detergents, or vaginal hygiene (products). Once the source of the itch has been diagnosed, there is likely a remedy. ...Read more
See doctor: Without knowing the cause of vaginal itching, it is not possible to propose an effective remedy. An examination and testing done by a doctor will provide a diagnosis, and lead to specific and effective treatment. ...Read more
It could be. The: Only way to know for sure is if you are medically evaluated. Recommend seeing your gynecologist. 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