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I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?

Lowering estrogen: Your estrogen levels are falling during this menopausal stage and as such your vulva is dependent upon the hormone for its; "wellbeing". Have your GYN MD evaluate the vulva to be certain there are no lesions or other infection causes for the irritation. If that is negative and you desire some form of relief from the irritation, ask your MD about topical medication for the same. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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Why is my vulva irritated and stinging and burning ? && I have non odor discharge just white & thick

Why is my vulva irritated and stinging and burning ? && I have non odor discharge just white & thick

Yeast Infection: Stop the hydrocortisone. That is perhaps the worst thing you can put on an infection. You have a common yeast or fungal infection. Your mom can show you where to get the medication to help you get better. They are available at all drug and grocery stores where you live. ...Read more

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My vulva is dry and irritated most of the time not just during sex. is this considered vaginal dryness even tho inside vagina is moist? non Hrt sugges

My vulva is dry and irritated most of the time not just during sex. is this considered vaginal dryness even tho inside vagina is moist? non Hrt sugges

Osphena: The first step is an exam to make sure no infections or skin disorders are present. Post menopausal dryness and atrophy are common. Osphena is a new oral medication that works like Estrogen but is not a true hormonal medication. It is very helpful for postmenopausal dryness. ...Read more

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I washed my irritated vulva with a bar of soap now it hurts what can I put to stop the pain?

I washed  my irritated vulva with a bar of soap now it hurts what can I put to stop the pain?

Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone cream will most likely help for the here and now. But, the question is, what caused the irritation to begin with? You need to follow-up with your gyn. ...Read more

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My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

GET IT CHECKED: Vulvodynia causes pain in vulva without any rash or redness.Your redness and irritation may be just redness in the skin, due to skin condition, contact dermatitis, infection etc.So get it checked to be sure from your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you put pertraeluem jelly on your vulva area if its irritated from washing to hard.

Can you put pertraeluem  jelly on your vulva area if its irritated from washing to hard.

No petroleum jelly: Oil based lubricants can trap bacteria against the vulva and make worse an irritated situation. The cause of the vulvar irritation is overly aggressive vulvar cleansing- so stop it!. Use an over the counter hydrocortisone cream on the area after washing very gently with Dove, Caress or Ivory soaps which are very mild and not likely to irritate the vulva. ...Read more

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Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Irritated / itchy vulva with no discharge or odor. What might it be?

Sounds like yeast: This sounds like a classic care of a vaginal yeast infection. There are many over the counter vaginal yeast medications that you can try. If this does not solve the problem then i would schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months. Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago .What could it be? Not sexualy active

Itchy and irritated vulva on and off for months.  Have been diagnosed with hpv a few years ago .What could it be? Not sexualy active

Here are some...: To affirm a Dx for itchy irritated vulva needs a detailed review on the history of onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, recurrence, etc. + a direct look at the moment of recurrence. To get things done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with doc for reaching right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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