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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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I have a small red spot on my vulva. It is painless, itchless and not irritated. Could something like this be Herpes?

I have a small red spot on my vulva. It is painless, itchless and not irritated. Could something like this be Herpes?

Doubtful: Most small red dots on the vulva are not HSV. Herpes can start as a small red dot but it will usually change into a blister or an ulcer and is usually associated with itching and pain. The only way to diagnose this would be an exam. ...Read more

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Irritated, itchy vulva. The only thing that soothes it is an ice cube. What is it? Is it an allergy to soap?

Irritated, itchy vulva. The only thing that soothes it is an ice cube. What is it? Is it an allergy to soap?

Both: Without any lesion observed, I think irritation from soap, particularly scented soap should be considered. On the other hand, it may also be from dry skin and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area immediately after bathing to see it this helps. If not, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I would say: It was probably the perfume. This is called a contact dermatitis. Tou could try Hydrocortisone cream twice daily until you see improvement. If it worsens or not improving then get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red patch on vulva, feels dry. No pain, no pus or blister. Feels irritated. Had feeling last year near same area test showed no herpes. What is it?

See answer: The vulva is subject to a range of skin problems which are highly treatable, but the treatment depends on the specific cause. Local irritants and allergens, of which there are many, are most common cause of vulvar dermatitis. Vulvar eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, and lichen sclerosis are specific dermatitis types that can cause red patch. Topical steroids most common rx. Recommend gyne exam. ...Read more

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I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina. I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much. will aquaphor help? How good is this to use on vulva

I have irritated vulva skin, not inside vagina.  I have tried vaseline. It has not helped much.  will aquaphor help?  How good is this to use on vulva

Test first: I would suggest seeing a gynecologists. Sometimes over irritation can manifest as other more serious disease states. If the testing shows nothing then Aquaphor may help. In general with any creams you have to be careful to not irritate the inside linings of the mucous membranes-for example inside your mouth., inside the vagina skin linings ...Read more

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Irritated labia and vulva. I used vagisil, for the past two days and now it really burns when I urinate. What should I do?

Irritated labia and vulva. I used vagisil, for the past two days and now it really burns when I urinate. What should I do?

Need to check urine: You need to have a Urine analysis done to insure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. Also try drinking more water, and cranberry juice till you see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have eczema on the vulva area? Red and inflamed, irritated, itchy skin. Sometimes weepy when highly irritated such as after shower

Is it possible to have eczema on the vulva area? Red and inflamed, irritated, itchy skin. Sometimes weepy when highly irritated such as after shower

See your OB/GYN: See your OB/GYN. While possible, it may more likely be tinea , or fungus. Fungus lives moisture and flares up after showers. Your OB/GYN can definiteky help you with this issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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