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Itching and soreness in the vaginal area, could it be an std or just irritation from something else. No discharge, or bad odor?

Itching and soreness in the vaginal area, could it be an std or just irritation from something else. No discharge, or bad odor?

Several things...: The most common cause of such symptoms is yeast infection, which most women have from time to time. Herpes is the main STD that could do this, especially if there are visible sores. It could be allergy or chemical irritation, e.g. to latex (condoms), soap, perfumes, etc. Don't take chances: see a doctor soon, the sooner the better especially for accurate herpes diagnosis and effective treatment. ...Read more

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Every now and then I get a sore by my vaginal area what causes this?

Every now and then I get a sore by my vaginal area what causes this?

Many possibilities: There is really no way to know without an exam while the sore is there. Common causes of sores include: Hydradenitis, Herpes, molluscum contagiosum, staph infections, ingrown hairs, yeast, Bartholin Gland cysts, etc. If you want to know, get an exam while the sore is present. Best wishes! ...Read more

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It feels sore to wipe vaginal area if you have herpes. How do I deal with the pain?

It feels sore to wipe vaginal area if you have herpes. How do I deal with the pain?

Herpes simplex: This is a very painful and tender condition. You might try tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, Aspirin and if this is not adequate, perhaps your pcp might have some stronger suggestions. ...Read more

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18 wks preg. Been having dull aches & soreness, in my vaginal area 4 like 2days. It's only discomfort when I walk ,laying or sitting a certain way.

18 wks preg. Been having dull aches & soreness, in my vaginal area 4 like 2days. It's only discomfort when I walk ,laying or sitting a certain way.

Be checked: Be checked immediately. Some of these symptoms may mean the baby is attempting to be born too early. At this point the baby would not survive so see your obstetrician. ...Read more

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If u have a yellow discharge slight itching and a little swollen soreness in the vaginal area what is likely to cause that?

If u have a yellow discharge slight itching and a little swollen soreness in the vaginal area what is likely to cause that?

Discharge: There are several possibilities, including a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and trichimonas (among others) -- this is best evaluated and managed by your doctor with a thorough exam and a wet mount. ...Read more

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Very sore in ext. vaginal area I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Very sore  in ext. vaginal area   I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?

Vaginal Estrogen: When you are in menopause, your body stops making estrogen. Since the vaginal tissue is very sensitive to estrogen, it can become thin and lose its ability to stretch. When you have intercourse, you can actually get micro-tears in the vaginal wall that are painful. These symptoms usually respond to a vaginal estrogen cream or tablet. Don't have intercourse if its painful. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is feeling a soreness in your vaginal area normal during pregnancy? Any answer appreciated.

Yes: There are a lot of physiologic changes and shifts of organs with your anatomy during pregnancy and soreness can also be noted regularly. ...Read more

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What is the names of possible small sore/abscess' on my vaginal area? Please explain..

What is the names of possible small sore/abscess' on my vaginal area? Please explain..

Several: Herpes, cancer, infections, sebaceous cysts, ulcers, std's. If over 50 its very concerning although could still be one of the more bengin conditions. ...Read more