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I am experiencing vaginal itching and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing vaginal itching and irregular menstrual periods.

See a gynecologist: It's a good idea for you to see a gynecologist to discuss these issues. It's possible that you may have a yeast infection. Some people will try an over-the-counter remedy like Monistat and if that does not work then they will see their doctor. Regarding heavy periods, I would definitely recommend an exam and then maybe consider using birth control pills to lighten the period Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period, vaginal itching and vaginal tenderness. The following also describes me: Genital itching, thick white cheese like substance in vagina. Can a yeast infection delay my period?

I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period, vaginal itching and vaginal tenderness. The following also describes me: Genital itching, thick white cheese like substance in vagina. Can a yeast infection delay my period?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections will not affect the timing of the menstrual cycle. Over the counter yeast creams are available to solve the problem. If you are late of your menstrual cycle then first thing to do is to check a home pregnancy test. Read more

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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.

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.

Use antibacterial: Two causes of itching is monilial infection which is helped by monista cream other common cause is bacterial infection take metronidazole cream for 5 days to get rid of it Read more

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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.

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

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What are some home remedies for vaginal itching?

What are some home remedies for vaginal itching?

Cause?: What's the cause of the itching? Rather than trying to come up with a home remedy, you first need to know what exactly you are treating. Make sure to get checked by a doctor! Read more

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What is the cause of vaginal itching with no other symptoms?

What is the cause of vaginal itching with no other symptoms?

Vaginal itch: It could be something as simple as a new soap, detergent or fabric softener or feminine hygiene product. If no discharge - I would see if there is any new products you are using - anything that may have come in contact down there could cause itching. If its external - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream might help - if internal - a simple vinegar and water douche might help. Read more

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I have had vaginal itching for my entire life and I don't know how to stop.

I have had vaginal itching for my entire life and I don't know how to stop.

GYN MD evaluation: Once you eliminate the most common causes for vaginal itching such as the use of harsh soaps, douches, and feminine deodorant products, then see a GYN MD for assessment of the itching. Read more

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Will taking penicillin for 2 weeks cause vaginal itching?

Will taking penicillin for 2 weeks cause vaginal itching?

Quite common: Unfortuntately many people suffer yeast infection during/after treatment wiht an antibitotic. Antibiotics can be quite useful to treat bacterial infections, but they kill off the bad as well as the good bugs. Vaginally, the lactobacili are good guys, but often get destroyed while the woman is taking antibiotic, thus can result in yeast infection. Otc i.e. Monistat may help. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more

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What might cause vaginal itching w/ no odor or discharge?

What might cause vaginal itching w/ no odor or discharge?

Could be from: Excessive mucous production from the cervix or from a problem in the endometrium of the uterus or excessive prodcution from the vaginal glands, so see your gyn for an exam and evaluation. Read more

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What's with my vaginal itching and discharge? I am on a long trip.

What's with my vaginal itching and discharge? I am on a long trip.

Yeast infection: Vaginal itching/burning and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. Treatment = over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole). If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if there is pain, then the patient should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. Read more

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I have the paragurd IUD and I was just wondering if it can cause vaginal itching? I have no other symptoms.

I have the paragurd IUD and I was just wondering if it can cause vaginal itching? I have no other symptoms.

No: The Paraguard does not cause itching. You should get checked to see if there is an infection. Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

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