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Biospy says vulvar folliculitus. Culture shows negative for bac/yeast but feel vulva/vag yeast type symptoms. What could this be?
Infection of hair: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle. Sounds as if you also have other symptoms--? Itching, or discharge--depending on symptoms, could be std's or vaginitis or vulvar vestibulitis (a condition causing pain with intercourse and tenderness to the touch of a qtip at the opening of vagina). Discuss with your dr who did the biopsy. ...Read more
What types of bacteria besides the typical garderella cause vulvovaginitis? Burning, redness of vulva skin?
Let me help: The most common types of vulvovaginitis are genital candidiasis (also called yeast infection), trichomoniasis, and nonspecific vaginitis (also called haemophilus vaginalis vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis or gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis). Some types of vulvovaginitis are more rare than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For about 3 days I have discomfort in my throat and today i checked and i saw that my vulva was very elongated I do not feel any type of pain?
Viral or allergic: An enlarged uvula could be angioedema, and can be treated with a few days of antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine). That is usually not painful, though. If your uvula is painful, you could have a sore throat or cold sores that are just located at the soft palate area. Motrin, chloraseptic, and other support measures may help viral symptoms. ...Read more
Vulvovaginitis (horrible redness, burning of vulva and anal area) treated for 4 types of bacteria (dna test), seen 6 dr's in 3 months. Any advice?
Test for diabetes?: While i certainly don't know the specifics of your situation, I have seen patients with severe vulvovaginitis due to yeast (not bacteria) where their underlying risk was actually diabetes. Because it's easy to test (blood test), you might want to see if this has been done. Good luck; sounds miserable. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have an itchy feeling around my vulva after having sex with my boyfriend. We don't use condoms or any type of contraceptive. Is this okay?
Maybe: Itching may be caused by a variety of conditions. Some indicate an infection, some indicate an irritation or allergy, and some are just a result of stimulation of the nerves. Try to limit scented soaps; similarly, powders should not be used in the genital region. If the symptoms persist, see your gynecologist or dermatologist to rule out any infection. ...Read more
Suffering with external vulva burning due to bacterial infection. On antibiotics for 3 types of bacteria, how long will it take for the skin to heal?
Is it thrush. Itching vulva spots. I have diabetes type 1 recently started insulin trying to balance sugars running higher meantime tried canesten
Pre-cancer: Dysplasia means pre-cancer. These are changes that can occur before it becomes invasive cancer. Sometimes these pre-cancerous changes can change back to normal on their own. It is important to have this checked every 6 months by your doctor, stop smoking, and stay healthy to optimize your chance of this going away and never becoming cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer