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Why does my vagina swell up and itch sometimes?

Why does my vagina swell up and itch sometimes?

Many possibilities: The most likely reason would be a yeast infection. However, it could also be an allergic reaction from exposure to soap, doedorant (found in some tampons/pads), laundry detergents, spermicides, etc. Other possibilities would include std's such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, or hpv. Finally, there are dermatologic conditions like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, padgets disease, and others. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

My breasts have started swelling recently & now my vagina is starting to swell. It hurts & itches at the same time. What is wrong?

Maybe you need to: check for pregnancy. If first test negative, then check again in 1 week. It is always good to assume that you may be pregnant, since breast tenderness is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Make sure you do not have a lump in your breast that is sore. The new findings regarding vaginal swelling may indicate some infection, so get it checked by healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I think I have yeast infection. I don't know what to do. My choices are going to the doctor or buying some cream. What should I do? My vagina itches and it's begining to swell up. I had it for about 3 days.

I think I have yeast infection. I don't know what to do. My choices are going to the doctor or buying some cream. What should I do? My vagina itches and it's begining to swell up. I had it for about 3 days.

If : If a patient has a yeast infection, then it usually has white or cheesy discharge, the vagina appears to have white dots/spots on it, and it is very itchy. There are over the counter treatments available for treatment; either suppositories or cream can safely treat a yeast infection. If the patient has any concern about sexually-transmitted infections causing infection, these infections usually have yellow or green discharge, and the patient often has pain and fever, then the patient must have a medical evaluation. To prevent yeast infections, use cotton underwear only (not nylon), avoid hot baths, and decrease sugary drinks/snacks in the diet. ...Read more

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What can I use for my vagina it itches on the outside?

What can I use for my vagina it itches on the outside?

1% hydrocortisone: There are many causes for itch, especially in the vaginal area. Your first try should be over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream rubbed in 2 x/day. If this doesn't work or the itch/rash gets worse, you may have a fungal infection. Then try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter too). Still no relief, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Inside vagina lips it itches

Inside vagina lips it itches

Yeast infection: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are many available over the counter creams. There are other causes that would need evaluation if that does not fix it ...Read more

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I have a lump in my vagina it burns and itches

I have a lump in my vagina it burns and itches

You : You should have this problem evaluated by your doctor. Without an examination, it is hard to tell whether your symptoms are due to an infection, sexually transmitted disease, dermatitis, gland swelling, or other problem. Give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why my vagina itches and peels off?

Why my vagina itches and peels off?

Infection?: The vagina usually doesn't peels of, but the vulva does. Vulvar infections like routine yeast, tines crisis , and allergies to soaps anddetergents are the most common conditions that can cause the skin to peel off. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more