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Why is my vagina swollen, red, itchy, and it burns when I urinate?

Why is my vagina swollen, red, itchy, and it burns when I urinate?

Bladder infection?: Burning upon urination is typically associated w/bladder and/or kidney infections. Itchy vaginal tissue suggests a yeast infection. If you scratch the skin enough to break it, then it burn upon contact from urine. Check w/your family doc or gyn b/c only prescription antibiotics will cure an infection while many anti-yeast medications are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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My vagina is cery itchy and red after using a new brand if toilet paper. Is there anything I can do to make the itchiness and redness go away?

My vagina is cery itchy and red after using a new brand if toilet paper. Is there anything I can do to make the itchiness and redness go away?

Switch back: May toilet papers add chemicals as perfumes or coloring agents. You might have an allergy to them or at the least a sensitivity. Go back to your first brand. Try an oral antihistamine as that may provide some relief. ...Read more

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I have white cloudy discharge coming out from my vagina, it can smell sometimes but very rarely, no itchiness/redness and no pain. What could this be?

I have white cloudy discharge coming out from my vagina, it can smell sometimes but very rarely, no itchiness/redness and no pain. What could this be?

Bacterial vaginitis: A fishy odor can indicate there is imbalance of the bacteria in the vagina, this odor can be obvious. A vaginal examination can provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience itchy, swollen and redness vagina with grayish discharge. Maybe twice or trice a month. What are this symptoms?

Sometimes I experience itchy, swollen and redness vagina with grayish discharge. Maybe twice or trice a month. What are this symptoms?

Yeast infection: You can try OTC vaginal suppositories or gel for yeast infection for 5-7 day treatment course as directed on the package. If this doesn't resolve the issue, you will need to be examined for a more definite diagnosis. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to have smelly sticky white stuff coming out of my vagina after I have sex, my vagina doesn't hurt or redness or itchy?

Is it normal for me to have smelly sticky white stuff coming out of my vagina after I have sex, my vagina doesn't hurt or redness or itchy?

Post sex discharge: Yes. Of course. Semen plus your sexually stimulated vaginal lubricating fluids have no where else to go but to leak out of your vagina after sex. I don't understand how this is a surprise to you. ...Read more

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I have an itchy vagina or shall I say a vaginal itch. What shall I do to stop the itching, burning and redness?

I have an itchy vagina or shall I say a vaginal itch. What shall I do to stop the itching, burning and redness?

Yeast: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Start with an over the counter yeast cream. If not improving schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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I have redness, and itchiness/soreness near my vagina. I also have had a foul smelling discharge occasionally recently, esp. After sex. What is this?

I have redness, and itchiness/soreness near my vagina. I also have had a foul smelling discharge occasionally recently, esp. After sex. What is this?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and lesions on the vagina need to be evaluated in person. What you are describing could be simply a yeast infection. Herpes and other STDs are a possiblity. Vaginal odor can be bacterial vaginosis or an std. Please schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Itchiness around the vagina and minor labia. Redness on the minor labia and a tiny spot, and it burns, what could it be?

Itchiness around the vagina and minor labia. Redness on the minor labia and a tiny spot, and it burns, what could it be?

Labial redness: Vaginal itching can be due to a yeast infection, irritation from feminine products or from tight clothing, esp. Synthetics. A tiny spot that burns may be something different. A spot with a yellow-white base that is very painful can be an active herpes lesion. Those need to be tested immediately to confirm diagnosis. It's safe to try an OTC yeast cream. If no change, a doctor can check. ...Read more

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Why is my vagina irritated and now bleeding after sex? The opening to my vagina has been very irritated and itchy all week. No swelling or redness. It has been dry as well. I had sex this morning, it was sort of painful. And I immediately started bleeding

Why is my vagina irritated and now bleeding after sex? The opening to my vagina has been very irritated and itchy all week. No swelling or redness. It has been dry as well. I had sex this morning, it was sort of painful. And I immediately started bleeding

It: It sounds like you are dealing with a vaginal yeast or bacterial infection. Since your vagina is dry and irritated the tissue is inflammed and having sex can irritate the tissue further thus causing bleeding. I recommend you visit a doctor for evaluation and treatment. If that is not an option for you, you can try an over the counter yeast infection medication like Monistat or clotrimazole. If you do that and your symptoms do not improve then you definitely need to visit a doctor.
Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Redness, tingling, itchy vagina region. Yeast infection?

Redness, tingling, itchy vagina region. Yeast infection?

Yeast is likely: Sounds like a fairly classic presentation of a vaginal yeast infection. Over the counter yeast creams are available. If not improved with this then an evaluation by an Obgyn is warranted to determine what else might be happening ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter has been saying her vagina is itchy but I've checked no redness or white discharge. Could she still have thrush??

My 6 yr old daughter has been saying her vagina is itchy but I've checked no redness or white discharge. Could she still have thrush??

Probably not: Before puberty, an internal yeast infection is unlikely. Irritants are usually the cause. Make sure no bubble baths or excessive soap use during bathing. Make sure underwear washed in sensitive skin products. Drinking excessive juice can cause the urine to have too much acid and irritate that area. Sometimes pinworms can move to that area so check for rectal itching. Apply vaseline to help itching ...Read more

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I just finished amoxicillin, now I have a yellow mucousy discharge from my vagina. No swelling, no redness, light itchiness. What could this be?

I just finished amoxicillin, now I have a yellow mucousy discharge from my vagina. No swelling, no redness, light itchiness. What could this be?

Yeast? Other?: The timing suggests a yeast infection. However, yeast usually causes itching and irritation, with not much discharge; and yellow discharge wtih mucus goes along with other infections, including STDs. Amoxicillin doesn't treat gonorrhea or trichomonas and is only partly effective against chlamydia, so STD testing is in order if you might be at risk (or any doubt about it). See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Does vagisil work for yeast infections, thrush, irritation, itchiness, redness, burning on the vagina?

Does vagisil work for yeast infections, thrush, irritation, itchiness, redness, burning on the vagina?

Vagisil: Vagisil is an otc (over the counter) preparation only, and has no antifungal medication in it, so it won't "treat" a yeast infection. It is a mild topical anesthetic (benzocaine) and merely treats the symptoms. You will need a prescription from your doctor to treat the yeast, if present. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

Could it be healthy for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

Not healthy, no harm: A vagina being red and itchy all the time could come from a permanent overgrowth of yeast. For yeast to be present excessively there are a number of reasons: a woman taking birth control pills, being on an IUD, having a diet high in carbohydrates, suffering from diabetes. First thing would be to test for the presence of yeast, then go down the list of all the things that favor growth of yeast. ...Read more

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My vagina and bumpy, red and itchy after shaving, should I go to the dr?

My vagina and bumpy, red and itchy after shaving, should I go to the dr?

Hair bumps: The perineum is very sensitive to the things women use to shave the area. Not using the right shaving lotion, old razors and other issues often times cause they bumps. Try a product called or coochie shaving cream. Some women also say waxing leaves fewer bumps as well. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

Please advise if it's normal for your vagina to be red and itchy all the time?

Not normal: Being red an itchy is not normal. It may mean you have an infection, an allergy to something or a skin condition, or something else. A yeast infection is the most common cause. If you want, try a non-prescription anti-yeast medication. If this doesn't solve the problem, see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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They have a itchy, red big bumps on the side of there vagina what is it?

They have a itchy, red big bumps on the side of there vagina what is it?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Genital herpes, syphilis and warts are possible causes. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy bump inside my lower part of my vagina what would it be?

I have a red itchy bump inside my lower part of my vagina what would it be?

Bump: Could be a bartholin cyst, a sebaceous cyst, an inflammatory cyst.... For this reason your best option is to be seen by your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my vagina is red, swollen, dry, hot, and itchy. What's wrong with me?

What can I do if my vagina is red, swollen, dry, hot, and itchy. What's wrong with me?

See your doctor: These symptoms can be indicative of something as simple as a yeast infection or may indicate something more serious is progressing. A situation like this should be evaluated by a doctor so that these serious issues can be ruled out. ...Read more

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The area around my vagina started itching a couple of months ago, now it is very red, itchy, spotty and sticky. Serious?

The area around my vagina started itching a couple of months ago, now it is very red, itchy, spotty and sticky. Serious?

See your MD: This is an issue that needs to be evaluated by a physician who can do a physical examination to determine the cause and treatment of these symptoms. ...Read more

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My vagina is dry and red. It's occasionally a little itchy but maybe that's because it's dry. No clumpy discharge... What do I do??

My vagina is dry and red. It's occasionally a little itchy but maybe that's because it's dry. No clumpy discharge... What do I do??

Irritation: Use neutral soap when you take shower, avoid too hot showers. Use cotton underwear and avoid tight pants. Use water based lubricants as needed. If it persist see a dermatologist to get a cream with some antiinflammatory ingredient such as steroids in it. ...Read more

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The area below my vagina where the but is, is itchy and red and stinging. Notice a area where opened up. Or scratched. What is this?

The area below my vagina where the but is, is itchy and red and stinging. Notice a area where opened up. Or scratched. What is this?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. This is concerning for a possible genital herpes infection. Other causes such as yeast, vaginal dryness, allergic reactions and other skin disorders are all possiblities. ...Read more

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I have some itchiness around my clit and the hood. It's a little red and dry with a few tears on my vagina. What could it possibly be?

I have some itchiness around my clit and the hood. It's a little red and dry with a few tears on my vagina. What could it possibly be?

Friction: From intercourse, masturbation, manipulation or oral sex are common causes. Tight fitting thong underwear. Or clothing can also be factors. Abstain sexually for 1 week, only gentle lukewarm washing of the vaginal area. If not improving in 1 week- see GYN and check for infection or STD. ...Read more