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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Dr. Bradley Peckler Dr. Peckler
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury Dr. Vallury
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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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:)

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Margaret Gourlay Dr. Gourlay
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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

Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

Dr. Bert Bergland Dr. Bergland
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Rahil Malik Dr. Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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I have soft skin peeling, pain, burning, itchy, redness on the outside of my vagina and anus. It started after I had sexual intercourse yesterday.

I have soft skin peeling, pain, burning, itchy, redness on the outside of my vagina and anus. It started after I had sexual intercourse yesterday.

Go see gyn: See your GYN for an evaluation to determine if you have an infection that needs treatment best wishes Dr M

Dr. Peter Baumann Dr. Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.