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Forum Name: Gynecology
|tayo - Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:29 am||
Good day Doctor,
my menstrual period for this month was suppose to start on 10th of october, but it did not come and i did not have sex. before my period last month, ihad a very serious vaginal itiching. At about the time it was suppose to come this month i started having this same itiching, am a kind of worried
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:44 pm||
You could have some disturbance in the hormones resulting in a missed period. Without being sexually active you have little to worry about in a late period. Most women have this at times. But, the normal pH of the vagina can be affected and a yeast infection sometimes occurs. This is the most common cause of itching and rarely would it be anything to worry about. Try using an antifungal cream, wear clothing that is not too tight and which allows some air flow to the area (cotton is good). If the itching continues in spite of this, you may need to see a health care provider to rule out some kind of bacterial infection that may need different medication.
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