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Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: Itching very uncomfortable
|innocent818 - Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:40 pm||
I went to the doctor a week ago and my doctor said i was fine. but i know something wrong because there's this itch that does'nt seem to go away in my vaginal area not the inside just the hair and the surroundng area.
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:44 pm||
Vulvovaginal itching generally is not a normal finding in healthy women. Itching is usually most noticeable with a yeast infection, though it may occur with any type of infection or irritation. An irritated vaginal lining, which may be particularly itchy or painful during intercourse, is usually a more prominent symptom of atrophic vaginitis (such as occurs in postmenopausal women). Pain and itching when urinating may occur in trichomoniasis. Other dermatologic conditions (eg, lichen sclerosis and, rarely, vulvar cancer) should also be considered, especially in the absence of candidal infection.
Usually a gynecologist will be able to tell by clinical examination and colposcopy what the problem is. If there is evidence of vaginal/vulvar irritation this may be a manifestation of contact or allergic vaginitis. If on examination there is an a focal area of abnormal tisse a biopsy may be required.
1. Haefner HK. Current evaluation and management of vulvovaginitis. Clin Obstet Gynecol 1999;42:184-95.
2. Reilly BM. Practical strategies in outpatient medicine. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1991:1016-46.
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