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Question: itching

 jcooch21 - Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:57 am

My wife has had vaginal itching for a few months now on and off. It is starting to get really annoying. She also has had a clear discharge coming from my vagina too. She has been to the docotr repeatedly and they have put her on all different meds and nothing seems to work, what is wrong?? She is very curious to know?
 esuna87 - Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:21 pm

Has your wife been checked for a yeast infection? If she hasnt have her go in and have it done. Also when was the last time she had a pap test done? She should have one done once a year. Have her schedule one with the doctor. Then see what happens.
 Nurse4you - Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:59 pm

Dear jcooch21-
You state your wife has had vaginal itching and discharge for months and it recurrs after treatment with medication.
There are a few different conditions that can cause vaginal itching. Yeast infectiion, however the discharge is typically white and clumpy. Bacterial vaginitis, which can cause itching and is usually associated with an odor. Trichomonis, which can be transmitted sexually, will cause itching as well. If she has been treated repeatedly it is indicated that she be tested at the physician office after NOT having been on medication for several weeks. The physician will likely do what is called a wet mount, where he collect a specimen from within the vagina and examines it under a microscope for certain types of cells. This is different from a pap smear. Also, it has been shown that some women can experience an allergic type reaction to their partners semen. IS itching worse after intercourse?
Another casue of itching is herpes, but you did not indicate and lesions were present.
Hope this helps!

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