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Itching sensation in vaginal area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Good Morning doctor. I am 52 yrs old. I just finished my periods for this month. I have an itching sensation in that area. Doctor is that one of the symptoms or do I have some sort of an infection?
Doctor :   yep likely to be

Doctor :   since how long u have this probem
User :   For the past 2/3 days.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime before u had this problem
User :   No.
Doctor :   do u still get regular periods
Doctor :   do u have burning sensation when u pass urine
User :   Yes. Last month I was supposed to get it on the 10th. But till the 23rd there was no indication. From 23rd, since I had to attend some function, I took Regestrone for 6 days. After that I stopped taking the medicine. I got my periods on the 2nd but till yesterday I had only a few drops and nothing else.
User :   I do not have burning sensation.
Doctor :   ok fine
Doctor :   any discharge u have from that area
User :   No. I dont even remember having any discharge since the teens
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   how is the skin in that area
Doctor :   reddish?
Doctor :   white?
User :   Shall I wait for a few more days before I consult a doc locally? Yhe itching is also at times only and not always.
User :   I have not seen
Doctor :   one of the reason might be infection as u said
Doctor :   or rashes
User :   no.
Doctor :   infection if so
Doctor :   can be due to yeast usually
User :   what do I do now?
Doctor :   make sure u keep the area clean
User :   that I do, always
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   did u have sex recently?
Doctor :   any foul smell?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   no doctor. I am happily married now for 23 years. We stopped, I mean , we both do not have the urge to have any sex, for the past 20 years.
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   no smell
Doctor :   from ur history i can think
Doctor :   of few thinks ok
Doctor :   f it is not smelling or cause itching; it is probably normal vaginal secretion.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Women have some discharge usually that is in that to keep the vagina lubricated and it help keep the common pH balance. If you own itching it could be the beginning of a yeast infection
User :   so I wait for a few days, I presume
Doctor :   it needs to be examined to be sure
Doctor :   to arrive at diagnosis i mean
Doctor :   as long as there is not foul or discharge
Doctor :   then its fine
User :   Do u suggest I go to a doctor today?
Doctor :   it can occur in normal individuals as well
Doctor :   u need to worry when u have discharge
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yep sure u can
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Doctor :   did i clarify ur doubts
User :   thanks doc for taking a few minutes for me.
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   Thanx
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