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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   here
User :   I have a question
Doctor :   sure, go ahead.
User :   I have been having a really dry, and itching clitoris, and some spoting. What can I do to stop the itching
Doctor :   can i know your age
User :   25
Doctor :   and the location your chatting from?
User :   Sacramento
User :   CA
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could i ask you a few questions regarding your sexual activity?
User :   sure
Doctor :   thanks.
Doctor :   are you sexually active?
User :   Yes, just me and my husband
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when do you have these problems?
User :   It started Monday.
Doctor :   any episodes before?
User :   No.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   spotting is minimal or more?
User :   Its minimal. Not much, but I noticed it
Doctor :   and do you have any discharge?
User :   Just regular discharge, its creamy white, and sometimes its like a light brown color, no odor to it though.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from itch and dryness, any symptoms of fever, frequent urination, etc?
User :   No symptoms like that.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you got any tests done as in for diabetes, urine test, etc?
Doctor :   are you there with me?
User :   Yes, everything came back normal. I am a pretty healthy individual, I am working on losing weight. I just lost ten pounds
Doctor :   from the above i would like to explain it to you
Doctor :   this looks like a vaginal infection
Doctor :   itching is very common with candidal vaginitis.
Doctor :   this could also mean any vaginal infection.
Doctor :   here is my suggestion
Doctor :   1. avoid nylon undergarments, follow hygeine
Doctor :   2. you could use COTRIMAZOLE vaginal cream
Doctor :   for the same, this takes care of infection and itching.
Doctor :   3.reduce stress
Doctor :   4.drik lot of water.
Doctor :   drink*
Doctor :   for the vaginal dryness
Doctor :   you could use a good lubricant like vaseline before intercourse, consult your doctor for precribing oestrogen creams if necessary.
Doctor :   make sure your husband has no infection, if he does even he needs treatment.
Doctor :   could you follow what i suggested?
User :   Yes, where do I get a vaginal cream? Is there something over the counter I can get?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   you could find it, it is an OTC
User :   The COTRIMAZOLE is an over the counter item?
Doctor :   give me a min
Doctor :   it is available as LOTRIMIN cream
Doctor :   it is an OTC medicine
User :   ok....
Doctor :   is the generic name
Doctor :   did i aswer all your questions?
User :   4 Second, question. how long does it take before birth control wears off
Doctor :   which pills are you on?
Doctor :   i think we need time.
Doctor :   if you meant progesterone only pills
Doctor :   it takes shorter time
Doctor :   it depends on how long you have been on them or if it was estrogen progesterone combination
Doctor :   it generally takes 3 weeks to 3 months
Doctor :   for the drug to get eliminated in the body.
Doctor :   However, your ovulation will resume in the subsequent months.
Doctor :   are you there with me?
User :   Okay, thats the thing,
Doctor :   yes.
User :   I have not had a period for almost a year. So I was assuming it was because of the birth control
User :   I thought it was because of weight, so thats why I am trying to lose weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you got this evaluated?
Doctor :   generally pills affect the hormone pattern
Doctor :   with in 4 to 6 weeks after stopping oc pils one may get normal cycles
Doctor :   but one year of not having cycles needs to be evaluated.
User :   Yes, everytime they tell me that all my hormone levels are normal, and I should have my regular cycle. But I havent.
Doctor :   have you got any scan done?
User :   No, whats a scan?
Doctor :   an Ultrasound examination/sonography
Doctor :   to see the abdomen and pelvis.
User :   Yes, they told me everything was fine\
Doctor :   generally this happens due to hormone changes, conditions like cysts in ovary are very common
Doctor :   which may need a ultrasound
Doctor :   ok thats good.
User :   We want a baby, so we are trying to figure out whats the hold up.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   were your menstrual cycles regular from before?
User :   Yep.
Doctor :   and what about the flow? and for how many days?
User :   7-10, light and heavy
Doctor :   not having cycles could mean secondary ammenorrhea
Doctor :   there are many causes for the same
Doctor :   just to meantion hormonal problems, thyroid, pituitary levels,any illness, stress, pelvic infections, adhesions
Doctor :   may all be the reasons.
Doctor :   even birth control pills.
User :   So, what can I do? Nothing just wait?
Doctor :   It has to be taken further.
Doctor :   when were your last tests done?
User :   October 2010
Doctor :   and could you tell me what were the tests done till now?
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   I did blood work, she did a pelvic exam, and she checked my hormone levels, estrogen, and some other stuff. I don't remeber it all. But when we were done, she told me that I was very fertile, and my hormones, and stuff were all normal and I shouldn't have any problems
Doctor :   This is fine.
Doctor :   since you have had the right tests done
Doctor :   and also an examination
Doctor :   it is good to know everything isnormal.
Doctor :   the cause could be over weight also.
Doctor :   since you have consulted the doctor , I would also suggest you to wait.
User :   Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
Doctor :   generally weight gain/loss
Doctor :   causes this problem.
Doctor :   even vigorous exercise could be an issue.
Doctor :   have you done a thyroid function test?
Doctor :   if you could remeber?
Doctor :   recollect?
User :   Yes, my thyroid was fine. Could my husband being diabetic contribute tot the problem?
Doctor :   Yes, generally the partner must also be evaluated.
Doctor :   for the counts, and other conditions.
User :   We are still waiting for the results for his sperm count
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you could get back to us with them or consult your doctor too with his reports.
Doctor :   are there any other questions?
User :   No.
Doctor :   did you follow what i suggested?
Doctor :   try to lose weight
Doctor :   but be cautious not to go in for vigorous exercise.
User :   Yes, I will get the cream, and thank you, and watch my weight.
Doctor :   mean time the infection you have now will also resolve.
Doctor :   sure.that would be good.
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