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Vaginal itching along with burning sensation and white discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. here.
User :   hello doctor. this is XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   how can I help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Yes thank you. I am a 37 year old female, mother of 2 daughters. I am having a slight problem. I am experiencing lot of itching around the vagina coupled with burning sensation during urinating.
Doctor :   ok. since when you are having this problem?
User :   also pricking sensation and white discharge.
Doctor :   is there any foul discharge associated?
User :   i am having this problem since last 3 months roughly
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   is there abdominal discomfort, pain associated?
User :   absolutely nil
Doctor :   ok. when was your last menstrual periods?
User :   10th sept. i get it generally 4-5 days prior to the due date
Doctor :   is there any association of your symptoms with your periods?
User :   yes itching happens some days before getting periods. but it not a rule. i am observing it is happening even afterwards
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   have you got yourself examined by any doctor?
User :   no doc
Doctor :   is there any rashes associated?
User :   no
Doctor :   i would recommend you to go ahead with an examination done by a gynecologist along with a vaginal smear on the discharge
Doctor :   to look for infection and identify it
Doctor :   to start you on proper treatment
User :   recently i went in for pap smear test during our bi annual check up . the report was negative though
Doctor :   your symptoms of itching, burning along with white discharge suggest possibility of yeast infection.
Doctor :   which should be confirmed by doing tests
User :   ok i necessarily need to consult a gynae
Doctor :   PAP smear will not detect infection. it is for detecting changes in cervical cells
Doctor :   and rule out early cancer
User :   alright
User :   alright then doctor thanks a lot for your suggestion
Doctor :   hence you will need to revisit your gyne requesting for a vaginal smear test.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have siad?
Doctor :   *said?
User :   yes need to get a vaginal smear test done.
Doctor :   if the infection is found to be bacterial, antibiotics will be needed, if protozoal, antiprotozaoals would be needed, and if fungal, then antifungals would be needed to treat the infection
Doctor :   which would be decided based on the smear test results
User :   okay doctor i will do that soon. thanks a lot. bye
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   thats all doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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