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Itching, irritation in vagina, stinging, bleeding on urinating. Swab test scheduled. Causes?

Hi, I ve had itchy and irritating vagina and vaginal area. I can t tell if it more red than usual. It becomes really itchy at times and when I ve scratched it it hurts more. Then when I urinate it stings and there s drops of blood . I haven t changed any soaps recently and I stopped having sex around 2 weeks ago. I m due to have some swabs this week.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for the quiry.
Your symptoms suggests vaginal infection. causes could be candidiasis , tricomoniasis or bacterial vaginosis. Accurate diagnosis can be made after a swab test.
Wait for the report and take treatment accordingly.
Stinging urine suggest UTI(urinary tract infection). Drink plenty of water and citrus fruits.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Geriatrics Specialist Dr. Surendiran Gaj's  Response
hi there,
am dr.surendran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic
i completely understand your problem
There are several common causes of vaginal itching, burning, and irritation, including:
1bacterial infections,
2chemical irritants,
3menopause[The drop in estrogen production that occurs at the end of a woman's reproductive years can cause the vaginal walls to thin and dry out.] etc,.
To avoid the symptoms

1Avoid scented pads or toilet paper, creams, bubble bath, feminine sprays, and douches.
2Use water and a plain, unscented soap to regularly clean your genital area. But don't wash more than once a day. Doing so can increase dryness.
3 Always wipe from front to back after having a bowel movement.
4 Wear cotton panties (no synthetic fabrics), and change your underwear every day.
5Use condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
6 If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, use a vaginal moisturizer. Apply a water-based lubricant (K-Y, Astroglide) before having sex.
7Avoid sexual intercourse until your symptoms improve.
8Don't scratch -- you can further irritate the area.
hope i helped with your query,
with regards dr.surendiran [hcmagic]

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