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Itchy vagina with a discharge, pain during intercourse. No STD. What else could be the reason?

Hi, I have had a vaginal discharge for the past few years. Sometimes it s itchy and the outside of my vagina is irritated alot of the time. And it hurts to have sex most of the time.The discharge is constant,very heavy, and almost like snot sometimes. I have been tested for bacteria and STDs but they come up negative. Do you have any insight on what this could be?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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common causes of vaginal itching are Chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies.
Menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen causes vaginal dryness.
Stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections.
Vaginal yeast infection
Vaginitis. Vaginitis in girls before puberty is common. If a young girl has a sexually transmitted vaginal infection, however, sexual abuse must be considered and addressed.

To prevent and treat vaginal itching,

Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and bubble bath.
Avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.
Change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.
Cleanse the area by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.
Eat yogurt with live cultures or take Lactobacillus acidophilus tablets when using antibiotics. Check with your doctor.
Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.
Keep your blood sugar under good control if you have diabetes.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials. For infants and toddlers, change diapers often.
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dr.surendiran general physician hc magic
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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