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Menopause, vaginal itch, swollen clitoris - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   im having some female issues
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   please go ahead with it
User :   i started going thru menopause about 4-6 mos ago and about the same time i developed a vaginal itch about 2 weeks ago a swelling on the right side of my clitoris showed up its non pailnful but itches and burns when i scratch has developed a white patch on the top of the swelling
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have discharge from the white swelling
Doctor :   is there any foul smell as well
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   how big is the swelling
Doctor :   is the swelling increasing in size?
User :   very small smaller than the size of a pencil eraser
Doctor :   ok
User :   no, no increase in size
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have intercourse in recent past?
User :   yes, my boyfriend and i have been together ten years
Doctor :   is there any colour change ?
User :   no, the swelling is a little red but that is the only noticable color change
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma/use medicines for any illness.
User :   i do have high blood pressure no allergies or thyroid problems. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes but it runs strongly in my family
Doctor :   ok
User :   no heart disease, asthma and no meds
Doctor :   any other problems u have other than this
Doctor :   did u fever anytime recent along with swelling?
User :   no thats it no fever. a small swelling came up in the same area a few mos ago i used antifungal and it disappeared
Doctor :   it could fungal infection
Doctor :   or sebaceous cyst
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a gynecologist
Doctor :   i need to clinically examine
Doctor :   to be sure what it is confirmed by biopsy
User :   thats what i thought but the antifungals are not working this time it does not feel like a cyst no movable masses
Doctor :   to be sure of what exactly is the lump
Doctor :   then is is more likely to be infection or sebaceous cyst
Doctor :   or inflammed gland
Doctor :   but please dont ignore
Doctor :   malignancy also cannot be ruled out
User :   is it possible that changes due to menopause could cause something like this
Doctor :   u need to consult agynecologist
Doctor :   it is not usual thing
User :   thank you for your advice
Doctor :   but frequent fungal infection do occur
Doctor :   in menopause
User :   thanks a lot youve beena big help and i will see the gyn thanx
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   u 2
Doctor :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
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