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Red spots on the vagina with swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi there i have a bit of problem
Doctor :  
Sure, proceed with your query
User :   it is do with my vaginal area, it is very sore
Doctor :   Ok

User :   and has red spots on the outside and very sore whenever i move?
Doctor :  
Sore, in the sense pain?
User :   i think it is also swollen, yes agony, very painful
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i have bought caniston duo to soothe the pain but i dont think it has made any difference
User :   it is not itchy at all.
Doctor :  
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May I know your age and marital status?
User :   i am 24 and have a long standing partner
User :   he has no symptoms
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Since when has this problem been?
User :   since monday 28th?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you see any sores visible?
User :   i had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend on the sunday and it was very cold at the time, yes there are red spots visible
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is this the first time such a thing is happening?
User :   \Yes
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do you know about Herpes sores?
User :   No not really?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
In it there would be painful sores
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mainly ulcer like
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which occur after sexual intercourse
User :   ok ulcer like would u mean very raised? becasue these are more like small red bites
Doctor :   Need not be very raised

Doctor :  
they are small lesions spread over
User :   would it occur immediately after or take time to appear?
Doctor :   within 1-2 days of intercourse
User :   ok, and lesions are they not open cuts or just marks? also would my boyfriend not have any symptoms?
Doctor :   He could be a carrier and would have transmitted it

Doctor :  
that is the likely route
User :   why would it only appear now though? as we have been togethher for two years and have had regular check ups?
Doctor :   Ok, that is a question

Doctor :  
but depends on the immunity
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and the activity of the virus at different points of time
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it could have become active now
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or your immunity would have reduced
User :   what do you recommend to do then? so you are saying my boyfirend could be a carrier and as you say my immunity would have been reduced by what though?
Doctor :   Not only of that

Doctor :  
It could be fungal infection as well
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so that is not the only cause
User :   and where would a fungal infection come from? what other causes are there?
Doctor :   again it is transmitted sexually, and also due to moisture content in the area

Doctor :  
there could be fungal infection
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as it is conducive for the fungus
Doctor :   to grow in such an environment

User :   so what do you suggest will cure it?
Doctor :   Maintain good hygiene

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Wear cotton undergarments
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abstain from intercourse till it heals completely
User :   and what would i use to reduce the pain in the meantime?
Doctor :   You can take Motrin 400 mg one time as needed

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not more than 3 per day
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should be taken after food
User :   is that avaliable over the counter ?
Doctor :   Yes it is an OTC

Doctor :   I would suggest you get a vaginal examination by a gynecologist for a diagnosis
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and if required you would be advised antifungal/antibiotics
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :  
Do you have itching or discharge?
User :   no none of that just severe pain and redness, cant even touch any part of it
Doctor :   Ok fine

Doctor :  
You follow the tips, I have mentioned
User :   i will do
Doctor :  
and do get a vaginal examination done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   i will thank you, and no thats all.
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