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Suggest treatment for itching, redness and vaginal discharge

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: I'm a 61 year old woman with a very active sex life. We have sex at least 4 times a week and often for long periods of time. I'm having a problem with itching, redness, a small amount of discharge that does not have an odor. The itching goes inside my vagina and is obnoxious and painful. I take estrogen and wear a progesterone patch. I also have a rectoceal which I wondered if somehow that could be causing me a problem.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be vaginal infection or atrophic vaginitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The itching and redness with small amount of odourless discharge is less liekly to be due to a rectocele. It can be due to a vaginal infection or atrophic vaginitis. You should get a high vaginal swab culture done to detect any infection and the specific antibiotic that is needed to cure the infection.
For atrophic vaginitis, you will have to use a topical estrogen cream. Right now you can use a topical steroid based antiseptic cream like Neosporin -H for temporary relief.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal
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Suggest treatment for itching, redness and vaginal discharge

Brief Answer: Can be vaginal infection or atrophic vaginitis. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The itching and redness with small amount of odourless discharge is less liekly to be due to a rectocele. It can be due to a vaginal infection or atrophic vaginitis. You should get a high vaginal swab culture done to detect any infection and the specific antibiotic that is needed to cure the infection. For atrophic vaginitis, you will have to use a topical estrogen cream. Right now you can use a topical steroid based antiseptic cream like Neosporin -H for temporary relief. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal