IS MOST LIKELY.
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
In your case, the most likely cause is Atrophic Vaginitis.
Due to age related local hormonal deficiency
, the vaginal lining becomes thin, friable, and very fragile.
It becomes prone to infections and breakage, thus leading to itching, rawness and soreness.
You should get this diagnosis confirmed by a gynecologist.
creams will provide the best relief.
Also, a superimposed vaginal infection
should be ruled out and if present, treated.
So yes, do see your doctor.
It is a good ideal to get your blood sugars tested also.
Meanwhile, do rule out the possibility of allergic ( contact ) dermatitis
- anything like toilet paper, latex, synthetic undergarments, soaps, gels, medicated or perfumed douches can cause this.
Just wash the private parts with plain lukewarm water and XXXXXXX dry gently with a towel.
Avoid scrubbing or cleaning over vigorously.
All the best.
Please feel free to discuss further.