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Rash on the vaginal and anal area, constant itching, bleeds on scratching, severe swelling. Cause?

Hello, I m Marilyn. For the last few weeks my vaginal and anal area has been getting worse and worse. Around my anus , between my, well, I guess I can call them cheeks it looks like I have some kind of rash . It constantly itches, it s red/dark pink in color, it will end up hurting after pulling down my panties, and if I scratch it, it bleeds . This leads from my anus hole down to my vaginal hole area. (Excuse my choice of words, I don t know the proper terms.) with my vagina, It s the same. It itches around the lips , it will end up burning and bleeding, and it hurts. Also, on the sides of my vagina, not around the actual vaginal part, it hurts a lot. It seems swollen as well. I m very uncomfortable and concerned. I m only 15. What s going on? I don t even know what type if physician to ask this about.
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Marilyn,

Thanks for your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of fungal (yeast) or a parasitic (Trichomonal) infection.

If there is a family history of diabetes, you should get your Blood sugar tested to detect undiagnosed diabetes.

A course of oral anti-fungal drug, such as Fluconazole, and anti-parasitic drug, such as Tinidazole; along with co-trimazole + steroid cream application on the affected area, will eradicate the infection.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

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Take care

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Fri, 10 Jan 2014
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