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What causes itchy vagina?

I am a 52 year old female, married for 28 years. On Tuesday of this past week I had a very itchy vagina, I thought that it could be due to soap irritation. The itch diminished. Today after my shower, I noticed a sore spot on the front of my vagina, if I separate the skin on the labia, it is toward the very front. And I discovered a growth. It is about the size of a pea and it is sticking out. It is sore.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016
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Hello there, thanks for your query!
I would have wished to know if you are sexually active and if the sore spot you are mentioning looks like an ulcer or a peanut sized swelling or grape like, if that is what you meant by ' growth ' and if it hurts and if you have associated burning sensation when you pee or any vaginal discharge.
A painful ulcer can indicate a sexually transmitted infection like herpes, soft chancre . And painless ulcer could ba a hard chancre. Or it could be cystic swellings of glands of vestibule ( are inside labia) which may or may not have been infected. Apart from these, as you mentioned it as growth, it may require a biopsy to determine what exactly it is.
Because the possibilities are numerous, I suggest you see your OB/GYN or GUM ( genito urinary medicine ) doctor for appropriate evaluation and care.
Hope this helps. Take care !
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What causes itchy vagina?

Hello there, thanks for your query! I would have wished to know if you are sexually active and if the sore spot you are mentioning looks like an ulcer or a peanut sized swelling or grape like, if that is what you meant by growth and if it hurts and if you have associated burning sensation when you pee or any vaginal discharge. A painful ulcer can indicate a sexually transmitted infection like herpes, soft chancre . And painless ulcer could ba a hard chancre. Or it could be cystic swellings of glands of vestibule ( are inside labia) which may or may not have been infected. Apart from these, as you mentioned it as growth, it may require a biopsy to determine what exactly it is. Because the possibilities are numerous, I suggest you see your OB/GYN or GUM ( genito urinary medicine ) doctor for appropriate evaluation and care. Hope this helps. Take care !