Vaginal Itching

Vaginal itching can result from exposure to irritants like harsh soaps, ointments, detergents, and toilet papers, eczema, psoriasis, vaginal yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, menopause, and stress. To prevent vaginal itching, avoid using scented and harsh soap and detergents, and wear loose-fitting clothes.

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Why am I having frequent painful urination after scratching myself while using a tampon?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I scratched myself, while I was using a tampon. Now I have a pressing urge to use the bathroom every 10 minutes. Every time only a little pee comes out, it stings a lot and has a bit of blood in it. Is this a vaginal scratch or a yeast infection? Should I see my doctor? I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could be due to loss of thin lining of the vagina or infected tampon or urinary tract infection. All I can advise is until you recover, stop using tampons and avoid sexual intercourse if you are sexually active. Have a routine urine test for any infections. If a...  Read Full »

I was spotting and got a negative pregnancy test, which was positive before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods got over ten days back, but I started getting an itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from the next day onwards. After four days, I started bleeding again, but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, I did a pregnancy test, and it came out positive with a very...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The vaginal itching after cycles can most probably be a candidal infection. If it continues, you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle (from your usual)? A weakly positive test, followed by a negative, is unlikely to be pregnancy. The spotting can...  Read Full »

Please suggest some home remedies for BV.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I have become sexually active within the six months for the first time and have come in contact with the use of douches and different sexual partners. Unfortunately, I think I have given myself bacterial vaginosis and not realized it. I have a strong odor down there,...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria or organisms in the vagina. This balance between good and bad bacteria is needed to protect the vagina from new infections. The use of too many antibiotics and douches will kill bo...  Read Full »

Does Flagyl cause cotton cheese discharge and itching in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,My period was earlier than usual, about nine days earlier, and my cycle this time was 21 days, while usually, it is 28 or 29 days. This period was heavy and long for about six days. Then for about a week later, during ovulation time, I started bleeding dark again.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As explained, the period was heavy, and it stopped now. I guess there is nothing to panic about. However, we need to ascertain the reasons for the early periods this time and about the bleeding during ovulation. Do you have any history of similar problems anytime in ...  Read Full »

Why do I have yellowish vaginal discharge and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask questions about my problem. I have vaginal discharge and I started to have a watery discharge. I also have a mild odor with yellowish discharge when I started using birth control pills. I am using it for ten days now. I feel uncomfortable and it is very itchy. Please ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding vaginal discharge. It can occur due to various causes. It can occur due to a fungal infection, a bacterial infection, and due to sexually transmitted diseases. For getting a better answer, it is necessary to know more about the sympto...  Read Full »

How are itchy bumps on the vagina treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old unmarried female. From last one year, I have been suffering from vaginal infection. A few small bumps have grown inside the skin of the vagina. Sometimes, I feel itching inside it. I am sexually active with my fiance. I have consulted a specialist. She told me due t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a contact dermatitis superadded on the warts. Use Panderm cream (combination of Ornidazole, Clobetasol, Terbinafine and Ofloxacin) on the affected area twice a day for 15 days. Also, put Clingen forte vaginal pessary (combination of Clotrimazole, ...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal itching with discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I had vaginal itching (mostly on the inside, also a bit on the outside) and whitish-yellow discharge. I took yeast infection medication and right after that, the itching and discharge stopped. But now I again have some discharge and a small amount of itching. My period is three weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the symptoms continue for two to three days after the treatment. What medication have you taken? And for how long? Have you finished the treatment? Anyway, if the symptom continues, perform another vaginal swab to revaluate the infection.  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy and inflamed lumps on the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few lumps on my vagina, which get itchy and inflamed and then go back down. I have had a herpes swab, and it is negative. I was wondering if it could be genital warts? I have had HPV infections.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a few lumps on your vagina, which are itchy. According to the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you may suffer from genital warts, small colored lumps. These may have a cauliflower-...  Read Full »

How to treat itchy vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an itchy vagina, which aggravates at night. It has been about three days since experiencing itchy valvular. It aggravates at night. Application of anything with Boric powder soothes temporarily. What is causing it? Recently I started taking medicines of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I know if you face any vaginal discharge problems like foul smell, thick white discharge, or any watery or greenish-yellow discharge?  Read Full »

Due to vaginal itching and bloody discharge, I am unable to have intercourse. Please help.

Query: I have been unable to have comfortable sex for 2 months and am not sure why. At first I noticed dilute bloody tissue/discharge, which was probably bloody from my period just about to start. Then I noticed my vagina was very itchy for a week. Since then, occassionally I would have a spot or two of di...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Thank you for getting in touch with us. I read your explanation very carefully and I’m sorry that you are suffering from these problems. I would really like to tell you that you don’t need to see a local doctor, but you have to. The probability that you’re suffering from some form...  Read Full »

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