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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What could cause vaginal and anal itching without a discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vaginal itch whenever I am active or at work. It tends to reach my anus at times, causing both to itch at once. I do not have any chunky discharge or anything of the sort, but sometimes there is a smell but not too strong. It has been happening for a while now and I do not want...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching in the vaginal region could be a sign of yeast infection. Avoid sweating of that area and keep changing your undergarments frequently and keep the area dry. Sometimes improper hygiene while shaving public hair can also cause local infections and lead to ge...  Read Full »

I have PCOS with vaginal itching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I think I may have a yeast down there. My vagina is itching for almost 2 weeks now. I do not know if this is because of hormones because I have PCOS too and it has been 73 days since my last period. I started taking Duphaston to start my pills again. What can I do to stop itching down...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. The symptoms which you have described, it is likely that you are suffering from vaginal infection. You have PCOS as well that makes the situation even more difficult. Are you experiencing any discharge also, what...  Read Full »

Please suggest some home remedies for BV.

Query: Hi..I am 19 years old. I have become sexually active within the 6 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 BV and not realized it. I have a strong odor down there a little bit of itching, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, How are you doing? Hope you & your loved ones are safe and healthy. Bacterial vaginosis is due to the imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria/ organisms in vagina. This balance between good & bad bacteria is needed to protect vagina from new infections. Use of too many ant...  Read Full »

Does vaginal swelling with itching indicate vaginal yeast infection?

Query: Hello doctor, What should I do if I think I have a yeast infection? But I am leaving for a trip very soon and do not have time to visit a gynecologist. I have never had a yeast infection before but I am slightly swollen and itchy. I have had these two symptoms for a week now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. The symptoms which you have described, it is likely that you are suffering from vaginal infection and as such you have self diagnosed it. Do you have some discharge also and is the discharge foul smelling?...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, My periods got over 10 days back, but i started getting very itchy vagina and very thick white discharge from next day onwards. After 4 days, I started bleeding again but it was like spotting. After someone suggested, i did pregnancy test and it came out positive with very light second line on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: dear, welcome to iclinq. com saw ur queries. The vaginal itching after cycles voild most probably be candidal infection. if it continues you need to take antifungals. Was there a delay in this cycle ( from your usual) ? weakly positive test, followed by a negative is unlikely to be pregnancy .. ...  Read Full »

What could cause itching and irritation in vagina with brownish discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, Lately, I have had itching and irritation in my vagina, discharge has also been a dark almost brownish color. What does this mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your problem and will surely help you. The symptoms which you have described, it is likely that you are suffering from vaginal infection. Is the discharge foul smelling? When was your last actual or proper period? How was the flow and for how many...  Read Full »

Why do I get vaginal itching with smelly discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am having a genital itch for over a week already. I have a partner who is also experiencing itch, redness, and scaling. Before the itch, I notice white thick discharge, and then the itchiness came with brownish smelly discharge. I previously had UTI before...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably you are having fungal vaginitis. You should wear cotton panties and clean your genital area with Savlon in a glass of water after every urination. Both of you required treatment.  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and itchy vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and suddenly I am having vaginal dryness and a bit of itching especially at night. I have tried all homemade remedies for my periods but I did not get it. What should I do now? And this vaginal dryness is literally making me feel irritated. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to inform you that PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) could be an underlying cause for vaginal dryness due to hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS itself. Secondly, itching is probably the result of vaginal dryness rather than anything else. In case ...  Read Full »

What can cause a bump on the vagina in a non-sexually active female?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and virgin. Lately, I have¬†been having some problems down there. I have a bump or something on the right lip of my vagina. Sometimes, I feel itch and it sting unexpectedly throughout the day. It also did not heal. I am sure that it cannot be an STI or STD, because I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I do understand your dilemma. I have a few simple suggestions for you. Bear in mind though that the best method of treatment in your case is for you to visit a gynecologist and have him or her see the lesion. Keep your privates dry. Wipe thoroughly, but gently after...  Read Full »

What could cause an itchy vagina with no foul odor or discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel itchy but I do not see any weird symptoms like foul odor, yeast, etc.  Read Full »


Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If no unusual foul odor or curdy white discharge, therefore no sign of infection. Itchiness can be secondary to irritation whether chemical or mechanical. Chemical in the form of the soap used or feminine wash and mechanical in the form of panty liners, pads, or ev...  Read Full »

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