My doctor advised me to treat it with Monistat just in case. It didn't go away and
so he gave me metrogel
(after negative tests!) to try just in case. Well, 10 months later I am still having this irritation. It gets worse the first few days after my period ends. I am 40 years old. My cycle went from 28 days on the mark to 26 days, and now I am down to every 23 days. But, my doctor says that because I am still having my period, it can't be low estrogen.