Vulva dryness

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HI, Itching can be caused by dryness and soothing creams will help. Also steroid creams will give instant relief. If there is no relief then consult a gynaecologist for an examination to rule out fungal infection. Hope this helps.
I recently turned 41 and have started having problems with dryness in the vulva leading to painful intercourse. At times it itches and the pain feels like cuts or like needles poking me. At times certain areas will bleed but not necessarily from having intercourse but I think its from the dryness. I have been taking birth control for a while to control heavy menstrual cycles and just recently found out that I am diabetic.
I have had some issues with burning in my vulva, constantly and all over for about 2.5 months, no pain just discomfort. My derm. thinks its eczema and steroid cream has helped. I have noticed upon self examination which unfortunately I do often that on the left side in the crease of the vulva twice now over the last 3 months I've seen what appears to be this light white or flesh colored patch. It is not raised and it is not fluid filled. It reminds me of a water blister with no fluid in it.
My boyfriend has been experiencing redness, severe dryness and even sometimes cracking on his penis. This started happening shortly after we started dating (about 3 years ago). It is definitely worsened when we have sex or he masturbates. He went to a doctor a few years ago and the doctor told him that I probably had a yeast infection. I have since been treated twice and it is still happening. I do have some redness in the vaginal area, but I don't think that it is abnormal.
- Irritated and itchy vulva area, - When severe, skin becomes raw, clitoris looks swollen and pushed out, - White callused looking skin appears (skin eventually breaks) around the clitoris, - Labia majora sometimes becomes swollen as a result of the irritation - Gland on right groin has been hardened in the past couple of years, and when the condition worsens, it becomes sore (doctor had previously said it was normal) - Extreme flares and conditions exist approximately a week or two prior to m
) for many years. I do not have chronic problems with dryness or moisture. Most recently I also discovered a new thing.. two little tiny bumps on the inside of my labia majora near the vaginal opening. They are tiny and I mean small.. one is slightly hard and the other is not, they are virtually symetrically located. They have since improved, but have been hanging around for a couple of weeks, one of them a little tender.
For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
so i switched back to microgestin which my labido didn't start to improve for a year and even now 3 years later is no where near the same and still vaginal dryness. back to the infections... for 9 months i switched between yeast and bacterial infections until i finally got a normal flora culture back. however, since then i have had redness and sex is very painful.
about two years ago, ive taken an antibiotic for 7 days but after a month i didnt notice anything but times pass by i started notice some itchyness around the upper part of my vulva but i just ignore it coz maybe it will go away but then it keeps so uncomfortable and got so itchy and i cant help it.until now ive suffered much more about this vulvar itching.please do help me!!!! it feels like getting worse coz i keep scratching it until now.
I do not have chronic problems with dryness or moisture. Most recently I also discovered a new thing.. two little tiny bumps on the inside of my labia majora near the vaginal opening. They are tiny and I mean small.. one is slightly hard and the other is not, they are virtually symetrically located. They have since improved, but have been hanging around for a couple of weeks, one of them a little tender.
By 'vagina' I'm sure you're meaning the outside (vulva and labia). I'm actually 16 but I had that sort of vaginal/vulva dryness and it was caused by a lack of estrogen. Your estrogen levels drop when you're on your period so that would be the cause. To treat the external dryness my gyno told me to put crisco on it because it's basically just lard which is an amazing natural moisturizer, yes sounds way out there but it actually works very well (just use the vegetable shortening kind).
I am having itching , irritation, pain when urinating , discomfort in the vagina and vulva. I have a tingling sensation in the vagina. There is also a sharp pain in the vulva just before the entrance to the vagina. It also hurts in the groin.I don't have a vaginal discharge. But I do have vaginal dryness.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection. I suggest you to get all these causes ruled out from a gynecologist.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection.
And then yesterday my vagina started itching and burning really badly (vulva and internally). My vulva is completely red and irritated, and my vagina has become swollen shut. I also feel some pelvic cramping. I don't have any foul-smelling discharges or sores. I scheduled an appt. to get tested for STDs-- but they didn't have an appt. available for another week, so any help is really appreciated as I'm very worried.
the mucus level again falls and returns to it's sticky stage and again a feeling of dryness near vulva persists..
Hello Dr. In May I went to the GYN with itchy vulva (I am 46) and some dryness. He gave me Clobetasol which I used for 7 days and it made it worse It started itching and burning terribly. . Biopsy negative for LS. Went to a dermatologist who ordered Desonide--still burning. Labs drawn--I am in menopause. E ring inserted along with Estrace cream. I am itching so bad it feels like poison ivy on my vulva and entrance to my vagina.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection. Although genital warts don't cause pain, they can cause discomfort during sexual activity.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection. Although genital warts don't cause pain, they can cause discomfort during sexual activity.
Hello, Vulvodynia can be due to many causes like dry vulva, persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
redness of the vagina and vulva cracked skin around the entrance to the vagina swelling of the vagina and vulva sores in the surrounding area (this is rare, but may indicate the presence of another fungal condition, or the herpes simplex virus – the virus that causes genital herpes). looks like you need to see a doctor ASAP!!!!!
I have been having trouble with vaginal dryness, mixed with a strange issue of the skin. It seems a little like discharge or smega, it actually smells kind of fragrant, like damp, fresh, sweet bread, and rolls a little like plasticene. I have polycistic ovaries and fairly mild PCOS. Before I became sexually active this was how my vulva was normally, and I didn't realise until it was healthily lubricated how itchy and irritating it was.
Hello, Pain in vulva is due to vulvodynia which can be due to many causes like persistent vaginal yeast infection, irritation to antifungal treatment , sensitivity or allergy to something touching the vulva, such as soap or bubble bath, a drop in the hormone oestrogen, causing dryness of the vulva, stress, lichen sclerosus or recurrent herpes simplex infection. Although genital warts don't cause pain, they can cause discomfort during sexual activity.
A couple of days later I had a little bit of time and went to use it. Purely external on the clitoris and vulva area. No insertion. After about 5 minutes I realized I hadn't washed it or cleaned it! Panic mode set in. I washed myself with antibacterial soap and then stupidly doused myself with Purell. I looked back to see who it was actually sold from and it's from what looks like an auction house that sells quite a few lelo brands.
on one side the other day, so I looked at it. Although the pain is mostly localized to the one side, both sides of my vulva look identical in that they are bright red, as opposed to their normal light pink. Now that I think about it, I think this happens to me a lot, especially right after my period (which just ended the other day). It goes away on its own, but I'm wondering if it's something I should see a doctor about, or if I should just attribute it to low estrogen levels or something.
The moment we try to start it is unbearable, and feels like I'm being torn apart. We thought maybe it was a dryness issue, but lube did not resolve the problem. After sex I am extremely sore, and it feels as though the bottom of my vulva is ripped. It isn't my vagina that hurts, only the skin around the outside. Any ideas about what's wrong?
Did you mean "some women experience vaginal DRYNESS", or "LOSS OF wetness", whilst you see something else? I am ~ your 'stage of youth', as I like to call it, and I have always been blessed with an abundance of vaginal lubrication, along with other, less desireable, exudations in the folds of the vulva, and mine increased briefly as well, then subsided significantly. Have patience. Change is the key, as you know, to understanding your body.
As of last week after a gynocological appt and exam I have pain that feels like my bladder sling is to tight or that I have vulva problems. It hurts all over the area. I can't sleep or sit. I am taking tylinol. Is it possible that the sling moved and it is not cutting off circulation to the area? I am in constant pain. I have an appt this week with the gynocolgist for some treatment for dryness.
vaginismus (reflex tightening of the muscles at the opening of your vagina);vaginal dryness etc. Other possibilities are sexual response problems (such as lack of desire or arousal; emotions like fear, guilt or shame etc). If due to vaginismus, physical therapy and relaxation exercises may help .Insufficient arousal causes by less foreplay or psychological cause like stress can be treated by spending more time in foreplay which would increase the vaginal secretion.
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