For the past few days I've been experiencing itch near the opening of my vagina and on my clitoris! At first The itch started near my vagina opening after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend, we've had sex so many times like this and I know he hasn't been sleeping around etc, although when we did it he hadn't showered for a day.. Is it possible some bacterial exchange occurred?
I thought it could have been a yeast infection but I don't have the odor and any bumps, soreness or swollen like symptoms! Just an itch, it's also bearable at times comes and goes. Im on birth control but have been missing days, stressed a bit and not eating right. I also have hay fever at the moment.
Has anyone experienced these problems? Should I wait it out. As it seems to be going away it mainly itches when I touch the area. Any suggestions?
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The itching in genital area that you describe suggests possible vaginal/vulval infection. Change in vaginal discharge color, appearance, consistency, or smell and association of other symptoms could be suggestive of possibility of vaginal infection. The infection could have been caused due to sexual intercourse or due to hormonal changes. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation (vaginal swab/smear test, PAP smear test) to look for the undying cause. Get started on treatment as indicated by your examination findings/investigation results. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes.
If you have not been regular with your birth control pill use, and have been missing taking pills at scheduled time daily, you can be at risk for pregnancy. Pregnancy also changes vaginal secretions and you can get more susceptible to infection. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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