i have very itchy vagina lips and when i scratch them they really start to burn! and yesterday they were swollen. i havent had sex with my partner in a few days because its too sore. he was complaining of having itchy balls the other day aswel, can you advise me on what this could be? i dont want to go to the doctor because i find it rather embarrasing when they have to stick things up you to check for infections etc. plus when i phone up, i wouldnt know what to say :(
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Your symptoms are suggestive of infection (vaginitis, or vulvovaginitis, bacterial vaginosis or fungal infection, etc). You should consider going ahead with visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to identify the causative agent and get started on appropriate treatment. Get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection. Avoid having intercourse while being on treatment or use additional protection if having intercourse while being on medications to continue to have protection from your birth control. Drink plenty of water.
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