A couple of days a go I noticed that after intercourse my vagina had seemed to shrink close up. I washed down as usual and thought nothing more of it but then a day or two later it started to have a mild on and off itch. Now, 3 days later, I have more frequent itching, it is red sore (although this is probably down to the scratching) there is no odour! but alternates between being VERY dry and having a slight whitish discharge; again there is no odor to this discharge.
My partner and I had intercourse whilst I still have these symptoms and shows no symptoms similar or of any abnormality himself.
I was just hoping that someone would have any advice or information on this matter?? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you~!
(I also started a new birth control pill - Loestrin 20. I hope this isn't the cause :S)
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The itching could be due to changes in vaginal secretions/pH of the vaginal secretions after birth control use. The itching could also suggest possibility of vaginal infection (men can remain asymptomatic even if infected). Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination, vaginal swab/smear test to look for the underlying cause. Hormonal analysis done would help to rule out hormonal insufficiency. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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