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Scratch between anus and vagina

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For the past 5 to 6 months I have noticed that the area between my anus and my vagina feels scratched. I also have itching at times and also what seems to be a tear. I am worried about what it might be or what might have caused it. And I just want to know if theres anything I could do to heal it and prevent the tears and itching. I'm not sure if it has to do with having lost of my virginity more then a year back. But I haven't done anything for over a year now. So i'm not sure why it feels like this only since the past 6 months.


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replied February 28th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A10342
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

There’s possibility of the itching being due to a fungal infection of the genital area called tinea cruris.

The treatment is usually with anti-fungal ointments. It’s very important to keep the genital area dry as a wet genital area increases the chances of fungal infections.

It could also be due to hemorrhoids which tend to produce the mucous discharge resulting in the itching around the anal area.

A vaginal infection like trichomoniasis or candidiasis can also give rise to similar itching but is usually associated with a discharge from the vagina.

Please do consult a surgeon/gynecologist for the confirmation of the diagnosis. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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