How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. D. Love Your Own Question

Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 17546
Experience:  Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.
21597572
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. D. Love is online now

Severe vaginal pain, discomfort, itching, stinging, also have

Customer Question

Severe vaginal pain, discomfort, itching, stinging, also have fever and coughing though probably not related
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 10 months ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. The primary concern in a woman having severe vaginal pain is that there is an infection, either of the vagina or of the female genital tract. There are several different types of infections that can occur. The most common is a yest vaginal infection, but there is usually more itching than pain and a white discharge. If the itching is also severe, then a yeast infection would be more likely. A bacterial infection or a parasite infection, called trichomonas, are also quite common, and would be the greater concerns if the pain is more significant than the itching. The proper diagnosis would involve an examination, including microscopic examination of vaginal mucus/discharge. Treatment would be oriented towards the identified germ, including vaginal anti-fungal medicines or oral antibiotics. In most countries, there are vaginal anti-fungal medicines available over the counter, but it is recommended that women use them after they have a known yeast infection and are more certain that there is a recurrence. If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks Doctor.
The pain is worse than the itching. It stings more than itches. I have had this pain for two days now, and just got the multi-gyn floraplus today. Should this ease the pain? There is no white discharge. There has been spots of bleeding too, but not often. I find it hard to sleep, but when I do sleep I wake up sweating with a temperature. What would you advise I do now and are there any things I can do at home myself to ease the pain?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 10 months ago.
Since it stings more than itches and there is no white discharge, then it is more likely a bacterial infection. The Multi-Gyn Floraplus is intended to help promote healthy good germs in the vagina, which can help for either yeast or bacterial vaginal infecytion. While this is as good as can be done over the counter to relieve symptoms of a bacterial infection, it is better at preventing recurrences. The treatments that are better at eradicating the infections are the medicines noted above, so it is also recommended that women with these symptoms should see their doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment oriented towards the specific germ identified.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.