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For a week now down below has become very sore painful swollen

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For a week now down below has become very sore painful swollen and inflammed I am a women of 33 years old with two children,.

It is really painful to pee and no 2 im so very embarrassed.

it os on the right hand side of my vagina...externaarea. i have tried caneston vagisol for pain and it not improving.

Its getting much more painful and im feeling sick with it.

I have a rerlatively good state of health...history of PCOS and my periods were regularly following birth of my last child 3 yrs aio. However i havent had a period for 14 weeks. No signs or symptoms of periods.

I am just worried it is something scarey. as pain is severe
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen :

Hello

Customer:

hi there Dr Owen

Dr Owen :

Hi

Customer:

I would be grateful for your advice . I can get a GP appointment for a week and in so much pain

Dr Owen :

Do you have any discharge?

Customer:

I am not sleeping as scared its sometihing serious

Dr Owen :

what is your height and weight?

Customer:

no

Customer:

i am 5 foot 3

Customer:

weight 14 stone

Dr Owen :

okay - let me do some writing...hold for a bit

Customer:

thankyou

Dr Owen :

are you on birth control?

Customer:

no

Dr Owen :

are you in a monogamous relationship?

Customer:

yes been married for 7 years same sexual partner for 11 years, He has no similar problems

Dr Owen :

okay

Dr Owen :

do you have diabetes or prediabetes?

Customer:

no

Dr Owen :

okay

Dr Owen :

well you might have a yeast infection - that is resistant

Dr Owen :

so hence you should get a culture for this

Dr Owen :

and then you might need a prescription medication such as Diflucan

Customer:

could it be anything more serious than this? its only on the oneside i can feel lumps

Dr Owen :

Also you should be checked for something called Lichen - and hence you might need a Steroid cream for this

Dr Owen :

Very UNLIKELY anything to be serious, especially at your age

Dr Owen :

so a good test such as a culture and a small biopsy if the prescription medication does not work

Customer:

in regard to my periods being missing i am concerned also. as this is the longest they are missing even with PCOS

Dr Owen :

this has to do with PCOS - missing periods NOT something that is serious - it never is

Customer:

i am just concerned there is a underlying issue causing this

Dr Owen :

the underlying cause is PCOS - it usually is at your age

Dr Owen :

the other reasons would be a thyroid condition - if you have not had this checked - a TSH thyroid blood test should be done

Dr Owen :

and then also even stress/ anxiety can cause this

Customer:

okay you have reassured me and hiopefully I will sleep better now. I will attend a GUM clinic tomorrow as its a walkin

Customer:

many many thanks

Dr Owen :

You are welcome

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have a very good evening

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