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My vagina has been extremely itchy this past week, it’s

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My vagina has been extremely itchy this past week, it’s starting to smell slightly more than normal and some lumps appeared the other day but they are gone now. Is there anything to be concerned about?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: 1 week. If I’m busy it tends to not bother me but it’s when I change clothes sometimes for example it gets really itchy
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I had sex 2 weeks ago and wasn’t sure if that was anything to do with it??
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Hi there! I’m Dr. Josh, a Board Certified Physician with 15+ years of experience in clinical practice and I would serve you with care and patience.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Respected customer,

I am sorry to hear about your problem, but please do not worry. I will try my best to resolve this issue.

Before I answer your question, I would like to get some more information:

Do you have a white discharge that has a consistency like cottage cheese?

Please feel comfortable with me.

Thank you,

I am waiting for your reply..

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Yh
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Do you have any ideas what it could be?
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Do you have vaginal itching/ swelling/ soreness?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
it’s very itchy and can be sore when you touch it sometimes
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Do you get a pain/ burning sensation with urination?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Sometimes
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Are you currently on any regular medications?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Respected customer

I appreciate all this additional information you have given.

Please give me a few minutes to review this and type up an answer.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 days ago.

Respected Customer,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problem and I know how worrisome this situation can be for you but hopefully, we can resolve this.

I understand that you have passed thick white vaginal discharge along with vaginal itching/ burning sensation and discomfort.

As such, your symptoms are related to Vaginal yeast infection.

It is a very common infection and can be easily treated.

This occurs from an imbalance within vaginal flora.

The vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast, including candida, and bacteria.

A healthy vagina has bacteria and some yeast cells.

But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells multiplied, and this results in a yeast infection.

Yeast infections are very common in healthy females as well and easily treatable.

You can buy OTC Canesten soft gel pessary.

This would be easily available in the UK.

https://www.canesten.co.uk/intimate-health/thrush

Regarding probiotic supplements, you can take Optibac.

Please check the below link-

https://www.optibacprobiotics.com/uk/product/probiotics-for-women

And take OTC Benadryl Allergy tablet once a day for 5 days.

In a few days, you would become free from symptoms.

You can also use the following tips-

· Keep your genital area clean and dry. Use plain, unscented soap.

· Avoid colored or perfumed toilet tissue and a bubble bath.

·You can wear cotton panties or pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid panties made from synthetic materials.

· You should try to change out of wet clothing, especially wet bathing suits or exercise clothing, as soon as possible.

· You can avoid feminine hygiene sprays and douches.

· You should try to eat yogurt with live cultures

· You should cleanse by wiping or washing from front to back (vagina to anus) after urinating or having a bowel movement.

·You can lose weight if you are overweight.

· You should try to keep your blood sugars under good control if you have diabetes.

These measures would help you and would resolve such symptoms.

I reassure you that there is nothing serious behind this so please don't stress yourself.

Please go through the measures, as we discussed and you would be free from such symptoms in a few days.

Hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if you want to discuss this further.

Thank you.