I'm a bit concerned because I have had this vaginal itching and rawness for about 2 weeks maybe? At first I thought it was a yeast infection, but the upper & outer part of my labia are itchy, and irritated! I can't stand it because I have no idea what is going on.
I was tested early on for STDS, vaginal infections, etc. My boyfriend has also been tested and has no known STDS or infections. So what could it possibly be?
Could it just be a really bad yeast infection, and it's just affected my outer labia?
Could it be BV and I just don't know it?
I have Dr. appt. in another week so I'll have my OB check if it hasn't gone away, but I am looking for some insight on what it could possibly be?
Sounds like the kind of yeast infections I get occaisionally. Mine never seemed to go inside really, but were HORRIBLY itchy and raw all over my labia... inner and outer. I never had the cottage cheesy discharge or any of the other vaginal symptoms. The monistat cream worked great for me. Good luck.. those are no fun at all.
I had two YI's while pregnant and I never iched on the inside. I would go get it checked by your doctor. They can give you a pill that you only take once and it cures it in like one day. It worked great for me!
Thats exactly how I felt when I had VB.... awful stuff
problem is I don't wear underwear, or I haven't since I've been preg-o, lulz, so it would seem that I'd just have some kind of small irritation, but it's awful! I will have my doctor look at it though.
It's almost embarassing because I'm finding myself constantly itching my crotch, but not realizing I'm doing so until I see someone staring at me like "you probably shouldn't be doing that". :shock:
I have also been very sweaty down there, so if I have a yeast infection I'm sure my sweat isn't helping the irritation!
Quoting Rotten Rachel:
i wear pantie liners because I feel wet and leaky down there and I hate that, but no matter what kind of pantie liners I wear they make me raw feeling, like they rub and it hurts =(
I have an almost constant itch- been to dr's repeatedly, for years, it's not yeast or soap or detergents or or or or or lol.
All i've found that helps is eating a lower-acid diet (I guess the ph down there changes based on diet). So if the discharge has a dif ph than what your body is used to, it can lead to itching. Can't hurt to get tested for a YI, but there are SO many things that can affect it, soap and diet etc. I also found- weirdly- that a little bit of lube in the morning kept things ok for the rest of the day. I don't know why- maybe just helps to moisten and soothe what could be irritated.
Jesus, this whole thing is totally TMI. I know it too! Sorry!
I found that wearing undies was giving me a lot of yeast infections due to the discharge, so that is why I stopped wearing them. I figured having it more breathable down there was a smart thing to do concerning that. Could be multiple reasons as to why it's itchy and raw, I guess I'll never know unless I have my doctor check.
Well i have been expriencing the same thing for the past few weeks.I had a yeast infection a month ago and thats gone but my outer lips keep itching..My midwife checked me the other dayme said that i was clean and i dint have any infection and she said sometimes when your pregnant your pubic hairs down there irritate the lip while being pregnant..so that might be what your experiencing!!
TMI TMI - but I get that after having sex. Raw, red, itchy and just awful.
Quoting Rotten Rachel: