Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
Also, do you itch between the area between the vagina and the anus?
Also, do you use any medications, creams, pills, etc?
Are you on any hormones?
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At times, I itch just about everywhere down there, but yes, I do itch there also. I had an small amount of itching inside for years but seems to be from dryness. This is worse than from dryness it seems. No creams other than tried a hydrocortisone cream couple of times and just today used a fungal cream(Lotrimin AF) No hormones. On medications ( simvastatin 20 mg, lopressor 50 mg., fish oil, and a zyretec 10mg. daily)
Hi I have some suggestions for you
1. Since you had a Hysterectomy you CAN SAFELY use Estrogen alone - such as the Vagifem estrogen suppository - this will actually Decrease the risk of breast cancer (NOT increase it) - and this should help with the dryness, itching and thinning of the skin.
2. The VAgifem is a prescription you will need from your doctor
3. Next - Use Replens - this is a vaginal moisturizer - that is over the counter - and works wonderfully
4 Then I would suggest that your doctor check you specifically for a yeast infection that is resistant to many over the counter products and might need a prescription such as to Fluconazole (same thing as Diflucan) or Terconazole (same thing as Terazol).
5. Then I would strongly suggest getting a very small biopsy done by an ob/gyn in the area between the anus and vagina - because you might have something called Lichen Sclerosis
Lichen sclerosis - needs a High potency steroid cream called Clobesterol (the Hydrocortisone is a very Low potency steroid)
I hope this helps and it should
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But have no discharge for yeast infection. Is there anything over the counter that I can use along with the replens to try now as I just called my ob/gyn and she moved from this area. Hate to start a new dr. as it takes awhile to get in as a new patient. I want to get some relief now.
yes, - a yeast infection does not always have a discharge - and many resistant yeast infections actually do not have discharges - hence why testing is important and why you might need a prescription medication for this instead -
Well - any Doctor can prescribe what I mentions
But, do this
1. Pick up Replens - this is over the counter and does NOT require a prescription.
2. If you have a Primary care provider - not necessarily an ob/gyn - get that doctor to prescribe you the Vagifem - That should help you a LOT - I find that women who have had hysterctomies benefit a Lot from this.
Then IF you happen to have a yeast infection or Lichen sclerosis AFTER testing - then you can get the proper prescriptions then
But the more immediate relief can be provided by the Replens and the Vagifem
I hope this helps
Yes, it'll give me something to try til I can get to a OB/Gyn. Thank you.
you are very welcome -
I see you also used the antifungal cream just one - USE that daily for at least 7 to 10 days
I wish you well
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