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I've been experiencing a lot of pain in terms of peeing or

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I've been experiencing a lot of pain in terms of peeing or pooping. I feel bloated/gassy. Also, both my butt and vaginal area burn/itch a lot lately, especially when I go to the bathroom.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: It's been on and off for the past couple of weeks. It's hard to say what makes it worse. I've been trying to include a lot of fiber in my diet. And I thought I had a urinary tract infection, but I don't experience most of the symptoms associated with that.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not particularly
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

do you eat spicy foods, drink alcohol, excessive caffeine? these can cause burning when you urinate and have bowel movement as well

are you able to improve your diet, cut out gluten, white flour, spicy foods, alcohol, sodas, fast foods and eat more protein, fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, fish, chicken?

are you drinking enough fluids?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't really eat much spicy food, or drink alcohol, but I do drink a small amount of caffeinated drinks. I am trying to cute out gluten and white flour. I'm vegan, so I don't eat poultry or meat, and I don't drink soda/eat fast food.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I drink a lot of water too
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I see.

you may have to cut out milk and dairy which can help some with bloating.

do you sweat a lot in your gluteal and groin areas? this can lead to skin fungal infections and itchy skin

keep drinking lots of water.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I've already cut out dairy for several years now. And yes, I do sweat a lot in those areas. I feel like that's one of the main reasons why I have these issues, but I'm not sure if there's a way to control the sweating.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

sweating a lot in your private areas can increase your risks for skin fungal infection which can irritate your skin and cause itchiness

you should use corn starch baby powder in areas where you sweat to dry the skin and prevent infections

and use antifungal powders and spray as well to help fight fungal infection on the skin

let me know if you have other questions.
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