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I AM 86 AND A WIDOW, WHAT CAUSES ITCHING I THE VAGINA AND…

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I AM 86 AND...

I AM 86 AND A WIDOW, WHAT CAUSES ITCHING I THE VAGINA AND REXCTUM MOSTLY AT NIGHT?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?

COUPLE OF MONTH, HEALTH GOOD, DISGNOSED WITH DIABETES 6 MOS AGO, BUT a

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

A1C IS 6.3, WALK EACH DAY 1 MILE. Watch my diet.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having itching in vagina & rectum especially at night can most likely due to yeast infection.It is one of the most common infection in females.

As you are diagnosed with diabetes- you are much more prone to such infection.

Following is recommended for you now:

· Apply ointment monistat vaginal cream.It is a broad spectrum anti-fungal agent.It is available as over the counter without prescription & will help you greatly.

· Probiotics are one of the most important parts of a Candida albicans/yeast infection cure..There are many brands of probiotics easily available as over the counter at your pharmacy.

If still after this the symptoms persists,then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral antifungal medication like fluconazole (diflucan) or Itraconazole (sporanox) will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatment & doctor visit & prescription medications are less likely required.

Thank you.

Hope this helped

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Do you have any other follow up question?

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

I am still waiting for your reply.

If you have any questions regarding your itching in vagina or rectum or any other symptoms,please let me know..I am happy to address your follow-up questions.

I am online & I am waiting for your reply.

Please do reply.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have used monistat but never felt that helped, I do take a probiotic each day and have for years. Will probably request the doctor to prescribe one of these medications you mentioned.
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for replying back.

If you have already used monistat without any relief, then there is another possibility also.

These symptoms may be due to bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis.It is caused by a combination of multiple bacteria.It is the most common vaginal infection. .It is treatable with antibiotics prescribed by a health care provider.

Also you need to do following to maintain good genital hygiene:

· Keep you genital area clean & dry .

· Remove wet, sweaty bottom clothing as soon as possible.

· Always wipe yourself from front to back after experiencing a bowel movement to prevent fecal matter from coming into contact with your vagina, which can cause a bacterial infection.

· Avoid perfumed soaps, gels and antiseptics as these can affect the healthy balance of bacteria and pH levels in the vagina and cause irritation.

So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment with oral anti fungal/antibiotics will be done accordingly.

Thank you.

And please don't forget to leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today,

we only get after positive feedback.Bonus is highly appreciated.

We are here to help you until you satisfy

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Hi,

Just checking in to see how things are going.

Do you need further assistance?Is there anything else that you would like to know?

I am online & is waiting for your reply.

Please do reply.

Thank you.

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