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Right before my period I've experienced slight itching

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Right before my period I've experienced slight itching outside parts of my vagina. I am now almost a week out of having my period and still expierncing itching swollen irrational around outside of my vagina I see no blisters or ulcers. No thick discharge or smell. What is it? I am 7 months out postpartum I had itchy vagina whole pregnancy and before I got pregnant before my period had same problem itchy and swollen irrated vagina. Please help me I'm married and never cheated or had sex with anyone else while engaged or married.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

Sometimes after shower or cool wash rag helps and antiitch wipes

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

It could be bacterial vaginosis

have you been tested for anything?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Recently ?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

yeah?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
When I was pregnant I got tested for hpv chlymedia gonarrhea hiv tested negative for all
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'm due for my annual this week.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Ok good.

Bacterial vaginosis is what you have

This is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria called gardernella.

It is treated with oral antibiotics

Very common and benign

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How exactly are you sure what I have?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

These are classic symptoms

I have seen it dozens of times

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I know I have no ulcers or blisters but is there a way to tell about genital herpes ? And why does it accur before and after I get my period?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

That is common with BV

As your hormones change with your period, it causes the bacteria to grow more and less

If it isn't painful ulcers, then it isn't herpes

but your doctor can swab it and test for it

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Bacterial vaginos is a std?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No I have no ulcers or blisters just swollen red itchy irrated outside of my vagina.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

No it is not an STD

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