OB GYN

Ob-Gyn questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

OB GYN

Right before my period I've experienced slight itching

Customer Question
Right before my period...

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: 6 months ago.Category: OB GYN
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
7/30/2017
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago
DocPhilMD
DocPhilMD, Doctor
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 58,004
Experience: Board Certified Internist trained in OB/GYN
Verified

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

It could be bacterial vaginosis

have you been tested for anything?

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Recently ?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

yeah?

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
When I was pregnant I got tested for hpv chlymedia gonarrhea hiv tested negative for all
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm due for my annual this week.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 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.

if done for now, please leave a 5 star rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me again:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-irondoc/

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How exactly are you sure what I have?
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

These are classic symptoms

I have seen it dozens of times

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 6 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 6 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

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Bacterial vaginos is a std?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No I have no ulcers or blisters just swollen red itchy irrated outside of my vagina.
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

No it is not an STD

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago
Need more help?
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

just click send to reply

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Ask DocPhilMD Your Own Question
DocPhilMD
DocPhilMD
DocPhilMD, Doctor
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 58,004
58,004 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Board Certified Internist trained in OB/GYN

DocPhilMD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. C.

Dr. C.

Board Certified

2,537 satisfied customers

30 years of experience and an award-winning educator.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Monika Hearne, M.D.

Board Certified OB/GYN

5,752 satisfied customers

With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.

Dr. Charles

Dr. Charles

OB/GYN (Doctor)

142 satisfied customers

Board Certified. Solo practice for 8 years; delivered more than 1300 infants and performed more than 800 surgeries.

Dr. K.

Dr. K.

MD

2,351 satisfied customers

Board certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

1,651 satisfied customers

MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)

Dr.JBB

Dr.JBB

Board Certified OB/GYN

1,293 satisfied customers

15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence

Dr. Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence

OB/GYN

822 satisfied customers

Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
Oh my! My son has HIV, TB and cirosys of the liver we are in
Oh my! My son has HIV, TB and cirosys of the liver we are in Mexcio … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
835 satisfied customers
Iam hiv positive with an undetectable viral load for the
Hi, iam hiv positive with an undetectable viral load for the pass 6 years. Last week I had flu like symptoms that lasted for around 24 hours. The next day I felt fine. About 5 days later I noticed a l… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,728 satisfied customers
Is there any case of vagina infection without itching and
Is there any case of vagina infection without itching and pain? I get white discharge like milk, not clear as normal. Does that indicate infection?… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,635 satisfied customers
I have genital herpes. Was on a daily medication until
I have genital herpes. Was on a daily medication until recently. Last pm, I had oral and vaginal intercourse with my boyfriend who does not have herpes. At the time, I did not have any signs or sympto… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,689 satisfied customers
I was just self examining inside vagina with finger and
I was just self examining inside vagina with finger and started to bleed. I think I may have cut myself with my fingernail, as blood was on edges of nail. I am very dry and stupidly did not lubricate.… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I had bacterial vaginosis and was prescribed metronidazole
Hi, I had bacterial vaginosis and was prescribed metronidazole for it. The BV is gone but now I have all the symptoms of a mild yeast infection (slight itching of the vulva, odorless white chunky disc… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,635 satisfied customers
Bad odour from vagina - I suspect it might be UTI. But Is
Bad odour from vagina - I suspect it might be UTI . But Is there any way to atleast temporaraily mask it before the infection is fixed. I tried some sprays and cleansers but didnt see much help.Is the… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
98 satisfied customers
My husband says the taste of my vagina during oral sex has
My husband says the taste of my vagina during oral sex has turned sour since my hysterectomy last year. Theres no odor or discharge, juat a strong sour taste. Im beside myself. Can it be fixed? … read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,371 satisfied customers
I accidentally put an enema into my vagina instead of
I accidentally put an enema into my vagina instead of rectum. This happened a little after i had a baby with major ppd. It has been a year. I went to obgyn after it happened and they noticed a lot of … read more
Dr. J
Dr. J
Physician, Partner
Doctoral Degree
405 satisfied customers
Missed period for over 2 months, pregnancy test and
Missed period for over 2 months, pregnancy test and ultrasound is negative but I feel pregnant and my belly is popping out. Can I take gynaecosid to get my period back? … read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
MD
2,351 satisfied customers
I have been diagnosis with bacterial vaginosis and have been
Hello, I have been diagnosis with bacterial vaginosis and have been on antibiotics for 5 days. I have UTI symptoms and well (frequent urination and constant feeling of needing to go). My GP prescribed… read more
DocPhilMD
DocPhilMD
Doctor
58,004 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding my vagina. My vagina is dry,
Hi, I have a question regarding my vagina. My vagina is dry, itchy I see yellow small bumps around small Labia and vagina when I touch it feels a bit tender. I use escitalopram 20mg Po everyday I star… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
MD
2,351 satisfied customers
I have had bacterial vaginosis before, and I think I may
Hi, I have had bacterial vaginosis before, and I think I may have it again. My problem is that I'm going out of the country tomorrow morning, and I am currently in my period. Is they're anything I can… read more
Medicaldoctor
Medicaldoctor
postgraduate resident,MD
Master\u0027s Degree
98 satisfied customers
Lately I've been having a tissue like discharge in my vagina
Lately I've been having a tissue like discharge in my vagina it is really cloudy in there. I've been to the doctors and they said nothing ! My vagina really hurts it is extremely tight around the open… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
MD
2,351 satisfied customers
My boyfriend has genital herpes we have not been sexually
My boyfriend has genital herpes we have not been sexually active. It is ok to still have oral sex? Will I get the virus from giving or receiving oral sex? He takes a daily antiviral medication is it s… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I have had chronic bacterial vaginosis for the last several
I have had chronic bacterial vaginosis for the last several years. Its literally ruining my life. I have done so many rounds of antibiotics just for it to come back again. I've tried boric acid powder… read more
DocPhilMD
DocPhilMD
Doctor
58,004 satisfied customers
I am taking flagyl for bacterial vaginosis, I am taking 2
I am taking flagyl for bacterial vaginosis, I am taking 2 tabs, one in morning and one at night.I woke up this morning to go pee, when I looked my urine was reddish/brownish in color.This concerned me… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,518 satisfied customers
Just had a genital herpes out break in the anal area. Now
Just had a genital herpes out break in the anal area. Now have a tender pea sized lump just inside the anus. It is seems to be moveable. Also had a flare up of IBS. No bleeding or fullness feeling. Ne… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,997 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x