OB GYN

OB-GYN questions? Ask a gynecologist online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm a 42 year old female never had vaginal issues, last

Customer Question
Hi, I'm a 42 year...
Hi, I'm a 42 year old female never had vaginal issues, last month I thought I had a yeast infection and took Monistat for it. Since then I have vaginal and anal discomfort, irritation feeling somewhat burning. I had cultures and they found nothing. I am really uncomfortable, what can this be? I'm starting to get anxious, that this is still going on.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: OB GYN
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
9/9/2017
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 39,064
Experience: MBBS, MS. Deal with women related all surgical problems including genito-urinary and breast surgery.
Verified

Welcome to Just Answer.
Answers here are for education and information.
I will respond shortly with an answer, or further information request.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Do you have backache, vaginal discharge, constipation, tenderness on lower abdomen, anxiety?

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No I do not have any of the above.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Thanks for the additional information. I am writing the answer for you and will get back to you in 4-5 minutes. If you get a phone call request, you may ignore it as that is an automated site trigger. Thank you.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Well I do occasionally feel "wet" and I see a clearish discharge. I should be getting my period in a couple of days
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

The clear discharge can be discharge from the Skene's glands. The Skene's glands are small glands on either side of the vagina whose main function is to secrete a clear watery discharge to lubricate the vagina. In most women, this discharge is minimal and not noticeable and is sufficient enough to just lubricate the vagina. Some women may get increased secretion form these glands suddenly at some point, even when the discharge is not much at other times. This is physiological and no disease is likely to be associated with it.

Vaginal and anal discomfort, irritation feeling somewhat burning can be due to pelvic floor problems and weakness. One of the cause to be considered for your symptoms is levator ani syndrome. Ask your physician to consider this entity and get the following investigations;

1) defecography,

2) pelvic MRI

3) nerve-conducting velocities and needle-electromyographic studies are used to help evaluate compression or entrapment neuropathy and pelvic floor function.

4) pelvic ultrasound.

The treatment is following;

1) electrogalvanic stimulation,

2) biofeedback training,

3) digital massage of the levator ani muscles

4) sacral nerve stimulation

5) physical therapy for the pelvic floor muscles

Please read about this on this resource;

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec02/ch020/ch020g.html

Pelvic congestion syndrome, Pelvic floor relaxation disorders, Pelvic floor dysfunction too need to be considered for the pain. Though treatment is essentially same.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Was this information helpful to you? I would be glad to answer any further questions.

It is privilege assisting you.

Please let me know if you have further queries or unanswered questions.

Please consider a positive 5 star rating if this interaction has been satisfactory, as this is the only way we experts are credited and compensated for the time and work. You are not charged again for giving a rating.

The rating button is on the left upper side of this thread.

Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best in life.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-rate-answer-hl

Ask Your Own OB GYN Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an ob gyn doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 39,064
39,064 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS, MS. Deal with women related all surgical problems including genito-urinary and breast surgery.

Dr. Arun Phophalia 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 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

Dr.Ashwini Joshi

Dr.Ashwini Joshi

OB/GYN (Doctor)

400 satisfied customers

Consulting Obstretician & Gynecologist

Dr C

Dr C

OB/GYN (Doctor)

367 satisfied customers

MD

< Previous | Next >

Related OB GYN Questions
Third day of burning and discomfort in vaginal area. I am 74
Third day of burning and discomfort in vaginal area. I am 74 years old. No white discharge, but it feels like there is a discharge...not visible. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,135 satisfied customers
Second opinion] I have genital irritation and itching that
Second opinion] I have genital irritation and itching that cannot be quelled by my doctor. I developed a UTI and after I've taken a complete round of antibiotics, I still test positive on a strip at h… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
975 satisfied customers
I was recently put on antibiotics and now I think they've
I was recently put on antibiotics and now I think they've given me a yeast infection. Though I was taking a probiotic everyday I definitely started to develop the symptoms. So yesterday I went to CVS and bought a box of monistat 1 and used the first dose but it was very uncomfortable and irritating almost like a burning. It was so bad that I could not get to sleep. I took a hot shower and that relieved some of the irritation. Today, it what I assume was my yeast infection does feel a bit better but I'm unsure if I should continue with the monistat given that it was so painful or if I should turn to another form of treatment. … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
13,135 satisfied customers
I took Bactrim in May for an infected mole on my arm. A few
I took Bactrim in May for an infected mole on my arm. A few weeks later I got what I thought was a yeast infection. Used Monistat for a week, didn't seem to help. A doctor prescribed Clindomycin vagin… read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
Owen. I took Monistat 3 last night and I am so uncomfortable
Hi Dr. Owen. I took Monistat 3 last night and I am so uncomfortable and itchy I don't know what to do. I know have 2 more doses but I have never been so uncomfortable. Is it ok to go to an urgent care… read more
Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S.
Doctoral Degree
8,202 satisfied customers
I do not have intercourse often with my husband. The reason:
Hello ---I do not have intercourse often with my husband. The reason: It has always felt uncomfortable. I thought it was because of my endometriosis, (level IV) nevertheles, I had a laparoscopy and it… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
MD
595 satisfied customers
I used Monistat 1 day for a yeast infection. Relief for 1
I used Monistat 1 day for a yeast infection. Relief for 1 hour and now experiencing burning and discomfort. Should I flush the Monistat from my system? And how do I treat the Monistat damage?… read more
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Board Certified OB/GYN
Doctoral Degree
5,752 satisfied customers
I took monistat 1 for what I believed was a yeast infection
I took monistat 1 for what I believed was a yeast infection (I had some burning, pain w/ intercourse and was on a week of macrobid for a UTI) - I've never had a yeast infection before but I assumed th… read more
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Monika Hearne, M.D.
Board Certified OB/GYN
Doctoral Degree
5,752 satisfied customers
I used external monistat cream for the outter area of my
I used external monistat cream for the outter area of my vagina because i have a yeast infection. I used it for 7 nights in a row at bedtime, and I still have this irritated burning type feeling. I am… read more
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Doctoral Degree
1,527 satisfied customers
I had some vaginal discomfort and small of discharge so
I had some vaginal discomfort and small amt of discharge so purchased an over the counter Monistat 1 dose. Used it tonight and became extremely uncomfortable, much more irritated, could not get the su… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,710 satisfied customers
I'm a 25yr old female and have an internal and external
I'm a 25yr old female and have an internal and external burning and itching sensation from around my vagina. For the last four days I have been sleeping with my ex boyfriend and I'm quite worried that… read more
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Alan Gibstein, M.D.
Doctoral Degree
1,527 satisfied customers
I just found out I'm pregnant about 5 to 6 weeks along and
I just found out I'm pregnant about 5 to 6 weeks along and I'm having burning while urinating and soreness in the vagina. I've never had a yeast infection before and was wondering if this is what is g… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
At the beginning of February, I had vaginal itching and
At the beginning of February, I had vaginal itching and burning, not when I urinated though. The dr. tested me and said I had group b strep and gave me amoxicillin. While I was taking it, I got a yeas… read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
I started getting UTI in Dec 2008. I had 4 over the next
I started getting UTI in Dec 2008. I had 4 over the next year and during the year I also started to have unbearable vaginal burning (no itching) that would come and go. Initially the doctors thought I… read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
I have been having sex with my boyfriend, but recently after
I have been having sex with my boyfriend, but recently after our last two weekends together my vagina's been really irritated and itchy. Last time I took the yeast infection pill and it went away, but… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
On Saturday I woke up feeling fine. In the mid afternoon I
On Saturday I woke up feeling fine. In the mid afternoon I felt a little irritation, itch in the vaginal area. I did itch it and thinking it was a yeast infection I rubbed monistat around the area, an… read more
Anthony Bray, MD
Anthony Bray, MD
Doctoral Degree
9,226 satisfied customers
I recently had unprotected sex with a new boyfriend. My
I recently had unprotected sex with a new boyfriend. My period was later than usual...by about two weeks. However, I've just recently gone through a very stressful period at work. Generally I'm always… read more
Family Medicine physician
Family Medicine physician
MD
Doctoral Degree
240 satisfied customers
I've been having intermittent vaginal burning for the last 2
I've been having intermittent vaginal burning for the last 2 or 3 years. Lately it has been getting worse. It comes on suddenly and will be very uncomfortable and painful. At these times it also burns… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,710 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