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child vagina serious problem

(21 Posts)
Nedmulready Sun 16-Oct-16 09:44:09

My daughter has been waking up at least once a week sometimes several times a week crying in pain from her Vagina. We have seen Gp 5 times. Seen specialist (NHS) who said bacterial infection needs to drink cranberry, lots of water, no soap, oats in the bath, and wipe herself properly after weeing. Doing all of that, not making any difference. What can we do? Its getting to the point where it is having an effect on her quality of life.

Tumtitum Sun 16-Oct-16 09:45:10

Have they checked for thrush? I had thrush as a child and found it really painful. Is it worth trying some Canesten and seeing if it helps??

dementedpixie Sun 16-Oct-16 09:54:48

What age is she? I agree with trying canesten

user1471530109 Sun 16-Oct-16 09:57:58

My dad had thread worms and insisted the pain (not itching) was coming from her vagina. I read that they can make there way there sad.

user1471530109 Sun 16-Oct-16 09:58:22

Argh! Dd. Obviously.

AnotherEmma Sun 16-Oct-16 09:58:51

Did the doctor take a urine sample (to test for cystitis) and a swab (to test for thrush and bacterial vaginosis)?

Cranberry juice is not medicine, it might help to prevent cystitis or ease a mild case of it, but if your DD has been in pain for days it's not going to cut it. She needs a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Take her back to the GP, preferably a different one, and demand the tests.

Hercules12 Sun 16-Oct-16 09:59:41

Dd had strep and it took a long time to get diagnosis and sounds similar.

AnotherEmma Sun 16-Oct-16 10:00:06

Sorry, missed the fact that you've already seen the GP several times and even saw a specialist.

Wtf would a specialist just tell you to give her cranberry juice? Did they do tests and get negative results?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 16-Oct-16 10:03:04

Are you using fabric conditioner? If you are then stop as it can be so irritating.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 16-Oct-16 10:03:51

If it was a bacteria infection did she have anti biotics?

booellesmum Sun 16-Oct-16 10:04:56

DD complained of vaginal pain a little while ago. Saw a lovely GP who examined her and found a small area of really raw skin. Prescribed canestan 1% hydrocortisone cream which really helped. At the follow up GP was really pleased and advised to continue to use it when needed.

FannyFifer Sun 16-Oct-16 10:05:28

We also had similar probs with DD & it was threadworms.
Waking up screaming etc & describing the pain as from her vagina.

P1nkP0ppy Sun 16-Oct-16 10:07:08

How old is she?
If it's pain, as opposed to irritation, has she had a scan?
Poor lass, I'd be demanding a second opinion op, something's clearly wrong.

SecretSpy Sun 16-Oct-16 10:09:29

If she's comfortable the rest of the time, and it's just at night, definitely consider threadworm as a possible cause. They do wander and are active at night.

booellesmum Sun 16-Oct-16 20:13:08

If it is threadworms you can buy Ovex from the chemist - you need to treat the whole family at the same time.
Hope she's OK soon.

ktmummy1 Mon 17-Oct-16 08:32:28

My dd was like this last night, screaming that she hurt...when I looked I saw a worm. I was so horrified, it's the first time she's had them. She's only 4. Will be treating today.

RockinHippy Mon 17-Oct-16 08:49:57

Im another that says it could well be threadworms

We went through exactly this, DD was so sore & red that I would have to get her up in the middle of the night & sit her in a bath with a bit of lavender aromatherapy oil to try & sooth it. Nothing else helped, certainly not the creams & suggestions given by the GP.

Turned out she actually had threadworms & they crawl forward & lay eggs, DD was very sensitive to the "glue" they leave with the eggs & this was what was causing her soreness

Coconutty Mon 17-Oct-16 08:52:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Blacksheep78 Mon 17-Oct-16 08:52:54

Another vote for worms. Baths were all that helped my DD too, until we worked out what the problem was..

RockinHippy Mon 17-Oct-16 09:09:56

Surely a specialist would have considered threadworms. What tests did they do?

You would like to think so, but sadly that isn't always the case, they didn't for our DD

FannyFifer Mon 17-Oct-16 11:10:30

They honestly sometimes don't even think of threadworms.

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