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Gynae Issue - Itch at certain time in cycle.

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LittIeSongbird Sun 21-Dec-14 19:51:22

I have a very odd problem I was hoping someone here could help me with.

A long time ago I noticed a little extra skin had grown between the bottom little nub part of my clitoris (under the good) and my inner labia, sort of attaching it together. It very occasionally became mildly itchy, but nothing too unbearable.

After I gave birth to my first DC I noticed one was starting form on the other side. Now, at around day 18 in my cycle (so around half way through) the nodules become inflamed. It spreads under my clitoral hood and stops before it reaches my ureathra and leaves the area red and swollen. After about 3-4 days it just disappears.

It is incredibly itchy. Canasten doesn't touch it at all. I am certain its not a yeast infection and have a feeling it has something to do with the skin tag like growths that have developed as these are usually where it starts. It never itches anywhere else except under the hood.

I would really appreciate some input. I have an appointment to see my GP between Christmas and New Year but I am curious as to whether or not anyone else has experienced similar.

So as not to drip feed, I am clear of all STI's, including Thrush.

GothMummy Mon 22-Dec-14 00:10:44

Hi, I have a similar issue with cyclical itching and currently have a referral to vulval dermatology to see if its Lichen Sclerosus. Mine is always started by wearing sanitary protection though, and my inflamed bits are unfortunately inclusions cysts from being stitched after a third degree tear following my first birth.
Its horrible isnt it.

mawinter Mon 22-Dec-14 16:33:10

If it resembles skin tags it is most probably genital warts afraid. Hormonal changes can affect them, as it puts stress on your body.

GothMummy Tue 23-Dec-14 12:08:33

Surely genital warts would have been noticed when you gave birth to your children though?

mawinter Tue 23-Dec-14 17:00:56

Unfortunately when it comes to GW most doctors are still really clueless. Half of them have not a clue what a wart looks like, how they are spread and so on. If there is one or two bumps down there it can often be overlooked as just something normal. Been there myself sadly, so I know how it can go. :/

GothMummy Tue 23-Dec-14 17:06:21

Would dermatology be able to diagnose them, mawinter?
OP i hope you get a quick resolution. Its important to check for changes down there so you are doing the right thing in getting checked.

mawinter Tue 23-Dec-14 18:58:56

I would imagine so. I had to go there a few times to get an emergency refill on my meds for treatment of them. The first time they wanted to see them as proof before writing a script and actually pointed out several more spots which my gynae said were normal as far as vaginal appearances go. Sure enough once those spots were treated the rest finally went away. Sometimes with the warts, you get really persistent ones which fail to leave until you get the actual main outbreak.
I agree it is best to get them checked out and taken care of, because they can at some point lead to cervical dysplasia if left for too long, especially if there is more than one strain of HPV. By now however the chance is still low that there is anything more than one strain because it would have been already picked up on a yearly pap. The GW themselves usually do not show on smears or swabs, the usual diagnoses tool used for those is a biopsy or well trained eye. It has been years since i had any, so some of my info may be rusty, but what I remember most is they itch like f*ck!

Santasgrotto Tue 23-Dec-14 19:06:53

The itch may well be because of higher progesterone levels after ovulation. This causes a rise in body temp and can cause any existing skin conditions to become aggravated.

However, if you have any growths on your labia or thereabouts, you ought to have them looked at, itchy or not.

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