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Sooo itchy down below

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PinkPearls20 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:03:21

I'm so itchy...down there. Started a few days ago while I was on period...then settled down. Last night started again.

So ITCHY AND TICKLISH feeling. I habe looked with a torch and a mirror and I think my vulva looks red on both sides.

What can I get for it from the chemist? What could it be?

It's month three for me on a new contraceptive pill? Could this be the reason?

Chimchar Thu 06-Oct-16 07:05:21

Could it be a reaction to sanitary towels you're using? I has it once after using some pads that I didn't realise were scented.

or thrush?

Hope it gets better soon. Nightmare!

Is it thrush? You can buy canesten over the counter. The best one has a pessary and a cream.

iMatter Thu 06-Oct-16 07:07:31

Do you use pads? I was surprised to discover that so many of them are perfumed. I only discovered this after a hideous night of non stop itching caused by my "overflow" pad. I think it was an Always one. I searched for and found a non perfumed type. No itching since.

PinkPearls20 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:07:40

I thought that too about the towles..but they arnt scented and I hav'nt worn any for about four days now...

With thrush do you have to have a smelly discharge? I don't have a smelly discharged!!

Just two very itchy patches down below!

PinkPearls20 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:09:09

What about vulvar cancer? blush

Squeegle Thu 06-Oct-16 07:11:44

Try some hydrocortisone cream, see if that helps. I had this and went to docs, this is what they advised.
If you are
Worried go to GP- it is quite common

GizmoFrisby Thu 06-Oct-16 07:17:11

I think thrush. Maybe go to your gp and find out for sure. I second the canestan peasant.

GizmoFrisby Thu 06-Oct-16 07:17:27

Pessary not peasant ha

Pippin8 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:29:00

This is how herpes first starts. I don't want to scare you, but it can lay dormant for years & tears. I'd see your GP.

Wanderingbluebell Thu 06-Oct-16 07:33:20

Could well be thrush. With thrush you can get itchy and/or sore, lumpy or sometimes watery discharge, mild or severe symptoms it really varies (have had it a lot!). I don't think discharge is ever smelly with thrush though. Would try pessary and if no improvement get it checked by the doc.

GenghisCalm Thu 06-Oct-16 07:44:43

PinkPearls20 I know from all of your other posts that you have severe health anxiety but you have to try and jumping to the conclusion that everything is cancer.

Have you had an appointment with a MH professional yet?

PinkPearls20 Thu 06-Oct-16 07:49:44

I have my first appointment today with the MH councilor. After dinner.

Yeah I am thinking this is some kind of cancer sad

JennyOnAPlate Thu 06-Oct-16 07:56:19

I would bet the contents of my savings account that it isn't cancer op. Go and see your GP.

Squeegle Thu 06-Oct-16 07:57:20

pinkpearls, please don't worry! That is the most unlikely thing. People get itchy down there all the time. You must be young if you've never had it before. That makes it even less likely to be anything serious. Get thee to the GP and reassure yourself.

GenghisCalm Thu 06-Oct-16 08:08:06

Just go to the pharmacy and get some treatment for thrust which will stop the itching. Once you have used the treatment stop keep poking and prodding your vulva constantly then it will stop being sore and bleeding.

Good luck with the MH Team today.

eurochick Thu 06-Oct-16 08:14:59

It's most likely thrush. I have only ever had it when on the Pill. I think the hormonal changes are to blame.

PinkPearls20 Thu 06-Oct-16 08:29:06

Ok i will go to chemist this morning. Only because I hav'nt got time in the next week to go to GP. I will try what they give me.

Thanks guys

How are you doing op? Did you see the pharmacist? And go to counselling?

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 07-Oct-16 10:01:53

Although there should be more awareness about Vulal cancer it is more common in older post menopause women and you are obviously younger than that if you are taking a contraceptive pill.

PinkPearls20 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:09:55

I did go to see the GP...She didn't look at me or anything just prescribed me canisten cream with a tablet I had to insert up 'there'...I have never known anything like it!!

So...I put the tablet in last still itchy but it's bearable itchiness.

I'm getting married today by the way. However all I can think about is

What if what if what if what if......I have blood in my discharge.

Im terrified of finding blood in my discharge incase it's cervical cancer. I spoke to the GP yesterday because she has refered me to the gynecologists and i asked her why she has refered me. Her a a answer was

'Because...PinkPearls, you are ruining your life. You wont listen to me when i tell you that smear was clear 12 months you need some talking therapy with a gynocologist. You are on the third month of taking a contraceptive pill so you have a hormone imbalance '

Im still so scared to find blood tho. What if its Cervical cancer. I check and check myself every ten minutes....maybe that's why I'm sure down there...all the blasted wiping I do with the toilet roll from checking

PinkPearls20 Sat 08-Oct-16 07:12:31

Sore down there*

CoteDAzur Sat 08-Oct-16 07:23:13

"PinkPearls, you are ruining your life. You wont listen to me when i tell you that smear was clear 12 months you need some talking therapy"

That sounds about right, and he has said it more gently than others would have put it.

You can't possibly have cervical cancer if you had a clear smear 12 months ago. There are 4 stages between "clear" and "cancer" on cervix and they each take about 2 years on average.

Who has ever heard of itchy fanjo because of cancer anyway? The worst part of cervical cancer is that there are no such external symptoms, so women don't seek help.

Bagina Sat 08-Oct-16 07:38:21

Bloody hell; enjoy your wedding day! It's thrush from hormonal changes or from your pad rubbing on you. Enjoy the fact that you are in perfect health and celebrate your wedding day!

Bagina Sat 08-Oct-16 07:40:44

And of you're so worried about getting cancer and dying; shouldn't you be making the most of every day you don't have it and are still here. You got to wake up this morning; you're one of the lucky ones! Snatch it with both hands!

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