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Am a 60 year old , post menopausal with a autoimmune sjogrens and cutaneous lupus. Started with burning , slight itching and every time I wipe it was just sore and when I sit I am very uncomfortable . Went to Gyn checked for yeast was told that I didn't have it but because I was so red around vulvar area I was given diflucan 1 pill . So I took it made my forehead sweat and actually I felt like I was having an allergic reaction but after 10 min I was fine and the next morning I felt 99% better . Then it went away now it has started up again but this time it feels very raw , sore and burning , pain no itching . So I went again to Gyn she did a culture came back negative but she said that the skin between my vagina and anus looked not right that I should have a biopsy. She said that she didn't want to try any creams unless she knew for sure what it was and because I am so sensitive meaning that I can get a fib she is reluctant to try something . She's a Nurse Practicioner . She called in the Doctor and she said that it looked like atrophy and she said it would be better to to do a vulvar biopsy to make sure . My problem is that i am going on a vacation in 4 weeks and I really don't want to do biopsy now if it is not an emergency. . I would prefer to try something first and if that doesn't work then when I get back I will do it . I have an appt with another dr in the group next week to discuss this and hopefully I will be given other options . Is anybody suffering from vaginal atrophy or have had a biopsy and how was it and how much time to recover . Has anybody tried any creams etc .for vaginal atrophy . I am just overwhelmed because I've had one health issue after another and now this . Thanks for any suggestions . .
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