Genital irritation for months

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Ive posted before about genital irritation that has been on going for months now, primarily in the posterior fourchette, perenium and anal areas. I've been to multiple doctors and have been prescribed anti fungals, steriods and other anti itch creams etc, also have recently had a specialist gyno comment that the skin appears completely normal. I'm finding no end to the irritation and find that this skin is so fragile and constantly comes up with tiny fissures especially after sex. I'm not sure what else to try, is it possible to contract an STD ie herpes from a partner that has never showed symptoms and also not pass it on to another sexual contact? My gyno has suggested to apply nothing other than cool water and let the skin heal itself but the site of red skin and tiny cuts is making me obsessed.. can anyone relate?

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    Have you noticed any patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal? Might be lichen sclerosus, but it will be difficult to say without seeing the area. If you're not comfortable sharing a photo of the area, check the following symptoms if you match some of them, and let us know your age:


    Itching (pruritus), which can be severe

    Discomfort or pain

    Smooth white patches on your skin

    Blotchy, wrinkled patches

    Tearing or bleeding

    In severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated sores

    Painful sex

    It usually affects the genital and anal areas.

    Anyone can get lichen sclerosus but postmenopausal women are at higher risk.

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      Attached is the affected skin inside the vaginal opening, it looked worse than this last week during my gyno appointment and she said everything looked normal but i cant believe this is normal.. its looked like this for months now

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      Honestly, this seems normal, and I can't see the fissures. You mentioned issues in perineum and anal areas, including fragile skin, which might point out to lichen sclerosus. However, this photo doesn't show the mentioned areas, so we can't see if you have the typical white patches, etc.

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      Thanks for replying! the fissures are more visable when the skin is stretched which js difficult to do and take a photo haha! prehaps im overreacting and should listen to my gyno about letting the skin heal after months of doctors prescribing medicated creams im sure the skin is worn down

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