Minor Vulva Pain, Please Help!

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Hi all, I feel like I've been on here a lot lately but here goes!! 

So, I was treated for a yeast infection three weeks ago after a doctors appointment where I was diagnosed on the spot. I took three doses of canesten, but the symptoms (which for me was pain and no itching) took a full week to disappear completely. 

About five days after that, it seemed that I gave myself bad razor burn on my vulva- that hurt!! However, while that cleared up, I got very itchy around my clitoral hood, as well as around the bottom ends of my inner labia. I went to a walk-in, and that doc though it was an allergic reaction to something. She prescribed some cortisone cream. That helped a bit, but o started getting similar pain and discharge to before soon after. 

My father (who is also a doctor!) decided to get me the single dose of fluconazole, as he believed the yeast infection may have returned a bit. That was three days ago, and while the itching from the weird reaction has stopped, the minor pain still lingers- and it's driving me crazy! It hurts in the space between my labia majora and labia minora, and nowhere else. I haven't shaved either to help with the razor burn. Any ideas? I'm still waiting a few days as it took a week to feel completely better last time, but the only symptom I have is the pain. No more itching, no redness, no discharge. 

It's not chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or herpes for certain- I was screened for the first two at the appointment and neither my partner or I have had either kind of herpes- we've only been with each other. 

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    Sounds that it could be vulvar lichen planlus. because all those symptoms sound pretty familiar to me and that's what I have. It was diagnosed by a gynecologist who had a biopsy preformed. Hope you find out what in the heck is causing all your problems. 

     

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      Thanks for your input! My gynaecologist is on vacation till next week, but I can usually get an appointment quickly. My only other thought though is that I have no white patches at all that are usually typical with that diagnosis, is this what you experienced? 
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    Could it be vulvodynia? Does touching the affected area lightly with a cotton bud cause pain?
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      It's a very minor pain, and only seems to come about when touched with fingers or tight jeans (leggings are okay though). I read that it can be caused by hormonal changes, and I recently used my birth control patch to skip a period- which is safe to do, according to doctors, but I'm hypersensitive to these things so I should've known better!! I wonder if this was the cause.  I'm waiting for my next cycle to see if things return to normal, as I don't want to quit cold turkey. I believe this would be worse for me. 

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      It could be a mild form of provoked vulvodynia (provoked by being touch, sitting of a long time, tight jeans, etc.). At this mild stage it could be easily got rid of by avoiding any or sure in the area for a while. No tight jeans. Just loose jogging bottoms or a skirt with no underpants. Let it all free for a bit! You may want to apply some natural oil e.g. coconut, as a moisturiser or lube to prevent chaffing. And no shaving for a while. Just leave it alone for a bit.
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      oh, yes, and no masterbation or sex until the pain has gone - such rubbing on the area could make it worse.
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    Well, best wishes for finding things that help. I would stop wearing right jeans or pants, no need to put any pressure oj the vulval area. 
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