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If anyone can give me some advice I will be so happy!
I am 21 years old, for the last 3 months I have had a very uncomfortable vulva. It started out as a slight itch in one area, which then spread. It is now a combination of itch/tingling and pain. Different areas are affected at different times (changing almost hourly), and when areas are affected, they are red and slightly swollen. My anus is now also affected. I have tried thrush medication (though a swab test eventually ruled this or any other infection out), I have also tried Dermovate in case it was some kind of lichen planus/sclerosis (though my constantly changing areas of redness probably indicates that it is not one of these as I think the irritation for these conditions is more consistent). My gyno is now considering a biopsy and possible allergy testing. I feel it important to note that this all started about 3 months after going on the combined oral contraceptive pill (millinette 30/75), which I stopped about a week ago (though we dont know if this could have been a causal factor or not). Blood test results have shown that I have normal hormone levels, though I wonder if it could have been some kind of reaction to the synthetic ones (is this possible? has anyone had a similar problem?).
I have changed all my pants to silk/cotton, am washing with a different laundry soap, and am washing my privates with dermol cream. I havent been wearing tight clothes, and take my pants off as soon as I get home.. But so far, no relief! I've tried aloe vera and emu oil, both to no affect.
It's important to note that there are sometimes hours, even half a day, when nothing seems inflamed, but it always seems to come back, usually in a different place to before!
Has anyone had any similar experiences? Do they know what it was and what treatment worked?
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