Perimenopause and Vagina Issues

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OK, this is a bit embarrassing but my sister and I, both in our early 40's have been experiencing some irritation in our vagina's. I had this about a year ago and got swabbed for everything and it came back normal but it has now returned. My sister is getting hers checked out soon for yeast or BV. We think it must be a peri thing as we have noticed it on and off for the last month or so. Just mild discomfort, not any major itching or pains. Sometimes even itchy around the anus too. We have both had yeast infections in the distant past and it does not seem like this. I am going to see naturopath soon since my Dr. probably thinks I am crazy since I have been to her in the last few years with so many issues (I think they are peri related) and she has ordered tests but everything comes back normal. Please help with any feedback...

Cheryl

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    hi x i was diagnosed with litchin sclerosis. have a google. you will need to ask the dr to check if it gets really bad. mine was unbearable a few months ago. i had to pluck up the courage to seek advice from a lady dr but there are facebook forums on it x let me know how you get on. sadly theres no cure

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    baking soda mixed in water resets the vaginal ph. google it for proven results. d-mannose, aloe vera all have helped mine

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    Hello, I had this too...it is awful and especially itching and burning anus sensation.

    Have you noticed specific times during your cycle more noticeable?

    Are you still having regular cycles?

    My doctor prescribed me a cream, I give a try and I will share the results.

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      Thanks - I also got a cream called HC with clotinoderm. No I have not noticed this with my cycle but I have only had it like 2-3 times in the past few years. This time it has lasted the longest, like a month. It all started this time after having a bath using a different soap and not rinsing off afterwards. But this irritation has happened before and not sure if it is related to baths the past few times but I am trying to avoid them. Also trying to avoid pads and only buy all organic cotton tampons and pads when I have to use them.

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    Hi Cher, like Lou I have lichen sclerosus but I think it's more likely that you are experiencing normal peri symptoms, what you are describing sounds very typical. I don't get the insane itching associated with my condition, it manifests in a different way, but recently I have had some external burning sensations and mild itching. I bought some Vagisil for external use and I haven't had a problem since. It seems to have been hormonal dryness. And I had the itchy butt too! That's gone away on its own. Have you tried applying anything like that?

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      Thanks for your input. Yes, my Dr. prescribed a HC with clotinoderm cream the first time I had this irritation and I used it again this time around. I am not sure if it helped but things seem to be clearing up for me but I still get this stinging pain on the left side of my vagina now and then for no apparent reason. I also read about the lichen schlerosis which maybe I should mention to my Dr. next time I am there. I am 44 and my periods still come but I have a lot of peri symptoms like anxiety, fluttering heart, dizziness, heavier and shorter periods and more frequent migraines. Got all this checked out with Dr. and nothing shows up except that I have hypoglycemia. My sister on the other hand has missed periods. She is 42.

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