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So out of no where, I get sudden vulva flare ups which turns my entire vulva red and also affects the entrance to my vagina. This can be a little itchy but mostly it's just so sore. I'd describe the feeling as my vulva is red raw - almost dry and aggravated with constant friction. However, it isn't dry at all and, to help it, I have to walk around my house with no pants on to relieve the feeling so there's no friction in this instance either. My discharge is normal, there is no problem inside my vagina, my doctor has tested me for chlamydia and gonorrhoea as well as BV, thrush and trichomonas vaginitis - all results are clear. I am also extremely conscious about any soaps and laundry detergents that I use so I only use 'vagina friendly' products.
These flare ups always seem to happen if I'm stressed or anxious (first time I was moving house and jobs, second flare up was after having done some interviews). But I wouldn't describe these situations as being SUPER stressful (at least not bad enough that it would affect my health). Now, even the littlest bit of stress leads to my vulva getting extremely sore and red. WHAT IS HAPPENING!?
It's starting to affect my life now....my flare ups last a couple of weeks and I haven't managed to find anything that makes them feel better. All I do is I have to wear loose clothes and touch it as little as possible and eventually it seems to calm down (but will come back later again!!).
Does anybody know what it could be? And does anyone have any similar experience and could recommend treatments that help relieve the symptoms?
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