Vulval sores - Thrush?

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Wondered if anyone could be of help.

In the past few days my vulva came sore and itchy due. I put this down as being due to wearing pads with tight fitting pants on a really hot day. These developed into sores that constantly itch and are painful, especially when urinating.

I visited my GP who initially thought I had herpes, but upon examination said they are most likely friction burns or symptoms of thrush, despite having no discharge.

The doctor prescribed me Clotrimazole and this is slightly decreasing the itchiness. I have had a new sore develop directly on the opening to my vagina, however I never looked prior to my appointment so this may not be new at all! I'm worried this may be something other than thrush. However, I did have a gaeynocology appointment last week prior to the development of the sores and he said all was well. I just hear so many horror stories!

So, my questions are does anyone know how long this is going to take to heal? At work I wear tight fitting clothing and the sores have begun to bleed and excrete a brown like blood substance. Is this part of the healing process? And is it likely to be anything more serious, given the sore on my vaginally opening (may not be new).

Many thanks!

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