Vulvar Irritation, Itching and Burning

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I've been dealing with chronic vulvar irritation, itching, burning and discharge for almost 2 years. I have seen multiple doctors, have tested negative for STDs, and have been given antibiotics and cream without relief. Each doctor I've seen has treated me for BV, a yeast infection or both. I've also been told its irritation from products I've used, but never gets any better by changing to unscented. Does anybody know what this is? Please help!!image,

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    Have any of the doctors mentioned lichen sclerosis? White patches can be a symptom. Have you been seeing gyns or just GPs?

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      I've seen multiple GPs, and a Gyno. I had a cervical infection caused by my IUD and the gynocologist felt that was causing my issue. Think I'll see if I can get another referral to a specialist.

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      Met with my doctor over the phone and sent him this pic. He is treating me for Lichen Sclerosis and calling in a prescription for the steroid cream. He is also referring me to a different gynocologist for another opinion. Thank you for your help! Do you have LS? If so, did the steroid cream take very long to give you some relief?

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    Theres a product called Aci gel which may help with this. My daughter had something similar and worked well.

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      I'm assuming you are pre-menopausal, However, if you are not I would be careful with that product. I read about it here from women with great results. I tried it once and it felt like battery acid. Start with a small amount to see if you can tolerate it before inserting a full dose. When I saw my gyn she said the PH was not suitable for menopausal skin. Lesson learned.

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    I have Lichen Planus, it looks just like that. You need to see a dermatologist who specialises in vulval disorders.

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    Good morning

    Have you tried natural live yogurt ? smooth on the area after every toilet visit.

    I know some it has helped. Good luck.

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    i too have been suffering for years with extreme burning during intercourse, i feel itchy i have a lot of discharge all the time and am bright red inside. i have also started getting little sore spots on one labia on the edge that feel sore (no STD been tested for everything twice). i have been tested for everthing and had biopsies, colpscopy, MRI and Hystersoscopy and all come back normal as do swabs(no thrush). slides show a large amount of basal cells which indicate an inflammatory problem. I have had antibiotics, treatment for thrush, vaginal oestrogen, vaginal steroids, vaginal clyndamycin and nothing helps. I take high dose probiotics and no help and only use natural panty liners which i have to wear due to the discharge and use natural santitary towels too. being referred for a second opinion once doctors start taking referrals again but its getting me down. i feel sore and tender when i wipe down there and its so depressing that nothing helps. considered trying topical hydrocortisone ...those with lichen Planus does it help relieve internal vaginal symptoms if only used externally as convinced that what this is although doctor says desquamative vaginitis . I had CIN 1 on my cervical biopsy but my consultant thinks that is due to the degree of inflammation i have. any ideas????

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      I have very similar symptoms i stopped itching about 6 months ago after being in extreme pain also the skin down there was peeling away and cracking so strange those symptoms have eased bow despite no life style changes hope we find out what it is

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