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"Good evening Dr, Am experiencing an itchy vagina associated with burn and probably discharge. Pls what can I do to combat this? "

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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Good evening Dr, Am experiencing an itchy vagina associated with burn and probably discharge. Pls what can I do to combat this?
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    Hello, Please answer these questions for me to get a clearer picture of what's going on.; For how long have you been experiencing this? What is the colour of the vaginal discharge? Does it have any typical odour? Have done anything about it since it has started or this is the first time you will experience this ? If yes, what have you done?
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Been itchy since January, a milkish, semi thick discharge. The sight of d burn was irritating. So I had to use sudocream on this, the passage to d vagina is looking pale from d rest of d skin. When I scratch my skin peels off.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    I want to assume it has no offensive odour since you didn't answer that. Your description fits a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) . PID is a spectrum of diseases, so, it's important to know which exactly is affecting your reproductive tract; this is because, their treatments differ. You will need to see a gynaecologist who will ask you some of these questions that I've asked and also request for some laboratory test to arrive at a diagnosis. This condition can be treated if you follow these steps. However, I will advise you to avoid the following -washing your vagina with strong chemicals like soap, dettol or apply perfume. If you must wash, use water only -washing from your anus to the vagina after using the toilet. Instead, doing vice versa -the use of underwears made of nylon material is not good enough. Use cotton materials as they allow ventilation. Also ensure you always insist on the use of condom whenever you want to have sex. If you have difficulty finding a gynaecologist, send your name, phone number, location through email to findadoctor@kangpe.com. Thanks
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    What kind of lab. Test am I required to do. Would d test capable of showing of bacteria or yeast infection? Also, could this disease have a direct effect on my sex life? As I have been experiencing dryness during Intercourse and neither have I been enjoying that lately. Thank you
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    High vaginal swab test. In this test, a sample of the discharge will be taken examined under the microscope and cultured to see if it will yield any growth of bacteria or yeast as the case may be. The test will also select the best antibiotics for the organism. Yes the disease could affect your sexual life. However in the aspect of causing vagina dryness, this is a rare finding but it's not impossible. You are expected to be wet during sex after adequate stimulation through foreplay. If this doesn't happen, you might need to have an hormonal assay done to check the level of your sex hormones as this can be the cause. Hope this is clear?
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    A 36 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    Very clear. Am thankful. Will do d test by tomorrow. Also, what other tests could be ideal for one who's preparing herself to get pregnant as I have had ectopic surgery earlier on.
    Dr. Idris Q answered:
    2 years ago
    An abdominopelvic ultrasound is ideal to see the state of your uterus and other surrounding structures. You can also discuss with your gynaecologist. He/She should be able to advise you correctly based on your previous records. Take care
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