Vaginal itching...: I'm 39 and have been suffering... - Ask Eve

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Vaginal itching...

Eeyor
Eeyor
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I'm 39 and have been suffering with vaginal itching on and off for 6 months now, and it's driving me mad. There is no noticable smell or discharge but the inside of my vaginal lips are really pale, almost white.. I've had the usual swabs at the docs and all come back clear. Been giving a steroid cream which settles it but never clears it. Been with my husband for 16 years now so no fears there. Also my periods are more irregular with spotting in between. Had a smear last week that came back negative. Not the easiest thing to go to the docs with. I'm at my wits end. Please help..

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AskEveTeam
AskEveTeamAdministrator

Hi there,

It’s good that you have a doctor on the case and that the smear/cervical screening was clear.

We should suggest that you go back to your GP to report that the steroid cream isn't working and ask for a referral to a dermatologist or gynaecologist with expertise in vulval skin conditions.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch with our gynae cancer nurse on nurse@eveappeal.org.uk

Best Wishes,

The Ask Eve Team

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Eeyor
Eeyor
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Thanks for that. Been back to my doctor and now been referred to gynae. Thanks for your help 😊

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clareB43
clareB43
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Could be a condition called lichen sclerosus, are you using the steroid twice a day for a month and then every other day ?

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Eeyor
Eeyor
in reply to clareB43

Hi there. Thanks for the reply. Yeah was using twice daily, but it never properly relieved it. Was reading up on lichen sclerosis. I thought is sounded similar which worried me xx

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clareB43
clareB43
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Make sure the dermatologist your referred to does a biopsy of any areas that the steroid isn’t improving.

Try a antihistamine as will help with itching.

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Eeyor
Eeyor
in reply to clareB43

Will do. Thank you 😊

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