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external vaginal and inner thigh itching, STD tests negative now what?

By February 28, 2014 - 7:54pm
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hello board. i have been battling a mild itch going on in my vaginal area now for about a month. two weeks ago i went and got an exam and blood drawn, pelvic exam and scraped and tested. everything came back negative. the only thing that was out of whack was my PH level was a bit high but my period started the same day i had my exam, literally hours after i had had the exam.

my question is i'm having external vaginal itch, nothing mind blowing but it's annoying. now it seems i have this irritation and itch on the crease where my leg would meet my genital area. i have tried washes made specifically for sensitive skin, (summer's eve) and i have tried the monistat itch relief cream, that doesn't really help. the doc i saw said that i could put lotrimin on it, and i have, nothing worked there. i'm at my wits end. i don't see any bumps, just a little red irritation on the side where my leg meets my groin area in the crease. i have been wearing cotton panties, using powder designed for that region, doc says i'm fine and just switch my detergents to more mild stuff, and i have, no relief. can anyone shed some light on this problem?

perhaps do i have BV? i'm just not familiar with what could be wrong. i have had one sex partner this entire year and we haven't had sex since early november it's not almost march, and we used a condom. all STD testing came back clean and testing for yeast and trich. i'm baffled, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Hi Problematic,

Thanks you for your question and I think we all have been in your shoes one time or another. Sometimes the issue could just be an irritation. If you were already checked for STDs - they should have also checked for yeast infections and BV so I don't think that would be an issue. Your PH level is so sensitive and using anything but water can set is adrift. Try only using water for a while until the itching subsides....that may help. All the other things you mentioned could just be irritating it.

If not, go back to your doctor for further testing.

I hope this helps and keep us posted.

March 1, 2014 - 7:45am
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