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vaginal itch/tickle when I lay down/sleep

By Anonymous March 3, 2017 - 5:06am
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Dear Her, I hope you can help me. I have experienced some difficulties with different kinds of vaginal discomfort over the last 8 months. I was treated for a yeast infection and used creams, but it didnt seem to help. Actually whay helped me what to insert yoghurt, which gave me relief for about a week, and then id didnt work anymore. After this I felt my condition improving, but now I started experiencing not the hard itching and soreness as before, but now gentle icthing or tickling, especially when i was sleeping I would notice how I would scratch during the night, and also in the morning. Usually when I got up it was better and disappeared. I notice a difference during my menstrual cycle. During my period and right after, I dont experience any itching at night, but after my ovulation i feel the icth coming back. I am to get my period in 3-4 days, and tonight I have felt vVERY icthy. I saw a doctor about 2 months ago, and she looked down there and said there was nothing but perhaps the skin was just dry. No infection. I have felt an improvement, but still it comes back in period. I have read that this happens to postmenopausal women due to the low estrogen, this is why i think I might have low estrogen as well. I hope you can help me! Best regards, MIla

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Hello Mila,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to our community with your issue.

Since you have reached menopause, it is very likely that the itch is caused by vaginal atrophy.

Vaginal atrophy is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause.

Symptoms include vaginal dryness, burning and discharge, genital itching, burning and urgency with urination, more urinary tract infections, decreased lubrication during intercourse, painful intercourse, and light bleeding after intercourse.

It is caused by a decrease in estrogen production. Less estrogen makes your vaginal tissues thinner, drier, less elastic and more fragile.

Anonymous, ask your doctor if this may be the cause of the itching. If so, treatment options are available.


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