Ulcerative colitis: Vaginal Itching
1 - 0.0% - 0 votes
2 - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 8/14/2020 3:03 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Guys, I appreciate this forum so much ! Thankyou all of you for coming out and helping others... it means a lot.. for some people it is a life saver.
I am having ulcerative colitis since last 3 years... and I am facing VAGINAL ITCHING since the same time. It is most in the opening part of vagina... specially in the begning 1 to 2 inches.
I have been to various doctors but it is of no use
Can somebody help me out... has it happened to somebody in the past ?
How to deal with it ? I can't focus, work, walker sit.... it is that severe. Any help is really valuable.
Posted 8/14/2020 5:30 PM (GMT -6)
I'm so sorry - that is such an awful thing. I deal with that from time to time, and more recently on my journey than ever before. If severe enough, I treat it as a yeast infection - which may be what it is. I do the 3 day Monistat (or generic) treatment. I purchased a bigger tube of that particular fungal cream from Amazon and spot treat other times - generally after a shower. For whatever reason, toilet wipes seem to be part of the problem for me - don't know why. I try to avoid them. Using the cream has helped me so much and now I don't need it very often at all.
Hope that helps and if not, that you can get some help and relief!!
Posted 8/15/2020 6:24 AM (GMT -6)
Hoo boy, I’ve had vaginal issues for years and it’s so disheartening, I’m sorry. I assume you’ve been tested for a yeast infection? If you’re on any immunosuppressant you could be more vulnerable to them. I’ve even had outbreaks of thrush in my mouth after steroid treatments.
Have they prescribed a steroid cream you can apply to help control the itching?
A few years ago I was having severe pain and bleeding after sex and was diagnosed with desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, which my GYN attributed to either my underlying autoimmune conditions that make me more inflame-y or the immunosuppressant drugs I take. This diagnosis was hard to get - I was on my 4th GYN, an infectious disease specialist (even though DIV is not an infection) who practiced in a specialized vaginal disorders clinic. The treatment was topical antibiotics and, when those didn’t work, steroid suppositories - the same ones used for rectal inflammation, just inserted into the vagina. Those worked.
Hope this helps and that you get some relief soon.