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Pain, irritation at vaginal opening with creamy discharge. Treatment?

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I am a 22 year old female. My period started on the 15th of this month, usually lasts 7-8 days. Starting yesterday, I noticed pain/irritation at my vaginal opening/vulva. And I have a creamy blood tinged/light pinkish brown discharge. Today I am itchy in the same area and its red and irritated, does not burn when I urinate, no blood or anything in my urine, no other symptoms... I've been wearing an unscented panty liner for the past 2 days hoping it was just the end of my cycle and it would go away, but now I'm starting to get worried. What could this be ?

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This sounds like the beginning of a vaginal infection.
The redness, itching , irritation and pain all point towards an infection.
Can you take pictures of the area and upload them ?
That would help me to make a clearer diagnosis.

All the best
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Patient replied :

It seems over the past 12 hours, the discharge has stopped. Or its nothing like it was, anyway. Now the area is just red, itchy, and irritated. I have been checked for STDs and so has my partner, we've only been with each other for the past 2 years. I have a feeling its a flare up of BV, which I've had before. Are you able to prescribe oral Metronidazole if I give you my pharmacy info? I've had the gel before and I don't like it.

Prescriptions online are not valid.
The pinkish discharge would be some remnant menstrual blood.
IT could be BV, but taking medication for it empirically MIGHT worsen it , if it is some other infection.
It is actually best to have a swab, confirm what infection it is, and then start medication.
Take care.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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