I am in my mid forties and have had vaginal irritation/pain for the past 20 years - basically 9 of each 12 months I have discomfort. Have learned to deal with the issue with particular cotton underwear, no jeans, etc. - multiple doctors and multiple treatments for yeast and vaginitis over the years. During the past year, the discomfort has become all but constant - just sitting causes major irritiation for me - and I'm being treated for a chronic yeast infection with Diflucan and now Terbinafine HCL. I am experiencing hair thinning and not gaining much relief even after 8 mos. of treatment. Pain/irritiation is mainly external, labia. Any thoughts on what I'm missing?
Hi! If you were my patient, I would have to begin by saying that if your doctors haven't discovered the skin biopsy, and probably some estrogen vaginal cream. I would want to rule out lichen sclerosis or eczema. HPV infection can also cause similar symptoms (don't know if you have ever had hpv or not). Hair thinning is usually either genetic, hormonal or pathological--such as something like cutaneous lupus. Hormonal could be due to peri-menopause. Genetic is simply "male pattern balding" seen in a woman, and is actually very common. Not sure if I have been much help. Good luck! Dr B
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