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ITCHY VULVA (sometimes vagina and anus)

i have had symptoms of itchyness constantly for about the past two months. my anus is also itchy, and once in a while i get an itch in my vagina. i was just wondering, if i have had symptoms for this long non-stop is it more likely that i have herpes or more likely that i have something else??

some other info: my skin is especially itchy above the clitoris, in the creases of my labia, and along the outer edge of the labia where my hair starts. the right side is itchier. the skin looks corroded above my clitoris, and to the sides.
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It sounds very much like you may have lichen sclerosis.  Please....do not look this up on the internet...you will scare yourself to death.  While LS is not a curable disease, it is certainly treatable.  Check out the following link and make the next available appointment with your gyn.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LichenSclerosis/
Join the group and read meds&suggestions in the files section.  You will get better when properly diagnosed and with meds...
Hope this helps,
H
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I have lichen sclerosis. You can look it up on the internet and you will not be scared. It is a skin condition. I have exactly the same symptoms as you do! I am in menopause, I dont know how old you are. but...the gyn will give you a hormal cream if you are dry which I am and/or a steroid cream. many people have it. even children, not only menopause people. If you want any more info pls let me know

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You have symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus. I did my research on the internet and found that this was most likely what I suffered from and then went to the Dr. He asked me what I thought it was. When I told him LS he "somwhat agreed" but sent me to a dermotologist who confirmed it. No biopsy was necessary and he put me on the steriod cream which only worked for the itching so I got off it and use Paladin Cream (both with Vit E and the regular) to control the itching. It works great and it much less expensive. I am now going to try the Purple Emu oil which someone said worked well. Save yourself some time and money and go to rashcream ******* and order the cream and you can go to purple emu ******* for the oil.
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You are kidding me! I just did a google search because I have been having the same exact symptoms starting shortly after I had my mirena IUD inserted.  I can't say if it's just a coincidence, but nothing else in my life has changed, and suddenly I'm all itchy down there, especially my butt.  
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I have had the same problem as all of you for years! I could have bought a new car with all the money I've spent on prescriptions and over the counter "anti-itch" creams and ointments. I also don't think I've had a whole nights sleep in 3 years!
On a whim i recently bought a bottle of distilled Witch Hazel at  the local drug store. I have been applying it about 6-7 times a day for the last 4 days and I can honestly say this has been the ONLY thing that has worked for me! The itching has reduced by 95% already, and I have had 2 full nights of sleep in a row! I feel like a brand new person knowing that my love life with my husband is going to be back to normal soon, and that this insane itch that has been haunting me for years is not going to control my life anymore :)
So to all of you suffering the way I did...give it a try, As we all know you have nothing to lose.
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i went to the doctor and i had a yeast infection and bacterial infection.... Gave me some cream and pills and now no more itch lol and i guess its very common for bacterial infection with mirena
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I had my IUD removed, but am still suffering from the same issue..How is yours?
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OMG I have these same problems and I had my mirena put in alil over a month ago! I'm still going to my doctor but y'all just gave me some relief!
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Could also be inverse psoriasis-- I have this and it itches like crazy. It bleeds easily and the skin breaks if you scratch it. that is one tell-tale sign that it is psoriasis and not lichen sclerosis.
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Did u find a cure
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I've been on my iud three years uneventful, then just 4 months ago on my fourth year, the whole itchy and sore business started.  could this be from my iud or something else??  
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About 6 days ago I encountered itchiness down there and I'm having a hard time wiping my bum... This has never happened to me before...ill go buy some cream to see if that helps and if not then I will go to see my family doctor
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Possibly a yeast infection. Take an at home test or see a gyno and get medication for it
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If its not a yeast infection.  It could be parasites.        
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Try pau d'arco ..a herbal remedy to reduce the candida/ yeast in your body.  It should stop then itching. Or try Maca.. Another herbal remedy to balance hormones. I've had the same problem.. And so far these have helped.
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Every month before my period I burn also, it's not any sexually transmitted disease it's a UTI (urinary tract infection) caused by holding your urine! Leaving your pad on to long or eating & drinking unhealthy while on cycle. My best advice is to go to the doctor and tell them that you have a UTI and ask could they prescribe you some pennacillin you have to take it twice a day for 7 days and just keep a healthy diet.
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I'm having the same problem. I've had two back surgeries in the last two years. I believe it's Neuropathic itch. I believe I have Pudendal Nerve Damage. I plan to speak to my doctor next week.
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Gosh, I hope not.  Would be so much easier if you just had a yeast infection, wouldn't it?  Please come back and tell us what your doctor says!
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