Why would my vagina be itching?

It appears to be fine. There's no nasty smell, no inflammation, no swelling, no bumps, lumps, or other such deformities. It looks like a nice healthy vagina, perhaps a slightly deeper shade of pink than normal (I don't look into myself like that very often so I'm not too sure if it's always been that shade), but it's so itchy on the inside! I've had this once before and Vagisil wipes set it straight within a few days, but they only make it worse now. I feel like it's just because I wasn't really aroused when my boyfriend and I had sex halfway through last week (which I'm assuming caused some abrasion that didn't break the skin), but I'm also terrified of the crap my pussy can trap so I'm wondering if anything else could be the cause of this. If it continues for another week I'm going to see a doctor, but if I can I'd rather let it resolve itself.
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  • Vaginal infections can become maddeningly uncomfortable within a matter of hours, so it's a good idea to see a doctor as soon as you notice something unusual. Don't wait until you know it's serious. Trust me, I've been there and it has cost me many tears and sleepless nights.

    You could have a yeast infection, a bacterial infection, or an STD- or your skin might just be irritated from hair removal, soap, friction, or a new product. But you won't know until you see a doctor.

    For now, wash with plain water, dry yourself thoroughly, wear breathable cotton clothing, and avoid tight bottoms. And seriously, go to a doctor if this isn't relieved by something as simple as a shower.

  • Your ph balance is messed up. I used a different type of tampon a few months back and it happened to me. I was so dry when I tried to have sex and it itched so badly. But when I went to the doctor the test said it was a yeast infection. I was discharging anything or smell. It's just your phone balance. You could be given antibiotic and it would help. Some creams like monistat it will burn but it's a relief from the itching. It can turn into a yeast infection if you don't do something for it.

  • It could be irritation from the wipes and the rushed sex. It could be a yeast infection. Heck it could even be irritation from shaving or sharp hair growing in.

    I agree with the idea of going to the gynecologist if it's still bothering you next week.

    • But doesn't yeast infection include swelling and extra discharge? I haven't had any of that. Though the shaving could be a thing to consider. I don't have any hair growing inside my vagina but I am wondering if my shaving cream could have done something up there...

    • Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. They're really sneaky. It could also be a bacterial issue.

    • Hmm, good point. I am on Accutane as well, which used to cause yeast infection frequently, but my dermitologist said that it's been adjusted since my parents' time so now the amount of yeast infections from it are greatly reduced.

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  • If Vagisil got you fixed up last time, then I would say it's an infection of some sort.
    But there are women who get itchy because of some lubes and even because of cum.

    Or you could have irritated it when having dry sex. If you have a small tear or cut inside, it would be itchy when healing.

  • did you change condom brands or start any new medications

    • I don't use condoms and I did change my birth control, but that was a month before the itching.

    • Ok I thought it might be a alergy

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  • Yeast infection. There are over the counter creams in the feminine hygiene aisle at your local pharmacy that will take care of it. Not unusual at all.

  • Do you wipe front to back or back to front?

    • You know that is a good question and I've never really paid attention to the answer. I think I do back to front.

    • Could be a uti then. When u wipe back to front, you're bringing forward a lot of bacteria to your vaginal area. This is what usually causes uti's. And, it u had any open sores (due to have dry sex), then that can make things worse because it traps the bacteria. I would see a gyno.

  • You might have a uti

    • What is a uti?

    • Urinary tract infection.

  • There are a various number of reasons why it could be itching from simply being dehydrated to having some sort of infection. Have your doctor check it out the next time you're in for a check up.

  • It could be an infection, one time I had a uti and felt kinda like that, although I think if it's in your vagina bv or a yeast infection is more likely

  • I suggest you go and see your doctor

  • The best thing to do is to visit a gynecologist for good advice. To help stop the itching, you should frequently wash with really warm water. Buy a feminine cleanser from the pharmacy, preferably an organic one.
    It's probably a minor yeast infection. It could be caused by sexual intercourse or a not good enough feminine hygiene.

    • Thanks for the advice =) It's diminished a lot within the past few days and oddly, having more sex (that I was more into) seemed to help with it. Is it really safe to put warm water up INTO the vagina though?

    • I don't know about that, I've never tried it.

    • Hahaha, I'll look it up then. Thanks though.

  • go to a doctor just in case

  • get tested for a bladder infection.

    • I've had bladder infection a few times before and this is definitely not it.