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Embarrassing...anal/vaginal itching burning
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FibroGal - March 29

Wondering if any other ladies out there have or have had intense anal/genital itching and burning. I am 47. My OB/GYN said exam and vaginal culture for yeast were normal. But I have had a maddening itch which burns after scratching in the entire area. It's scary to search the Internet because some things sound very worrisome. I think it could be due at least in part to my terrible anxiety, but thought I would ask: are these type of symptoms associated with fibro at all?


Anne Hillebrand - March 29

Are you the Overly Acidic Version of Fibromyalgia?
(Have heart burn or Saliva pH is lower than 7.4?)

Then it could be acidy perspiration / acidy clear lubrication, etc.

Try this trick. Put baking soda in water and drink. Also put some baking soda in a bowl of water, moisten wash cloth and wipe the area that is itching.

Look up FibroFix on google All free site tells how to test, diagnose and successfully relieve all symptoms of Fibromyalgia on a daily business.


tnichel - March 29

Yes. How embarassing. I've had this problem for a while now and have tried vagisil and hemmrhoid creams. I had the best luck with a hydrocortisone cream. I plan on asking my ob/gyn about this.


sandra17007 - March 29

Same thing here, comes and goes, worst after having relationship with hubby. Now have creme to help with intercourse and seem to go on off with treatments of ph being imbalance. I found that if I drink loads of water it seems the ph goes back to normal?


solanadelfina - March 30

Yes, and it's quite annoying, especially at work. I think at least part of my problem is dryness, thanks to the frequent trips to the ladies room and being unable to tolerate any sweat down there. I'm cutting down on the hot baths and liners, since they seem to make it worse.


awesomebikerbabe - April 4

yes me .. am plagued withit .. just because he said your yeast cultures are normal doesnt mean they are .. they do one type of test .. its not enough ..
try to cut out all bread wheat etc and limit your sugar intake ..
plus ide recommend aloe vera gel .. and eat a clove of garlic a day raw .. just cut it up and swallow it with water like a pill ..
tea tree oil and lavender oil in your bath might help .. and i know it sounds odd but wear a long skirt and no underwear as often as possible .. get some air in there .. i hope it helps .. you have what i had and still get ..


belle1329 - April 7

Anne Hillebrand,
Thank you for the information on the fibrofix, very interesting.


kingstongirl - April 11

Have you tried vaginal estrogen cream? Rosie O'Donnell gave an interview recently where she mentioned the same thing. (Same age too!) where she said she liked having an older friend like Madonna who is going thru peri ahead of her. She said Madonna told her "get the cream!"

Talk to your doc?


kjscns09 - August 20

Does anyone else suffer from tail bone pain and rectal pain and spasms from fibromyalgia, or should I be concerned it may be something else. I recently have been diagnosed with FM but have had the symptoms for many years, just in denial if you know what I mean. Please help! Thank you!!


axxie - August 20

Hi FibroGal

Bacterial Vaginosis almost anything can give you the itch.
Did you change your laundry detergent, when washing the undies, make sure that you use an extra rinse to make sure to soap is left on your clothes.

Tampons & liners & douching are a no no. Maybe you have a new sexual partner? if yes, it may be him, giving you the extra itch, especially if your man does not hydrate well.

A couple of things for you drinking plenty of water or cranberry juice will help with the itching, that an eating yogourt, it helps with keeping the good candida fighting the bad ones.

Have you been using too many over the counter vaginal yeast infection creams, if yes, then what you have is a reacurring infection, that can be cleared through drinking cranberry juice, water, and eating yogourt twice a day. Maybe you would like to try gel when you have intercourse, this should help you, keep it clean. At night when the itch is too much, you wipe yourself with plain yogourt, it helps with the keeping your ph level balance.

Believe me I had the same problems and I actually cleared it by wiping with yogourt and taking yogourt pills and drinking watered down cranberry juice for about ten days. It cleared everything, now I use gel when I have a relationship with hubby and it keeps away the dryness.

Good luck to you and let us know what worked for you.


valjoy - December 21

Vaginal and rectil burning....yes, yes, yes, for 2 years now and I think the only thing that helps is "Less Stress", try and keep stress free, easier said than done. Mine only came when I was under a ton of stress. I had all the swabs etc... done at the Dr's and nothing showed up. Lyrica helped and so did Endep which is given for Fibro patients now but unfortunately I could not take these drugs due to holding too much fluid. I had to wear long dresses for 18 months as I could not wear undies, too much pain and can't work any more than 2 days per week due to the heat and pain of sitting down at a desk all day. Rectum cramping is another terrible thing and the only relief is to take one valium, that gets you back to sleep at night but if you are caught out only 1/2 valium or you get very tired, nothing worse than being out or at work and nodding off to sleep. The only thing that helps my cramps are valium.


kvc33 - December 21

First if all, resist the urge to scratch. Use a cold compress on the area to cool it down and relieve the itch. I use lidocaine gel to deal with burning on urination and vulvodynia. Any sexual activity sets it off as does taking a bath for me. Dry skin can cause itching. Moisturize the area with olive oil, one of nature's best moisturizers. It you have any odor or discharge then there is something else going on.


fibromite.u.k. - December 21

I have been plagued with itching and burning "down below" since I was in my teens. I used to have it so badly that for years I had to attend a skin clinic. Over the years I have tried all kinds of things and sometimes think I have found the answer to it all, but after a time the itching comes back. Strangly though, for some years I really thought it has cleared up for good, but this summer, it came back with a vengange. I find that I wake up in the night and find that I have been scratching until I make myself bleed. My doctor had given me all kinds of ointments and creams for itching there and nothing was working, in desperation she eventually gave me some soothing cream for dryness. I put it in the fridge and it is lovely and cool to put on. It is the only thing that seems to help at present, although it is not so bad in this cold weather anyway. I have had a very stressful year, so do wonder if stress may make it worse.


kimzsoa - December 23

Hmmm, I just had a yeast infection..maybe the test results were wrong, maybe try an over the counter yeast infection med to see if it works, it can't hurt. The 3 day suppository one is best in my opinion and comes with a tube of cream to relieve the outside itch which can be vaginal and anal.

Hemmorhoids can also cause severe itching...


msgb - December 26

I had this issue just recently.
I went to the DR and she stated that there didn't seem to be any problem. I agree though that hemorrhoids can cause issues relating to similar symptoms.
She stated that using a cream like Desitin ( the creamy version) or to not use a fragrance in my shampoo or body wash was another thing I could try. Also do not use suds for your clothing that has a fragrance. Use a gentle was suds such as Woolite or a baby clothing wash such as Ivory Snow.


valjoy - August 23

Yes, tail bone pain and cramps down there are all part of Fibro. Valium will give some relief when the spasms happen.


valjoy - August 23

Girls, get checked out for Lichen Sclerosus, there is a cream for it and it will help. I have been told for 2-1/2 years that there is nothing wrong with me and it is all stress, nerves, watch the diet, sugars, acids etc.... but it was not that at all, it is LS. The Dr. will be able to check you out!



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