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foxxy lady
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For the last few days I've been expeirencing mild to moderate vaginal itching. There are no other "symptoms" or abnormalities accompanying the itch; The vaginal discharge is normal and oderless. I recently stopped taking the oral contraceptive I've been on few three years. The itching first began soon after the end of my last period. I read online that itching could be caused by stress but I'm not sure if that's true or not? I'm currently in the final weeks of my graduate program and am dealing with a decent amount of stress from that. I also read menstration could cause irritation from pads or tampons but again, I'm uncertain how truthful that is? Id just like to find out if quitting birth control, stress, or irritation could be possible rational explainations for this or not? Thank you for your time.
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Robin Lee
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Anything that changes the body in some way has the potential to be the reason behind symptoms; stopping birth control and life stress both can and do affect the body physically.

Disposable pads and tampons do cause irritation for many people. The chemicals and synthetic materials can, for some folks, irritate sensitive vaginal and vulvar tissues and even throw off the PH balance of the vagina.

It's impossible for us to say what is causing this itching though. These are just plausible possibilities.

If the itching continues, do you have a healthcare provider you can see?

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Yes, I have doctor I visit annually whom I can easily make an appointment with. Thank you for the response. I believe I'll wait a week to see how things progress and if nothing improves, I'll plan a visit to my gynocologist.
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Sounds like a reasonable plan. [Smile]

And you're welcome.

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