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    vaginal pain
    wrestle posted:
    I'm 49, and I have been having intense burning around my vaginal area, also itching, it also feels uncomfortable around my urethra. i do have a very thick clear mucaous discharge, clear after my periods. Been to get checked, no bacteria, Dr says did not check for yeast because no clumpy white discharge, gave me difulcan just in case, 3 doses, wich i took, it has been 5 days since, still very intense burning, it hurts so bad i can't take it anymore! I use vagicaine but it only helps for a short while, this seems to be a constant ongoing problem, any one else suffer with this, and what do you do, the pain and itch are unbearable, I have my annual pap on Tuesday, please if anyone can help me to ask the gynecologist what can be done. There are very few days without pain
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear Wrestle,
    This is difficult to evaluate without an exam-but I would bring up the question with your doc of vulvodynia? Another question that I would ask: have you tried any topical steroids on the area? Since you have your exam in a few days, you might just get a small tube of hydrocortisone cream over the counter, and try to apply it to the burning/itching area-then you can report to your doc if it helped.
    Let us know what happens,
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane

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