For probably the last month or more, my vulva has been rather itchy and slightly swollen. Those are the only symptoms, I haven't had any odor or excessive discharge. I suspected it was an external yeast infection and used yogurt to treat it. It subsided for a while, but in the last week or two the itchiness has been back with a vengeance. I tried using yogurt again, but it's not doing the trick this time.
The whole time my discharge has been its normal off-white/yellow color, but today I noticed it's light brown. My period ended Monday, but I'm on Loestrin 24FE and as a result it's usually light so I don't know if it could be old blood or not. Whatever it is, I'm a bit worried.
I tried calling my doctor today, but their office is closed on Fridays (just my luck). I can't really afford Monistat until I get paid -- it's actually cheaper for me to go to the doctor because my insurance covers it all. So, I guess my question is does this sound like an external yeast infection or maybe something more? And what would be a good way to treat it until I can get to the doctor? Yogurt seems to be out since it's not helping me too much anymore. :(
Thanks a lot, ever-helpful VPers!