Let me start out by saying I'm 95% sure this is not a yeast infection. There's no discharge and it seems to be limited to the flesh of my vulva and not far into my vagina (just a bit at the entrance). It's red and extremely sore and burning and itchy and driving me insane. It began the morning after having sex (with a condom) and has gotten progressively worse since. It's been three days now. I've showered, bathed without soap, and used vaginal wipes to no avail. I'm now on my period, which only complicates things, since my usually quick and heavy period is much lighter than it should be, making me paranoid that it's not my period at all and I'm just plain bleeding.
Yes, I plan to see a doctor as soon as I can (hopefully tomorrow), but I'm sitting here wringing my hands stressing about it and wondering if anyone has any idea what this is. Someone suggested a latex allergy, but I don't know anyone who has one to ask if the experience is comparable. Just having some idea what this might be would do a lot to put my mind at ease, even if it's bad news.