Katie (wishesorhopes) wrote in vaginapagina,

raw/sensitive/itchy vagina?

Hi everyone.
I've had this problem for a while and I'm not sure what to do about it. I have an overactive bladder and have to pee a lot and I think the urine must irritate me because my vagina feels raw and sensitive and itchy. And it burns after peeing. I am reasonably sure that I don't have an infection, the discharge is all normal. Years ago, I spoke to a gynecologist about this and he said that it could be because I have very sensitive skin that could be getting irritated by laundry detergent, etc. (I use unscented detergent now). He said I should use hydrocortison cream to help, but when I do that, it seems to make the irritation even worse. So I feel like I need to change what I am doing. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Could not wearing loose enough underwear cause this irritation too? I just realized that my underwear is kinda tight, and the fabric might rub it the wrong way literally.

For the record: I'm not on birth control.

Ugh, it's just really annoying. I'm starting to be sexually active and instead of being aroused when touched, it just BOTHERS me. No pleasure at all. Help.
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