I have a really peculiar problem and I'm not sure what it is or how to really explain it. I thought at first it was a yeast infection, but the only place that's really bothering me is my butt crack area. It's nonsensically itchy and almost always bleeds when I wipe, although I know it's just from the act of wiping (it seems really sensitive). I'm very cleanly and I have been extra careful now that this has been happening (washing more often and gentler, in addition to using flushable wipes). Wondering if it has been due to yeast, I've stopped wearing underwear most of the time and I have been using miconazole cream. It's been about two weeks now and I have only noticed minor relief through these steps. Does anyone know what this is? It's not centralized at all. In really goes from top to bottom, but I notice MUCH less irritation from my vagina forward (although there is a little itchiness there, hence my thinking it's yeast).
I know it never hurts go to a doctor but I don't have insurance and I'd like to avoid it if I can. I usually just get advice from a family member who is a doctor, but this is just one of those situations where that is a semi-last resort, so any advice is welcome.
I've wondered if maybe I'm being too clean, but I thought that was only a problem that would happen with the vagina? I didn't think that the anus region was as self-regulating. Also, it might be worth noting that I'm pretty sure this started shortly after my period ended. I can get irritated by feminine products, but I mostly used tampons so I don't know why this area would be the trouble spot.