I'm a 20-year-old (first time poster :/) who currently lives in Scotland, and I've been in a monogamous relationship for just over a year now. In the past couple of months I've experienced some bleeding which I initially thought came from my vagina, but now that I think about it it wasn't the right colour or consistency. I've had this before and it went away which is why I've left it so long, but recently the itchiness and bleeding have steadily increased to the point where PIV sex is now painful - and feels a bit like there's a slight tearing upon first entry each time - and it's pretty much a constant frustration. I've only just looked at it (more fool me) and the entire bit of skin from under my vulva to my anus is raw, shiny, and has shallow tears which is where the blood is coming from.
I've just finished a two-week course of antibiotics to treat some sort of in-vagina infection - they haven't yet confirmed a diagnosis but they said the probability of me having one was high enough to treat me anyway, so I said hey ho, may as well - doxycycline and metronidazole (not sure about that last one) so I'd rather hope to discount the chance of it being anything treatable by those medicines.
I'm just at a loss, really. Everytime I go to the loo I can feel the tears re-opening and of course it's painful to wipe, so I feel like just waiting for them to heal like last time is a losing battle. Is there anything I can do?