Archive for itching

I had unprotected sex with a partner and the next day had itchy and swollen vulva then it went away in 2 days, what was it?

An itchy and swollen vulva can happen for many different reasons, so we can’t give you a definitive answer. Sometimes your body has a reaction similar to an allergic reaction when you have sex with a new partner because that person’s bacteria, yeast, pH, and other factors are different from your own. You may also have had a mild yeast infection, which generally causes itching and some swelling. Yeast infections can go away on their own, but sometimes you do need medicine to fully get rid of them.

If you had unprotected sex, we strongly encourage you to get tested for STIs. In general, it’s best to wait a few months before getting tested, since many of the most common STIs take an average of 3 months to show up in your system. If you get tested immediately after having unprotected sex, it’s possible the test results won’t be accurate. Remember that you can get tested for FREE at Teen Clinic, and it’s totally confidential.

why are the sides of my testicles itchy, and what should I do

Itchy testicles can be caused by a few things. One of the most common causes is a fungal infection, which generally presents as a reddish rash. It could also be a result of chafing, using new soaps or detergents that you might be reacting to, or some STIs. Make sure to keep your genital area clean but don’t use any harsh soaps. If a rash appears or the itching is intense and continues for several days, we recommend making an appointment so a medical provider can check you out.

I was masturbating the other day and once I finished everything was fine…

The next day my vagina was itchy but there is no discharge or odor.

Itching can potentially be a sign of an infection.

Some STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can have symptoms that include itching. It is important to know that at Teen Clinic we define “sex” as oral, anal, vaginal intercourse, or genital to genital contact.  If any of these types of sexual contact happen without protection (like condoms or dental dams), there is a risk of STI transmission.

However there are infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis  that can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, and can be treated.

The only way to know what is going on for sure is to see a medical professional. They will be able to determine what is going on, and provide treatment if needed! You can do this at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

 I had protected sex with my boyfriend….

……a day after we had sex I started to notice that I have an infection and it’s very itchy. Could it be that I have an STI or is it just an infection?

Some STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can have symptoms that include itching.  While using a condom during sexual contact definitely helps reduce the risk of STIs, there is still a risk of transmission.

It is also important to know that there are other types of infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis  that can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, and can be treated.

The only way to know what is going on for sure is to see a medical professional. They will be able to determine what is going on, and provide treatment if needed! You can do this at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160

 

 

Why is my vagina so itchy? I haven’t had any sex with anyone.

Good question!

Itching can potentially be a sign of an infection.

Some STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can have symptoms that include itching. It is important to know that at Teen Clinic we define “sex” as oral, anal, vaginal intercourse, or genital to genital contact.  If any of these types of sexual contact happen without protection (like condoms or dental dams), there is a risk of STI transmission.

However there are infections like yeast and Bacterial Vaginosis  that can occur organically from imbalances in the body (stress, diet, and clothing can all contribute to this). These are not STIs, and can be treated.

The only way to know what is going on for sure is to see a medical professional. They will be able to determine what is going on, and provide treatment if needed! You can do this at our Teen Clinic. Give us a call to make an appointment! 303-442-5160