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    Hi. I am still suffering from vaginl and rectal itching after treating myself for what I thought was a yeast infection. I used so many things down below, both vaginally and rectally (Terazol, Mycolog II, gentian violet, burrow's solution, tea tree oil, boric acid capsules, Nystatin cream, etc etc). The vaginal itching and redness is calming down but the rectal itching is unbearable. I was diagnosed with "some small internal hemorrhoids" about a week and half ago and given a prescription for Anusol but it is not helping and the doc thought I would only have to use it for a few days before I got relief. I am seeing a specialist (Dr. Leo Galland) on May 28th if this doesn't resolve...he costs 600 bucks and doesn't accept insurance so I am miserable about this. I don't know if I am experiencing yeast (the cultures now show up negative), an allergic reaction to all of the creams and ointments I've used, or my biggest concern is that this is an onset of vulvodynia. (My former gyno stated that I could give myself vulvodynia from overuse of antifungals.) I have read that the itching of vulvodynia can extend to the rectal/anal area but has anyone experienced or heard of this being the primary symptom? It is very uncomfortable to sit down and I have been using a hemorrhoid cushion at work so I can make it through the day. I do not know that much about vulvodynia except that I am petrified of having to deal with that on top of the IC and the PFD.

    Thanks for any advice/input!
    -Nancy R

  • #2
    Hi Nancy,
    I suffered from all of the above. It was only after I started taking Diflucan that my vaginal redness and rectal itching as well as bladder symptoms went away. I also stay away from foods on my IGg test (delayed allergy test) and follow an anti-yeast diet.
    Let us know what happens with Dr. Galland. He is supposed to be great.
    Good luck - hope you get relief soon!!!
    Jackie

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    • #3
      I have hemorrhoids and do occasionally have what I call a hemorrhoid flare --- I get itching and burning that drives me up the walls. What seems to work best for me is to tuck a cotton ball next to where the itching is, inside my underpants. That seems to help keep the area dry, which helps me get over the flare much quicker. It can take weeks for me to get over one. You might want to give the anusol longer to see if it will help.

      If you're testing negative for yeast, the anti fungals could contribute to the problem.

      Sending healing thoughts,
      Donna
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      • #4
        Hi, I know nothing about vulvodynia but know a little about rectal itching and hemorrhoids. Anusol has always taken a while to work and I use it regularly. I've also tried Elocom which helps clear the hemorrhoids but it does burn when you put it in. Also, if you're not doing it, you might want to consider putting the Anusol internally and externally because hemorrhoids originate on the inside. My other question or suggestion is has your doctor asked you for a stool sample? That could be used to eliminate the possibility of some other problem.

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        • #5
          Nancy,
          I have the same problem and the itching can be due to yeast in your system.
          There are kits you can purchase at health food stores called Candi-gone.
          There is also a book callt"The Woman and the yeast connection". by Dr. William Crooks.
          It explains how rectal itching is often not due to hemmoroids only but also bad yeastor Candida.
          The anti-yeast diet is good but at the same time you have to intoduce the good yeast back into your system so they will keep the bad yeast at bay.
          Hope this helps [img]tongue.gif[/img]
          May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
          Sparky :-)

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          • #6
            Holding wet-wipes or baby-wipes in the rectum and vaginal areas takes away soreness and itching for me. Not inside but just keeping in place close to.

            Hope this helps, it is a miserable condition on top of all the other ones.
            Anney

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            • #7
              Holding wet-wipes or baby-wipes in the rectum and vaginal areas takes away soreness and itching for me. Not inside but just keeping in place close to.

              Hope this helps, it is a miserable condition on top of all the other ones.
              Anney

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