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So mortified. And Frustrated.

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  • Posted By: ShrinkyDinks
  • January 23, 2013
  • 01:20 AM

I've spent hours reading online, trying to find an answer to my situation, but I haven't found anything like what I'm dealing with. I hope someone here might help.

About six months ago, I started to experience severe itching...wait for it...only on the left side of my clitoris.

There is nothing else but the itch. No discharge, discoloration, rash. The skin is not dry. I hadn't been sexually active with anyone for several months when it started, and have only had one partner my whole life...and he has only been with me. Years ago I had laser hair removal, so there is no hair involved. It's not anywhere except for my clitoris--and only the left side.

Initially it was sporadic, but as the months have passed, it has increased in frequency til it's nearly omnipresent now. And it's driving me crazy. I've used Vagisil, Monistat, Gold Bond...nothing alleviates it. Of course I've considered soaps, lotions, creams, fabrics, detergents, etc. None of those seem to be the culprit. I don't believe it's an infection. The fact that it's on my clitoris naturally leads one to assume infection. But if it was a small spot anywhere else on my body and that's not necessarily the conclusion you'd jump to.

All the information I've read about seems to refer to larger areas. This is a super small area. I've wondered about neurological issues. Tumors. If (when) do cave in and scratch (gently!), it can get worse for a few minutes til it finally desensitizes (it is my clitoris, after all...but it's hardly a sexual experience) and then I'll get a reprieve. I've taken to going commando to air out, tried infrared UV light, heat, ice, sprays of water. Initially (last June) I figured it was a temporary thing that would just go away on it's own. Til two weeks ago I hadn't taken any medications, and have been generally healthy otherwise...I did just start taking Welbutrin for mild depression (winter always gets me).

Scratching is embarrassing. Telling my doctor "my clitoris itches"...after the awkwardness wore off I know that she would just run through all the usual suspects, do blood work, and maybe suggest a psychiatrist. But I'd like to go in with any information I can gather...if anyone has any suggestions that I haven't discovered in my online searching (in all it's variations) about itching. Help?!

My most sincere thanks!

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