This is mortifying... But I need answers and i'm scared to go to my Dr.
I am 24 years old, female, currently menstruating. I usually use tampons and panty liners but I was having extreme discomfort so I switched to pads. Five days into this the outer lips of my vagina are very swollen, red, puffy, slightly hard to the touch, and due to itching- cracked and skinless.
Is it a reaction? Does it sound like anything else??? I am currently in a monogamous relationship and on Seasonique for birth control- due to latex allergies we are unable to use condoms.