Sooner or later, every woman is faced with such a problem as itching during menstruation. Independently determine the cause of this phenomenon is difficult, and sometimes impossible. Therefore, in case of occurrence of such symptoms should be compulsory to consult a doctor, especially if the itching persists over several cycles. The causes of itching are very diverse, it is first necessary to eliminate infection of the genital organs, which is only possible at the time of analyzes. And, of course, in any case, should not engage in self-justifying inability to visit a gynecologist lack of time and other circumstances.
Causes of itching during menstruation
As noted above, the causes of itching during menstruation are very numerous. These include:
- thrush (candidiasis urogenital);
- nonspecific colpites:
- herpes virus and human papilloma virus;
- intolerance to sanitary napkins, particularly tampons
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- violation of hygiene;
- chronic inflammatory diseases of the uterus and appendages;
- chronic physical diseases such as diabetes
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In order to establish the cause of itching during menstruation, you must be examined (in the postmenstrual period):
In the case of vaginitis, there is congestion of the vaginal walls, pathological bleach and smears found an increased amount of white blood cells and abnormal flora (fungi, trichomonas, etc.). For example, thrush whites have curd character, itching intensified, not only during menstruation, but after intercourse at night or after consuming large amounts of carbohydrates. When Trichomonas coleitis also observed increase in cables, they are yellowish-green color and an unpleasant odor.
- Handed a pelvic examination
On palpation of the uterus and appendages gynecologist can reveal their pain, pasty, indicating either an acute or a chronic process.
- Tests for infections, sexually transmitted infections
If the normal vaginal smear is not detected abnormal flora prescribe specific tests for infection
Tests for infections - important indicators
Sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, ureaplasmosis
Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system
Herpes virus, etc).
Colposcopy (examination of the cervix under magnification) is especially recommended in the presence of pathological processes in the cervix (erosion, cervicitis, warts).
Ultrasound performed if indicated.
- Consulting of a therapist
Medical consultation and the subsequent submission of analyzes (blood sugar, blood for thyroid hormones) are conducted after the exclusion of all gynecological reasons.
Treatment of itching that occurs during menstruation, depends on the cause, he was summoned.
If you have appointed colpitis specific anti-inflammatory therapy (thrush is treated with antifungal drugs, prescribed drugs for trichomoniasis metronidazole, nonspecific colpitis treated with various disinfectants). The treatment of endometritis and adnexitis more sophisticated and complex (antibiotics, antispasmodics, vitamins). Chronic inflammation of the uterus and requires follow-up medical preventive courses and rehabilitation (health resort treatment, physiotherapy, mud). In the presence of pathological processes of the cervix (erosion) is carried out moxibustion, lazerovaporizatsiya and more.
Separately should stay on the obscure causes of itching during menstruation. So, often, itching occurs as an allergic reaction to sanitary pads (especially flavored). Changing pads leads to the elimination of itching. Often there is itching as a result of violation of the rules of hygiene during menstruation. It is necessary to wash at least two times a day without using soap or using special neutral gels. During menstruation should not take a bath, sauna or steam bath. In addition, itching during menstruation may occur as a result of violations of the diet. It is necessary to eliminate this period of sharp, fatty and sweet foods.