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Your Female Urethral Itchiness May Also be Known as:
Pee-hole itchiness
Vaginal itchiness

Top 7 Female Urethral Itchiness Causes

  1. 1.Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and is not caused by poor hygiene (in fact, excessive washing of the vagina may increase the risk). Its symptoms are usually mild, consisting primarily of a white-gray vaginal discharge that has a fishy smell.

    You should visit your primary care physician. If you have any symptoms of BV, a swab of the discharge will be tested to confirm the diagnosis, and antibiotic treatment will be started.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal odor, bloody vaginal discharge, thick vaginal discharge, thin vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Trichomonas Vaginal Infection

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection (or "Trichomoniasis" or "trich") is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite of the same name. It affects over 3 million people per year, but only about 30% have any symptoms.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the coming days. He or she may order a number of tests to identify if the bug is actually the cause of your symptoms. Treatment involves prescription metronidazole or tinidazole.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal odor, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal bleeding, white/gray vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Yeast Infection

    Recurrent yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. Meanwhile, you should plan a visit with your primary care physician to discuss your recurring symptoms. A longer treatment and additional testing might be needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Atrophic Vaginitis

    Atrophic vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina and surrounding structures. It is caused by decreased levels of estrogen which causes the endometrial and vaginal lining to thin and vaginal pH to increase, causing symptoms like dryness, burning, and itching.

    You should speak with your physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options. Treatment may include estrogen replacement, moisturizers, and lubricants.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, vaginal itch or burning, painful sex, bleeding after sex
    Symptoms that always occur with atrophic vaginitis:
    hidden: menarche status: perimenopausal or postmenopausal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Irritant Contact Dermatitis of the Vagina

    Contact irritant dermatitis of the vagina occurs when there is an irritant of some sort that causes damage to the skin. The irritation is often caused by friction or chemicals.

    Avoid using products that may irritate your vagina. In particular, stay away from douching and using vaginal washes.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, vaginal discharge, urinary changes
    Symptoms that always occur with irritant contact dermatitis of the vagina:
    vaginal itch or burning
    Symptoms that never occur with irritant contact dermatitis of the vagina:
    urinary changes, vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Lichen Sclerosus

    Lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It's most commonly on the genital region and occurring in women who are post menopausal.

    You should go to the doctor in the next few weeks. There, a physical exam and a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment involves topical steroids.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vaginal pain, painful sex, painful urination, dry skin on the outside of the vagina
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Premature Ovarian Failure

    "Premature ovarian failure" (POF), also called "primary ovarian insufficiency" and "early menopause" happens when the ovaries stop working well too early in life. Naturally menopause occurs between the ages 45 and 55. Symptoms of menopause are changes in menstrual period, missing periods, hot flashes, mood changes and vaginal dryness.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your physician, who might take a blood test.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, vaginal itch or burning, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Female Urethral Itchiness

  • Q.Is your vagina itchiness constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Have you ever had a yeast infection?
  • Q.Has your vaginal discharge been getting better or worse?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our female urethral itchiness symptom checker.

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Female Urethral Itchiness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced female urethral itchiness have also experienced:

    • 26% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 20% Vaginal Discharge
    • 12% Yellow Pus Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced female urethral itchiness had symptoms persist for:

    • 40% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Less Than a Day
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced female urethral itchiness were most often matched with:

    • 36% Bacterial Vaginosis
    • 35% Trichomonas Vaginal Infection
    • 28% Yeast Infection
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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