Vaginal Itching & Pain In Diabetics

by Reddy
(reddy_rakeshp@yahoo.com)

QUESTION: Dear sir,


This is case of my mother ( age 49) who is a diabetic and recently had undergone a laser treatment with the stent for the removal of kidney stone.

Since then she has been suffering from vaginal burning and itching and pain.

this stays though out the day.

It has been 5months since then and there is no relief.

We tried all medicines, allopathy, homeopathy. she had been treated for yeast infection and hormonal imbalances.

She had been on estrogen creams, and antibiotics.

Although her sugar level can be the reason for this but she never faced a problem like this ever before.

She is under a lot of depression and she also has hypertension.

We are clueless as what to do.

even her sugar levels are not coming under control.

can you help on this.....


ANSWER: Hi Reddy,

A laser treatment for kidney stone removal is not shown to be associated with such problems as your mother is facing.

Next, you are telling that your mother has been put a stent. Usually, not stent or other types of catheters are used during laser therapy. Unless, your mother has been treated for other problems.

Now, I want to know:

- Did your mother perform any lab test for vaginal problems (e.g. vaginal swab test) to see what is the problem with your mother (whether bacteria or yeast?)

- Did the problems started after laser therapy or they were worsen at that time? In other words, did she have those symptoms before and worsen after treatment?

- You are telling that your mother is at age of 49. She is o in the menopause or perimenopause period. Her doctor can define it exactly.

- Has she ever done a blood test to measure her hormones levels?

As you may see, her doctor is the only one who can give a definitive answer as he/she has her medical records.

However, I hope that my suggestions and questions would help you.

Keep in mind that keeping blood sugar under control is crucial in over-passing the problems your mother is facing.

Please help her and assure that everything will be ok. She needs lots of strength and high determination.

Being depressed won't help her much. Help her cheering up to overcome every obstacles ahead.

Dr.Alba

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Solving Diabetes Vaginal Itching Problem?

QUESTION: My auntie is type 2 diabetic for 10 years. She is trying to control her diabetes, until now she is doing fine; her A1C is around 6 and fasting blood sugar around 160 mg/dl.

But she has one fastidious problem so far; vaginal itching. She has done all kind of exams and treated for yeast infection but she still has this problem.

She has tried some vaginal creams and lotions for itching but nothing. Any other idea on how to help my auntie with her diabetes vaginal itching problem?


ANSWER: Hi there,

I know that this is quite an unpleasant problem. In the following, I will try to explain certain things in order for your aunt to do in purpose to get rid of it.

1. First of all, she has to gather all her willing and forces to maintain her blood glucose level within the normal ranges. As I can see from her glucose results, her fasting blood sugar of 160mg/dl is high as compared to the normal blood sugar ranging between 64.8-104.4 mg/dl.

If it is necessary, visit the doctor for therapy adjustments, or tell her to try with diet and exercises.

2. Second very important thing is to visit a doctor, because such thing requires determination of the bacterial type, which causes the vaginal itching.

Moreover, once the right diagnosis is made, it will help in taking the right treatment, because the doctor will understand which antibiotic to use in purpose to remove the bacteria.

Then, she has to start a treatment with antibiotic and to follow the therapy directions, provided by her doctor.

  • As vaginal itching is a symptom of sexually transmitted disease (STD), therefore, her doctor will determine whether it it STD or diabetes causing her itching problems.

    3. The other thing, which she has to do about it, is to keep the area dry and clean and not to scratch it. This will keep the infection steady and it will prevent further complications.

    In addition, it is important for her to start using panties made from cotton, because the silk and other materials will irritate the area.

  • Regarding the sexual intercourse, you have to warn her to avoid it for at least 2-3 months. This will prevent eventual infection with other bacteria, which can lead to vaginal itching again.

    At the end, if your auntie will do everything mentioned above, her problems with vaginal itching will disappear soon.

    Dr.Alba

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