I am 5 weeks post op (laproscopic) and the past 2 weeks have been experiencing episodes of vaginal/labia itching. I first thought, yeast infection but then it goes away sometimes for a whole day. Thankfully I have my 6 week post op appointment next week, but just thought to throw this out there. Otherwise post op is going great.
I was diagnosed with a yeast infection yesterday. I called my doctor's office to see what I could use, since nothing in the vagina, for 8 weeks. The nurse said I would need to be seen to make sure it was yeast and not a bacterial infection, of course I was right a major yeast infection. I was prescribed Diflucan. Also, for me the itching would come and go, so I asked my DH to look, and he said it looked like yeast, that prompted the phone call to the dr office.
Thanks for the responses - very helpful. I did not have ovaries removed. The itching seems to occur more toward the end of the day/early evening when I am winding down just watching tv? It's not so terrible that it drives me insane, but definitely an issue. If it get's worse I will call my Doc - otherwise will wait till my appointment next week - just 5 days from now. Thanks Ladies!
Sorry I didn't respond sooner.My DR told me sitz baths were okay-the amount of water is small and the idea is to soak the outer area,not for the water to go inside.In a tub,there is a lot of water and if if the water goes in,it could cause an infection.Hopefully by now you have been seen,and have an answer.