I have been experiencing an external itch in what according to diagrams is the vulva vestibule. It is usually not noticeable throughout the day only getting worse at night (perhaps because I take my mind off during daily activities) and on some days isnt noticeable at all.
This has been ongoing for about 3 weeks at this point and hasn't changed much since first occurring. The only issue is the itching, it only appears to be reddened/painfull if I irritate it, there is no internal itch/pain, no pain during urination, no changes to discharge or any noticeable smell.
I have experienced this before in June, where it lasted for a few weeks then stopped without treatment, during this time I took self-test for STDs from the NHS and came up negative for all tests ( HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia).
I have never experienced any gynecological issues before so am unaware of how a yeast infection or vaginosis would feel other than what I have read online, neither of which seem to match 100% with my experience. I have purchased treatment for both thrush and BV however, am wary of using these as I am aware than antibiotics and antifungals can seriously mess up the vaginal microbiome and lead to recurrent infection. If I were to use one I would need to be sure that it's the right treatment.
I'm not sure if this info is relevant but perhaps maybe factors?
-I practice good hygiene and shower every day/ every second day, ensuring I wash genitalia.
- I am not and have not been sexually active with anyone since May. However, I do use toys which I ensure are thoroughly cleaned before and after use.
- I have had Nexplanon in since May.
My only local sexual health clinic has a 1+ month waiting list so I would greatly appreciate some advice.
Does it sound like BV or a yeast infection? Or could it be something else? Are itches sometimes normal? Could it be because of my implant?