Post # 1
Hi ladies- going anon for this post.
For the past few days I have started to feel uncomfortable down there. When I wear underwear, no matter why type, all I can think about is how I can feel it down there. There is no pain or itching, it’s just the discomfort of constantly feeling the underwear on my skin. I also don’t have any unusual discharge or bleeding etc so only have one symptom. I’ve tried to look up what it could be but can’t find anything that matches these symptoms so was just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar?
Again sorry for the tmi but this is beginning to drive me crazy because I can’t get comfortable!
Post # 2
annonybee : I’ll get Too Much Information with you! is the discomfort on your inner vaginal lips, or more the outter parts? How do you feel when you aren’t wearing underwear? Would you say the discomfort is an ache, or more of an irritated or raw skin feel? Have you recently changed laundry detergents? Have you had sex or used tampons recently, and if so, how did it feel?
Post # 3
Thanks for your response!
The discomfort is just where the underwear touches so I suppose the outer lips. When I take my underwear off I am comfortable again. I wouldn’t say that it is an ache or raw skin feel, it’s just discomfort, like I need to keep pulling the fabric away from my skin. I haven’t changed laundry detergents recently so don’t think that is it and haven’t used tampons either. Sex feels normal though.
Post # 4
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I hate underwear. I never wear it unless I have my period. I also don’t wear a bra. Just dont wear underwear. If that’s not an option, time to go shopping for some new ones in a different material.
Post # 5
I’ve had this problem since I was about 13/14 and I’m 29 now, I can’t sleep with anything on my bottom half because of it. I hate wearing underwear but have to, I’ve tried so many different types of underwear, laundry detergent, shower gels, feminine hygiene products etc and nothing helps. I personally think I have dermatitis because I get very very irritated with sanitary towels to point where I scratch until I bleed and my skin peels off (sorry TMI). I don’t know what the answer is but you have my sympathies.
Post # 6
Have you done anything different? Shaved with a new razor or different soap? Bought new underwear?
Its possible that your underwear might be too tight. Maybe it shrunk in the laundry?
Post # 7
Try a new undie shape?
Maybe boxers?? Or spanx? They don’t cup the little vaj part, so it’s kinda like just wearing pants under your pants/skirt/whatever instead of having underwear on.
Post # 8
Thank you all for your replies! I honestly can’t think of anything different. Maybe I just need to change my underwear because I can’t think of anything else. I’m going to spend some time thinking about anything that could be different.
Post # 9
Are you a cyclist by any chance? Do you spin? Do you ride a tractor regularly? Weird questions, but if you do anything that regularly puts pressure on your sitz bones, you might have pudendal nerve entrapment. It’s a nerve that extends from your butt to the front of your pelvis and all over the labia. If it gets irritated, it can cause feelings of discomfort that pretty much run the gamut (anything from itching, numbness, burning, stabbing pain, feeling “dry”, or just really sensitive, like every sensation down there is amplified—nerves are weird).
Post # 10
Have you tried using a liner? I usually feel a bit uncomfortable being in contact with underwear directly esp being that the top bit / seam part of the crotch area seem to rub. Wearing a liner that cover the seam area helps me.
Post # 11
I have dealt with this too! The only underwear that I liked was a Hanes looser waist silk brief that I cannot find again. I think it’s when underwear is so tight, it irritates my skin. I don’t get rashes but it’s so uncomfortable.
Post # 12
I have never had it in that area but it sounds similar to what I’ve always called sensory overload. I have had it on my upper arm, stomach and thigh. It always eventually goes away. It’s fine as long as nothing is touching it. It’s like the nerve endings there are ultra sensitive.
I’ve read it could be a beginning sign of shingles.. but that’s never happened