So, I posted recently about hemorrhoids. Well, this time it is the front region. For awhile now (a yr maybe?) I've had this problem of having occasional labial / vaginal tears. Right now, for example, there is a "cut" / tear in the fold between the labia. It is not from intercourse (it was there before sex) or from "soaps" or similar products. It is like it happens when (gently) wiping after peeing and then just gets exacerbated by wearing clothes (undies are cotton).
I have tried various creams at home (like a neosporan type cream), witch hazel and tea tree oil. Nothing seems to really make it better. I have had similar "cuts" / tears nearer to the urinary opening and those hurt like crazy to pee. These "cuts"/tears seem to happen anywhere on the outer vaginal area / labial area and they suck.
FWIW - my kids are 4 1/2 and nearly 3, so this is not related to labor. Also, I have been to doctors (PCP, "hormone" specialist and endocrinologist for "issues" over the last 6-12 months (Feeling "out of whack", irritable, very fatigued, intolerance to temp changes, etc, etc). So far, all lab work is "normal"....but the general consensus is that I have "subclinical symptoms" and there is "not much we can do until something clinical shows up".....I have, for awhile, wondered if I am perimenopausal....or it's just over-the-top PMS ... or thyroid.... or adrenal...or a combo of some/all of the above...
Any ideas why these keep happening? Any advice as to what to do about it?