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A 18-year-old female asked:

mass of tissue connected to vaginal opening, regular periods, and its not hymen. can't use tampons or have sex. what is this blockage and how's it fix?

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See a gynecologist : Unfortunately there's no way to know what this is without examining you. Your gynecologist be able to quickly evaluate the area and offer you treatment based on the diagnosis.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have spotting after sex if I am pregnant?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Any new bleeding in pregnancy should be reported to your doctor/cnm. The cervix is very friable (bleeds easily) in pregnancy. Because of this, many women experience spotting after intercourse. I would not qualify this as normal, but it is very common and most times not worrisome.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I manage vaginal discharge while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get tested : Yeast infections & bacterial vaginosis are nonsexually transmitted vaginal infections which are common in pregnancy. If you are having vaginal discharge you should should be tested for gonorrhea, chlamydia & trichomoniasis. Some women will have excess vaginal discharge without having an infection from the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Many also leak small amounts of urine during pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How does sex affect the male based on vagina sizes and muscle tone?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Circular muscle: The lining of the vagina(epithelium) is surrounded by circular muscle that can contract around objects and a potential space that can expand as well. Expansion projects include childbirth, sex and tampon placement.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you have sex with a girl that has a urinary tract infection and not get it?

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Yes: Vaginal penetration by the penis will not induce infection simply because your partner has a uti.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can u get vaginal sores from shaving pubic hair?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: You can get infection at the site of hair follicles, but you cannot get sores vaginally. You need to be seen by a doctor who can check your herpes viral titers.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not unless you use a chemical whichnentersnthe vaginal cavity for a prolonged period and causes mucosal ulceration
Aug 18, 2012
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It is possible if the shaving cream you use enters the vaginal cavity and sits there for a prolonged period causing mucosal inflammation and/or ulceration
Aug 18, 2012

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