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A 24-year-old female asked:

Hi there in the ending stages of period and feels as tho my vagina is tightening. hurts to use a tampon,not normal, and uterous pain. normal? thanx!!!

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Hard to say: I would wonder if it were a vaginal infection of some sort causing the irritation. An exam is warranted.
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