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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why does my vagina, and its opening, hurt and sometimes burn when we have sex? he works away for 10 days and when he comes back, first time we have sex doesnt hurt. but as days go on it hurts it smells and itches. i recover when he leaves again?

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Vaginitis: Assuming that the sex is unprotected, one of the many that can contribute to altering the vaginal flora is the ejaculate. Like with most exposures, the body will adjust its defenses. Until that happens, use of an OTC (over the counter) aid (e.g. Vagisil) and/or dietary adjustments (prebiotics in yogurt) can be considered.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
GYNECOLOGIST: Please consult with your Gynecologist to diagnose and provide treatment for your problem. If you are not comfortable with your Doctor, see another for a second opinion.
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