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I have a white thick discharge. Sometimes white and clumpy. And it itches and burns when I have sex. Is it a sign of and std?

I have a white thick discharge. Sometimes white and clumpy. And it itches and burns when I have sex. Is it a sign of and std?

Vaginitis: This sounds like a vaginal infection rather than a uti. These two conditions however often run together and it may be best for your doctor to check you for both conditions and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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I'm 7 weeks pregnant and it burns when I have sex and has a bad odor?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and it burns when I have sex and has a bad odor?

Infection: Sounds like you have a vaginal infection. You should be seen by your OB physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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It burns & hurts when I have sex, why? I'm not suffering from anything nor my partner. Gynecologist says i'm fine!

It burns & hurts when I have sex, why? I'm not suffering from anything nor my partner. Gynecologist says i'm fine!

Variable: Several situations can cause this presentation, the most common being inadequate natural vaginal lubrication. If a lubricant doesn't help, there can also be an underlying vaginal bacterial overgrowth that is irritating the vagina or even a yeast infection. Not all negative lab tests are definitive for vaginal infections. It's occasionally helpful to treat just based on symptoms. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on my outer vagina lips that burns on the inside when I have sex?

I have itchy rash on my outer vagina lips that burns on the inside when I have sex?

Gyn consult: Let the gynecologist identify the bug , any to get best yield on the treatment. Contact dermatitis due to latex condom must be thought about. Rule out dryness of vagina, diabetes or hormonal related. ...Read more

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Why might it be that when I have sex it burns?

Why might it be that when I have sex it burns?

Lubrication?: The biggest cause is lack of lubrication. I would try some xy-jelly. If burning pain persists, see your gynecologist. At your age estrogen deficiency or falling levels will do this! ...Read more

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When I have sex or wipe myself it burns, what could be wrong?

When I have sex or wipe myself it burns, what could be wrong?

Several possibilitie: An exam is the next step. Friction can cause burning and an over the counter lubricant can help. An exam is the way to figure this out to rule out infection or other causes. ...Read more

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Whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, when he first enters it burns really really bad. Then it slowly goes away. Why is this happening?

Whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, when he first enters it burns really really bad. Then it slowly goes away. Why is this happening?

Dry versus Lubed sex: You may not be getting enough foreplay at first to get your natural lubricants working and lining the vaginal cavity. You may want to work with him on taking a bit of extra time or add some lubrication on his penis so there is less trauma to under lubricated vaginal tissue. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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