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My Vagina Aches
Not normal: It's not normal to have an aching pain. It is possible this is related to your PCOS, but you would need an evaluation by your doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more
I'm 39 and my vagina really aches and my right groin hurts and aches too im not pregnant and not sexually active I feel unwell in myself too please help?
Infection/Cancer: Pain is usually related to an infection. But, given you age you must also worry that there is something worse. Please go see your physician today. ...Read more
Early period, bled 6 days, guy came on ass and some could have slipped near my vagina, back aches, stressed, could I have had implantation bleeding?
Most often,: Implantation bleeding does not occur. When it does, it usually is very tiny amounts of blood (i.e. Drops). If you actually had a period - then you are not pregnant. If you aren't sure what the bleeding represents then you can always take a pregnancy test if you miss your period at it's anticipated time. ...Read more
My outer vagina aches during my period. I gave birth 21 months ago, so I should be healed, right? I haven't had sex since Nov2011, no STDs, no trauma.
I'm in 37th week of pregnancy, my vagina started to ache. Is it normal and a sign of pre-term labor?
Not usually: Vaginal aching is typically an indication of pressure from pregnancy, not usually preterm labor. Labor pain is cyclical.... It comes in waves and lasts for about 60 seconds or so. The vaginal pain you describe is more typically a stabbing, aching pain that is constant. Sometimes a warm bath at this stage in pregnancy can feel good. ...Read more
Need an exam: It sounds like you might have a low-grade yeast infection, or some other vaginal infection that causes irritation (like herpes or bacterial vaginosis). You could also be having an allergic reaction to something. Your best bet would be to get an examination and see what's wrong for sure! ...Read more
Little dab will do u: A hair product called Brylcream used to have a advertising motto, "A little dab will do you." This is also true in your case whereby you can "dab" the vulva and not wipe so vigorously. If that doesn't resolve the problem, see a GYN MD to be examined for an abnormality in this area. ...Read more
See your OB/Gyn: The vagina and vulva (area on the outside of the vaginal canal) can have many different lesions or colored bumps. Without seeing the lesion it is hard to know what it could be. A biopsy should be considered to remove if it persists. Moles, skin tags, STDs and even cancer like melanoma can cause these lesions. See your local doctor or gynecologist to assess and possibly remove. ...Read more
Yes: Many 'sores' that develop in this area have nothing to do with sexual contact. ...Read more
Menopause related: This is called vaginal dryness and atrophy. It results as your ovaries produce less estrogen, and eventually stop when you enter menopause. Ask your mother and sisters if you have any, about what age they began to experience symptoms of menopause. There are medications that are available to help with the dryness. ...Read more
Get examined: You don't provide enough information to allow clear advice, except you definitely should see a doctor or clinic ASAP. If there are vislble blisters or open sores, and if the "knot" is in your groin, herpes is a concern. Whatever the cause, diagnosis will be easiest the sooner you are seen; and treatment for some conditions, including herpes, is most effective when started early. Good luck! ...Read more
Levator Myalgia: It's not uncommon for some women to suffer from a condition called levator myalgia where the muscles that make up the pelvic floor begin to spasm and need to be relaxed and retrained via physical therapy or a vaginal muscle relaxant. Ask your gynecologist for a focused vaginal examination for pain and a referral to a pelvic floor physical therapist. ...Read more
I have cracks on my outer part of my vagina and they are very painful and aching. What could be this?
Inflammation: You have some type of inflammatory process there. It could be infectious or an allergic or sensitivity type reaction. Without an exam and testing it would be impossible to tell you what this is or what to do....Best to get a check up. ...Read more
Developed something in the side of vagina like a little sore which is very painful. What can it be?
After a couple of hours of sex my vagina starts to get really sore how do I avoid this? Lubricants irritate me.
I had an itch on my vagina so I scratched it the next day it looked like a sore but doesn't hurt or itch what could it be?
I've had a small sore on the opening of my vagina but it's gone within a week should I be worried? It's dissapered now but just worried
For the past few months I have been feeling pain inside my vagina when getting aroused/lubricated. It is an aching pain...What could it be?
Could be many things: U need an exam, cultures, pap if u haven't had one, urine checked to r/o bladder problems contributing to the pain, and an ultrasound, hopefully it is nothing strange like endometriosis in the vagina which is uncommon but can cause that pain, that is what I would do if u were my pt in coral springs fl. ...Read more
I have something that is bothering me between my vagina and my butt. I don't see a sore or anything. Maybe a ripe? I'm not sure, can you help me?
Go to the Doctor: There is nothing in your question that gives a clue as to 'what is wrong'. But, regardless the best advice is to get in to see your physician. ...Read more
Possibilities: Could be a number of things. It could be something as simple as an infected hair follicle, or infected sebaceous cyst (sweat gland). Neither of which is sexually transmitted. But it could be a herpes lesion, which is an std. You can see a gynecologist for a definitive diagnosis. You can try applying warm compresses to see if that helps it to resolve. ...Read more
Rather then: Trying to guess about what the lesion is (sight unseen) - why not get this medically evaluated for an accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more