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Vaginal Soreness From Tampons
Started using tampons, change it every 2/3 hours but now vagina walls feel a bit sore from inserting and Removing tampons all day. Will I get TSS?
Toxic shock syndrome: Toxic shock syndrome or TSS, happens when tampon is left in place for long periods of time such as 8-12 hours. It is unlikely to happen with frequent tampon changes from 2-3 hours. You can safely leave a tampon in place for 4-6 hours. More about tampon use http://youngwomenshealth. Org/2012/09/27/tampons/ ...Read more
My vagina is very swollen completely inside to a point where I can't insert a tampon, it's not sore just very worrying, any idea what this could be?
Just before my periods, I experience a deep ache inside my vaginal opening. It's not painful, but odd. It actually feels better to have a tampon in.
Vaginitis: It could be yeast, bacterial infection, sexually transmitted infection or even atrophy causing your irritation. You should consult with you doctor but could try over the counter medication prior to that. There are also vaginal ph tests that are available over the counter which may help. ...Read more
Need an exam: It's really hard to know what's wrong without seeing what you are talking about. I'd recommend a trip to the gyn doc for a good exam. ...Read more
Gynecologist: Go see your gyn. It might be an infection. ...Read more
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more
Use a mirror: Easiest way is to use a mirror for inspection. Otherwise you will need a second party to look. Your doctor could certainly do this for you. ...Read more
Unusual growth in vaginal opening, not itchy or sore rough to touch and white in colour what is this?
HPV?: The only way to tell for sure is to be examined. If it's something new, it may be a human papilloma virus lesion. But many who who are paying attention to the genital area, suddenly notice hymenal ring remnants which can also appear to be rough white not painful "growths". So an examination is needed to be sure. I hope it turns out well. ...Read more
Light green spots on tampon after taking it out. Sore feelings when putting it in and taking it out why?
Infection: This sounds like you may have a vaginal infection. Green spots could be a sign of an infection like a Bartholin's gland cyst. I would see a doctor so you can be checked and treated. If the vagina hurts, that can also be a sign that good bacteria of the vagina (lactobaccilli) have been replaced by another bacteria. May not be a std, but may still need to be treated. See clinic or doctor. ...Read more
Can tampons cause you to be sore and itchy for more then a day after you take them out n leave them out for over a day?
Possible: Teh key woth tampons is to change them frequently and you could be allergic to the material, if it doesn;t resolve please see a gyn, I used to live in indy so I know there are many good gyn docs in that city, and if your periods are heavy por long you need an evaluation and u can get on meds to make them less heavy and less days. ...Read more
If a medical practitioner saw a sore in vaginal area do they have to confirm its herpes with swab or can they just give you meds not knowing 4 sure?
Last night I had rigorous sex, but today, my vaginal area is sore and feels kind of swollen. Is this normal or something I should be concerned about?
Normal: Remember the Vagina is constructed to engage in an activity that is associated with friction. That is why it has layers and layers of cells. That is why there are mucous glands and glands that produce fluids 24 hrs. A day and increase with sexual stimulation. The vulva is like the rest of the skin of your body. Anytime the activity exceeds the protection then sign of inflammation will appear ...Read more
My vaginal area is super sore, it is very swollen and it happened after getting intamate, it hurts to touch, what could be wrong and how can I fix it?
Intimacy trauma: It sounds like there was trauma to the area that needs a GYN MD visit to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There is really no way to know without an exam while the sore is there. Common causes of sores include: Hydradenitis, Herpes, molluscum contagiosum, staph infections, ingrown hairs, yeast, Bartholin Gland cysts, etc. If you want to know, get an exam while the sore is present. Best wishes! ...Read more
What are the dangers of putting in a thick tampon when all I needed was a light one? I pulled it out a few hours later, came out dry, and now I'm sore
Lightest possible: You should use the lightest possible tampon that is effective for your flow. Using a super absorbent one can cause dryness, irritation, and may be more likely to cause infection. ...Read more
Hi, a day ago I woke up and had an itching and soreness in my vaginal opening I looked and inside it's like whitish I'm very nervous what could it be?
Fungus: Or chlamidia, start with an otc antifungal agent and if it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
6 weeks: The recommend recovery time following a vaginal birth is 6 weeks ...Read more
No: Mononucleosis has no signs or symptoms in the genital tract. There is another reason for your symptoms. ...Read more