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I just had sex after not having it for a month and my vagina felt like it was swelling during it and hurt. After intercourse it now burns a lot. ?

I just had sex after not having it for a month and my vagina felt like it was swelling during it and hurt. After intercourse it now burns a lot. ?

See a GYN MD: These symptoms may signal an injury or infection that needs to be examined and treated. Contact a GYN MD ASAP for an exam. ...Read more

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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Every time after intercourse my vagina burns. I don't you condoms with my bf. I thought it could've been my lotion from my skin or lube but it's not?

Every time after intercourse my vagina burns. I don't you condoms with my bf. I thought it could've been my lotion from my skin or lube but it's not?

Vaginal Burning: it sounds like you having tried eliminating most things that can cause burning with intercourse, even using lubricants. It is possible that you have burning from friction but that would be unusual especially if you even use lubricant. Some women have an allergic reaction to semen. You could try intercourse with a condom so there is no contact with seen and see if that is the cause. ...Read more

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After intercourse my vagina becomes swollen and it hurts what does that mean?

After intercourse my vagina becomes swollen and it hurts what does that mean?

Infection: Sometimes this can be due to a previously undetected yeast or bacterial infection. Sometimes it can be due to having sex infrequently. If you're concerned, you can see a doctor for a check and make sure no std or other infection. Make sure you have enough lubrication during sex, as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if im a clea person but my vagina smells funny and it burns after sex? Same partner for 2 years

What does it mean if im a clea person but my vagina smells funny and it burns after sex? Same partner for 2 years

A couple of things: This could be bacterial vaginosis and/or trichomoniasis. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by a bacterial infection in your vagina and presents with odor. Trichomoniasis is caused by a protozoan and presents with burning but not much odor. These are less about hygiene and more about vaginal ph. Probiotics can help restore the natural flora and pH in your vagina. See your doc for more info. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you pee after sex it burns? Also i bled from my vagina a little too after i peed.

What does it mean when you pee after sex it burns? Also i bled from my vagina a little too after i peed.

Possible cystitis: Some women develop a mild bladder and urinary tract inflammation from the mechanical pressures sustained during sexual activity, usually resolve spontaneously without antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my vagina burns particularly after sex?

What does it mean when my vagina burns particularly after sex?

Infection or dry: Several vaginal infections will cause burning after sex, as will lack of adequate lubrication. It's easy to test for, so i would see your md. ...Read more

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What does it mean if white discharge is coming out of vagina with an odor? And i also smell that odor right after intercourse

What does it mean if white discharge is coming out of vagina with an odor? And i also smell that odor right after intercourse

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How come everytime II have sexual intercourse my vagina swells up and burns, why does it do this?

How come everytime II have sexual intercourse my vagina swells up and burns, why does it do this?

Vaginal pain: If you are using condoms, you may be allergic to latex or the spermicidal lubricant -- if you are not using condoms, this falls under the category of dyspareunia and is best evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have these cuts on the outside of my vagina, every time I have intercourse it stings and burns, i took meds but its still there, help.

Irritation: You need a pelvic exam and gyn evaluation. I would advise you to abstain from vaginal intercourse for a minimum of 7-10days: this can be inflammation, infection ( bacterial or viral) or related to friction. ...Read more