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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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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...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

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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After having intercourse with my husband i get a burning on the outside of the opening of my vagina, it burns only after we have sex what is it?

After having intercourse with my husband i get a burning on the outside of the opening of my vagina, it burns only after we have sex what is it?

Many possibilities: It could be a vaginal infection such as yeast, or an std, or even an allergy to condoms. There is also a chronic conditions called vulvodynia that causes the feeling of burning in the vulvar area. It could also be just do to too much friction without enough lubricant. Try using a personal lubricant, such as "astroglide" or KY jelly to decrease friction, but if it continues, see your dr. ...Read more

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What could it be if my vagina burns after sexual intercourse?

What could it be if my vagina burns after sexual intercourse?

Vaginitis: This could be the symptom of a vaginal infection. You will need to see aclinician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, & whenever my husband and I have sexual intercourse my vagina burns a lot after ..Why is that?

I'm pregnant, & whenever my husband and I have sexual intercourse my vagina burns a lot after ..Why is that?

Possible infection: This is often a symptom of either a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. See your provider for them to do an evaluation and get you the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My vagina hurts and burns ever since after i had anal and theb vaginal sexual intercourse without washing it what can I do to ease the pain.?

My vagina hurts and burns ever since after i had anal and theb vaginal sexual intercourse without washing it what can I do to ease the pain.?

Treat the yeast: Anal sex exposes the penis to the yeast which is a normal germ in the poo. Failing to rinse before vaginal sex, will expose you to the yeast that adheres to the penis during sex. You likely are developing a yeast vaginitis. Best to talk with your doc and come up with a treatment plan and a better understanding of how to avoid these issues. ...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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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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