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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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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 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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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.

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

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It doesnt burn during intercourse just after he ejaculates inside my vagina, but it doesnt happen all the time; why?

It doesnt burn during intercourse just after he ejaculates inside my vagina, but it doesnt happen all the time; why?

Low Lubrication: Hello Janet It is hard to tell outside of a pelvic exam after intercourse. But one possible cause could be due to fine tears in the walls of the Vagina after sex without enough lubrication. After sex, the semen might aggravate the irritated vaginal walls and cause pain. You could try more lubrication by longer foreplay or KY jelly. ...Read more

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