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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my vagina burn when I go urine right after having sexual intercourse ?

Why does my vagina burn when I go urine right after having sexual intercourse ?

I do not know: Without an exam, it is tough to say why. A Guess would be the intercourse is causing some minor tears or lacerations in your vaginal skin and then urine, which is salty in composition, can burn as it passes over the small little irritated sites. ...Read more

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I have intercourse frequently with my boyfriend and haven't had any problems. Lately, the outside of my vagina is irritated and starts to burn.

I have intercourse frequently with my boyfriend and haven't had any problems. Lately, the outside of my vagina is irritated and starts to burn.

Vagina Irritation: You could have an abrasion, irritation or an infection. You could even be having an allergic reaction to latex if he is using a condom. Because we can not see what is going on or if you are having vaginal discharge along with this you need to be seen and evaluated by your FP or GYN. ...Read more

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I've noticed that when I have sexual intercourse, my vagina smells for days. It doesn't hurt/burn, it is just the smell. What is this?

I've noticed that when I have sexual intercourse, my vagina smells for days. It doesn't hurt/burn, it is just the smell. What is this?

Maybe infection.: Hello It is common to note a foul odor after intercourse if there is an infection. Semen mixed with bacteria in the vagina is ususally the cause of the odor. Seman changes the pH of the vagina, and the foul-odor of certain bacteria become more easily identified. It is advisable to see a physician so that this can be treated. The smell is very easy to get rid of. ...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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