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What does it mean when your vagina stings?

What does it mean when your vagina stings?

Vaginal pain: Stinging or burning in vagina is causes usually by an infection. You need an exam with a speculum and cultures. Also a pelvic exam can determine if you have herpes which can cause burning pain.There may be shallow painful ulcers. Treatment depends upon the cause-yeast vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis etc would need a creme insertion. Herpes needs oral tablets and local creme. ...Read more

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Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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What does it mean when the skin between your vagina and butt stings?

What does it mean when the skin between your vagina and butt stings?

Fungal Dermatitis: The most probable is a rash or infection with a fungus. This is very common in this moist and dark area of the body. You can try some over the counter anti-fungals or go to the doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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I was fingered yesterday and it hurt, now If I put my finger slightly up my vagina it's painful and stings a lot, What could this mean?

I was fingered yesterday and it hurt, now If I put my finger slightly up my vagina it's painful and stings a lot, What could this mean?

Trauma...: Rough sex can cause slight trauma to the vagina. You can get scratches, chaffing, fissures, etc. These can be painful. Time will usually take care of the problem. The area is designed to handle the trauma of sex and childbirth, but I have had to put in stitches on rare occasions. If it's not getting better quickly, see your gyn. Play nice next time. Best wishes! ...Read more

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The space between my vagina and anus stings when I touch it or when urine touches it when I pee. What does this mean?

The space between my vagina and anus stings when I touch it or when urine touches it when I pee. What does this mean?

Concerning: That is concerning for a herpes infection. Herpes can cause stinging and this is a common location. A yeast infection can also do this. A small laceration, scratch mark or local skin irritation are other possibilities. Get checked out and tested. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my vagina stings and burn when having sex?

What does it mean when my vagina stings and burn when having sex?

Various causes: The most common cause is a lack of lubrication. Try increasing foreplay and using astroglide or another sexual lubricant. You may also have a yeast infection, herpes, a vulvar skin disorder and various other more rare causes. An examination will be needed for evaluation. ...Read more

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For about two weeks my vagina has been tender and stings when I have sex with my husband what does this mean?

For about two weeks my vagina has been tender and stings when I have sex with my husband what does this mean?

Irritation: The most likely explanation is a new chemical has been introduced into the equation. ... such as cleansing soap, laundry soap, new condom brand, lubricant, etc. .. such that your vagina is mildly irritated and the mild trauma of intercourse only makes it worse. After this, consider a vaginal infection which would require a doctor visit to diagnose. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Everytime I go pee it burns, like a kind of stinging. And then I started to notice a sore bump on my vagina? What does this mean? What could it be?

Everytime I go pee it burns, like a kind of stinging. And then I started to notice a sore bump on my vagina? What does this mean? What could it be?

Irritation: Could be an irritation, a cut, even herpes. Bestg to let a doctor look at it. It burns and stings because urine is salty and it is getting on an open cut. ...Read more

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My vagina has been very itchy but the inner part, it stings and itches but it doesn't bug when I pee. And I'm not sexually active, what does that mean?

My vagina has been very itchy but the inner part, it stings and itches but it doesn't bug when I pee. And I'm not sexually active, what does that mean?

Itchy vagina: Since you are not sexually active, the likely explanation is that something coming in contact with your genital region is irritating your vaginal tissue. This could be anything from the toilet paper you use, to dryer sheets residue on your panties, to chemicals in the pads or tampons that you use. You also can get things like yeast infections without being sexually active, so might need to see doc ...Read more

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Kind of stinging in the vagina area and then a sudden urge to wee?

Kind of stinging in the vagina area and then a sudden urge to wee?

Burning urination: Urinary tract infection or cystitis (irritation of the urine tube) are the two most likely causes. Avoid bubble baths and direct contact with soap to the urethral opening. If it continues, getting a urine culture at your doctors is the best idea. ...Read more

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I think I may have cut the inside of my vagina shaving and it stings now will this go away?

I think I may have cut the inside of my vagina shaving and it stings now will this go away?

Yes.: Mucous membranes typically heal quickly; just keep the area clean to minimize the chance of infection. And needless to say, take your time and be careful in the future while shaving delicate areas. ...Read more

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What culture needs to be done? My vagina is raw and off color near holr and stings when touched

What culture needs to be done? My vagina is raw and off color near holr and stings when touched

See your gyn: Your gynecologist should be able to help. He can examine you closely and determine if you have an infection and the type of cultures needed.
He may also prescribe any antibiotics that may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a really bad stinging pain at the bottom of my vagina what is it?

A variety of things: It is likely due to a trauma or an infection. Get it checked out by your primary care and they can probably provide some medication to relieve your pain. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My vagina is having a stinging feeling what could it be?

Vaginitis: Infection due to bacterial overgrowth, fungus or age related changes can cause pain in the vagina. See your GYN to identify the cause and get the right treatment.
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I am experiencing an itch around the outside of my vagina and stinging pain at the entrance with sex. What could this be?

I am experiencing an itch around the outside of my vagina and stinging pain at the entrance with sex. What could this be?

Several things: It could be a yeast infection, it could be bacterial vaginosis, but it could also be something like genital herpes. Probably best to see your physician or gynecologist for evaluation and maybe to discuss birth control as well ...Read more

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I just took my tampon out and my vagina hurts and stings. Is that bad?

Could be bad.: That could be a rather serious infection related to the tampon. You need a gynecologist evaluation right away. ...Read more

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Why dose my vagina accasionaly sting when my husband comes inside of me?

Lubrication: A stinging sensation during intercourse usually is a sign of poor lubrication. This creates too much friction and traumatizes the vaginal tissue. Try using a lubricant like KY jelly or astroglide. ...Read more

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My vagina seems swollen and stings and also gets very itcy what could this be?

Yeast infection?: Stinging and itching certainly sound like a yeast infection. Assuming that over-the-counter remedies have not worked, you should be seen by your family doctor. ...Read more

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My vagina has a stinging pain in it, I had sex a week ago, but the pain just started yesterday. What's going on?

See an OB/GYN: If you establish a relationship with one now they will be familiar with you and able to deal more appropriately with your personal issues as they develop in the future. Cannot tell long distance what your pain is due to but am sure things will be worked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I've got thrus in my vagina. It's stings. It's ichy and burns and I have why stuff coming out of my vagina?

Yeast: It sounds as if you do have a vaginal yeast infection. There are medications available over the counter to treat it. If that doesn't work you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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The area below my vagina where the but is, is itchy and red and stinging. Notice a area where opened up. Or scratched. What is this?

The area below my vagina where the but is, is itchy and red and stinging. Notice a area where opened up. Or scratched. What is this?

Needs exam: 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. This is concerning for a possible genital herpes infection. Other causes such as yeast, vaginal dryness, allergic reactions and other skin disorders are all possiblities. ...Read more

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I have balanities I have got cream for it but my girlfriend is getting a stinging pain in the vagina after sex will this be causing it?

I have balanities I have got cream for it but my girlfriend is getting a stinging pain in the vagina after sex will this be causing it?

Yeast infection?: Balanitis is often yeast (thrush), especially in uncircumcised men. Vaginal yeast is common and a frequent cause of vaginal itching, irritation, etc. So it seems likely you and your partner are sharing a yeast infection, not uncommon in sex partners, although not considered an STD. She should see her doc; or maybe try an OTC vaginal yeast treatment. But for sure get care if no better 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Does neosporin sting when applied on a cut on the vagina?

It can: Most dermatologist do not recommend the use of neosporin anymore. Many people are now allergic to it. It is better to use vaseline or aqua poor. ...Read more

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What could cause a stinging burning pain on right side of vagina?

Be seen: You should be examined to determine the cause and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the top of my vagina and it stings if I touch it, what do I do?

I have a lump on the top of my vagina and it stings if I touch it, what do I do?

Herpes?: 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. "painful lump" could indicate you are having a herpes outbreak although many other possibilities exist. ...Read more

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After sex my vagina hurts and burns and stings why? I always stop sex earlier cause it starts to hurt

After sex my vagina hurts and burns and stings why? I always stop sex earlier cause it starts to hurt

Burning during sex: Most common reason for what you describe is inadequate lubrication. Try using more lubrication and if it starts to burn during sex, you may need to stop and add additional lubrication. ...Read more

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My vagina is itchy sometimes and stings when I wiped I notice a small cut near my anus what is going on?

My vagina is itchy sometimes and stings when I wiped I notice a small cut near my anus what is going on?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Depending on your age, sexual activity and general health, it may be skin atrophy, sexually transmitted infection or manifestation of a general skin disorder.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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My vagina hurts AFTER I pee but not during I pee. It feels like stinging and feels like I want to pee more. What's wrong?

My vagina hurts AFTER I pee but not during I pee. It feels like stinging and feels like I want to pee more. What's wrong?

Examination: It sounds like there may some vaginal irritation present that the acidic urine is exacerbating. I would schedule an exam. Let the doctor test your urine a do a pelvic exam to see what might be going on. Vaginal Yeast is a common issue that can cause this. ...Read more

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I have an external stinging on my vagina (only sometimes), no cuts or sores, negative for UTI and stis what could this be?

I have an external stinging on my vagina (only sometimes), no cuts or sores, negative for UTI and stis what could this be?

Vulvitis: The external portion of the vagina (the lips) is called the vulva. You may have a dermatitis, an allergy, an infection, a vulvar dystrophy (change in skin) or a nerve issue. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I notice I have vagina wall tear it's itchy and it stings when I wipe down on the entrance of my vagina. What helps this situation?

I notice I have vagina wall tear it's itchy and it stings when I wipe down on the entrance of my vagina. What helps this situation?

Visual diagnosis: Pelvic rest is needed, so no intercourse until the situation is treated. The situation you are describing is not normal and requires a visual diagnosis. You need to undergo a pelvic exam. Visit an ob/gyn doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more