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What Is Pain In The Vagina Caused From
What's the cause for severe stabbing pain in the vagina? I get this every now and then, and when I do, I can't walk, sit or stand.
Vaginal pain causes: Causes of vaginal pain are varied. Irritation can result from infection, exposure to chemicals, or trauma related to tight undergarments or intercourse (especially if the genitals are not well lubricated). Burning, itching, and white discharge is a classic description of monilial vaginitis, more commonly known as a "yeast infection.". Over the counter creams are now available and effective. ...Read more
Can interstitial cystitis cause pain in the vagina when menstruating and during sex? I had a laparoscopy and my doctor did not find anything.
Yes: Interstitial cystitis is a very common problem that can cause vaginal pain and painful intercourse. Your symptoms can worsen with your period. Many women also have bladder symptoms like urinary frequency and urgency. Their are effective treatments. You need to discuss with your gyn or a urologist. ...Read more
Several things: I would schedule a visitt for an exam and testing. Here are a few things to ask about. Herpes is a common infection that can appear like cuts. Yeast can cause cracks in the tissue that could be confused with cuts. Scratching can cause actual cuts. Trauma during intercourse can too. ...Read more
Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...Read more
Multiple causes.: Some common causes are poor hygene, forgotten tampon, bacterial vaginosis , trichomonas infection. Some less common causes are rectovaginal fistula,cervical or vaginal cancer. If it persists and associated with burning, itching, irritation and discharge I suggest to you to see a doctor. It could be one of the condition above. If no symptoms and not persistant , it may be normal for you. ...Read more
? Bacterial vaginosi: Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of strange, fishy vaginal odor which is typically worse after intercourse. It is usually accompanied by a grey white discharge. This is not a sexually transmitted disease but sometimes is sexually associated. Treatment with oral pills (Metronidazole, Tinidazole, Clindamycin) or topical gel (Clindamycin) is usually effective. ...Read more
Need a pelvic exam: A retained tampon has caused this more than once. Certain infections or bacterial overgrowth can also do this. If retained tampon is the cause, a doctor will do a pelvic exam similar to a pap smear and remove it and may prescribe antibiotics if an infection is suspected. The doctor can also do more tests or ask a few more questions and treat for bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Diabetes: Diabetes causes elevated sugars in your blood, urine and bodily secretions. When out of control, a diabetic will have glycosuria, sweet urine & secrete ketones, which may cause a sweet smell to your breath. Please see your doctor to check if you may have diabetes. Many lubricants like Astroglide or Silk are glycerin based. Glycerin is a water soluble sugar. This could also cause a sweet taste. ...Read more
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