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Why does it burn when I have sex.

Why does it burn when I have sex.

Could be: Dryness, or a reaction to products. If it continues get an evaluation as you might have an infection. ...Read more

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Why does it burn when I have sex? My partner and I have tried 3 times and it burns horribly every time. Any suggestions?

Why does it burn when I have sex? My partner and I have tried 3 times and it burns horribly every time. Any suggestions?

Dyspaerunia: Can have many causes. Infection vaginitis vaginismus endometriosis among others. An examination and testing may sort it out. Best of luck ...Read more

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Why does my vagina burn when I have sex with my husband?

Why does my vagina burn when I have sex with my husband?

Infection?: There are a number of possible causes. Infection is a common reason this happens. It can also be from vaginal dryness or a reaction to a condom or lubricant. Sometimes an exam is needed to figure it out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why does my vagina burn so much when I have sex with my husband? It only burns when I'm laying on my back or doggie style.

Why does my vagina burn so much when I have sex with my husband? It only burns when I'm laying on my back or doggie style.

Positional: Multiple causes may be to blame, see you gynecologist. Given the dense nerve supply of this area, you may have nerve irritation. Examples include pudendal neuralgia. ...Read more

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Why might it be that when I have sex it burns?

Why might it be that when I have sex it burns?

Lubrication?: The biggest cause is lack of lubrication. I would try some xy-jelly. If burning pain persists, see your gynecologist. At your age estrogen deficiency or falling levels will do this! ...Read more

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When I have sex or wipe myself it burns, what could be wrong?

When I have sex or wipe myself it burns, what could be wrong?

Several possibilitie: An exam is the next step. Friction can cause burning and an over the counter lubricant can help. An exam is the way to figure this out to rule out infection or other causes. ...Read more

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Whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, when he first enters it burns really really bad. Then it slowly goes away. Why is this happening?

Whenever I have sex with my boyfriend, when he first enters it burns really really bad. Then it slowly goes away. Why is this happening?

Dry versus Lubed sex: You may not be getting enough foreplay at first to get your natural lubricants working and lining the vaginal cavity. You may want to work with him on taking a bit of extra time or add some lubrication on his penis so there is less trauma to under lubricated vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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What would cause painful (deep burn) intercourse. It is only painful in the very beginning and goes away throughout the duration of sex.?

What would cause painful (deep burn) intercourse. It is only painful in the very beginning and goes away throughout the duration of sex.?

Lack of lubrication: It is possible that you are not lubricated enough at the beginning of intercourse. Try using a personal lubricant like KY and see if it helps. If not, then you may want to consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Please explain why does it burn during and after I have sex?

Please explain why does it burn during and after I have sex?

Lack of lubrication: Many reasons for your symptoms. I suspect most likely would be lack of lubrication. Try using water-based lubricant next time. As long as burning sensation goes away in hours to days, no worries. But if it persists or occurs w/voiding, then you need to be evaluated. Even more concerning if you engage in unprotected sex which puts you at great risk for sexually transmitted diseases/infections. ...Read more

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My husband and I have sex and he ejaculates inside me it burns very bad and for ahours aft?

My husband and I have sex and he ejaculates inside me it burns very bad and for ahours aft?

Vulvodynia: This may ne secundary to a condition called vulvodynia. You need to be evaluated to rule out any underlying infection. Try eliminating bleach, fabric softeners, use mild soaps (cheer free or dreft). ...Read more

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Everytime my boyfriend and I have sex I start to hurt almost as soon as we start, it hurts and burn so bad it's not enjoyable at all. What can I do?

Everytime my boyfriend and I have sex I start to hurt almost as soon as we start, it hurts and burn so bad it's not enjoyable at all. What can I do?

Get a pelvic: It's called dyspareunia. It can be caused from strong vaginal muscle contractions, infection of the tubes, emotional distress, small vaginal opening or a tilted uterus. Get a pelvic exam to find out the cause but this is usually easily treated. Also, make sure you are well lubricated. Use something like astroglide to insure you stay moist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a severebackpain that goes &come back evday since last week. It hurts so bad that I feel it burning inside. Whenmy bf&i have sex it hurts more?

Hi, I have a severebackpain that goes &come back evday since last week. It hurts so bad that I feel it burning inside. Whenmy bf&i have sex it hurts more?

PID: The most serious reason could be pelvic inflammatory disease which is an std and infection that affects the internal sex organs and creates an abscess. Usually you would be realty sigh with fevers and chills. I think you should call your doctor immediately or go to an urgent care or if your symptoms get bad you should proceed to the er. ...Read more

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Why after I have sex with my boyfriend and he ejaculates in me it burns?

Lubrication: This is often the case when there is not enough lubrication and is the reason many couples learn to yes extra lube with intercourse. ...Read more

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I am having a stinging and burning pain when I have sex. Why is this happening?

I am having a stinging and burning pain when I have sex. Why is this happening?

Dyspareunia: Endometriosis
vaginal septa
thickened undialatable hymen
hypoplasia of the introitus
ovarian cysts can cause deep pain

infections (candidiasis, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease)
vulvar vestibulitis
tumors like uterine fibroids can cause deep pain
xerosis (dryness, especially after the menopause)
interstitial cystitis
uterine prolapse. ...Read more

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Why does your vagina burn after you have sex?

Be seen: It is possible that you have an infection. ...Read more

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When I have sex sometimes it's starts to burn and I get dry I am a 22 year old female what may be the cause?

When I have sex sometimes it's starts to burn and I get dry I am a 22 year old female what may be the cause?

One contributor may: Be lack of proper lubrication. If there is inadequate foreplay prior to intercourse, you may not have enough secretions. Without lubrication - there could be friction and pain. ...Read more

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We don't have sex very often but when we do I have soreness and burning when I go to the toilet for a few days afterwards?

Honey moon cystitis: In young women this is called honey moon cystitis and is usually UTI related to the encounter. We treat with antibiotic prophylaxis with sex. In peri/menopausal women this may as well be cystitis but may also be related to the effect of loss of estrogen in the vulvovaginal tissues. Topical Estrogens are frequently helpful. See your gynecologist for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband and I took azrithromycian for chlymidia and didn't have sex for a week. Now 2 weeks later I'm burning did the medicine not work?

My husband and I took azrithromycian for chlymidia and didn't have sex for a week. Now 2 weeks later I'm burning did the medicine not work?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease. There are resistant strains now due to the overuse of antibiotics like azithromycin. I suggest you get re-checked to see if this is the case. Keep in mind that all of your sexual partners need to be treated or reinfection will occur. ...Read more

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Recently when my husband & I have sex, I feel a burning sensation upon entrance, during & after. We foreplay so I'm wet beforehand what could this be?

Recently when my husband & I have sex, I feel a burning sensation upon entrance, during & after. We foreplay so I'm wet beforehand what could this be?

Depends: It could be that you are having some thinning or vaginal atrophy from decreased estrogen levels especially if you are age 40 or above. Some burning could also be due to some underlying vaginitis as well. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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When my boyfriend & I have sex it burns when he ejaculates, & its been happening for a while like for around 4yrs & I smell a foul odor after two days.

When my boyfriend & I have sex it burns when he ejaculates, & its been happening for a while like for around 4yrs & I smell a foul odor after two days.

See answer: Burning with ejaculation is most often related to a non-bacterial inflammation of the prostate, often because of either too frequent or more commonly less frequent ejaculation, and tends to be relatively short-lived and self-limiting. If this has truly been a persistent problem as you mention, would recommend evaluation by a urologist to rule out other potentially significant less common causes. ...Read more

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How can I get my vagina to stop burning everytime after I have sex?

How can I get my vagina to stop burning everytime after I have sex?

Why is it burning?: First find out why it is burning. Are you allergic to latex condoms possibly (if they are being used). Or are you getting a friction reaction on your labia from periodic dryness, etc. And in that case-lubrication may be helpful, etc. Get eval and the treatment will be appropriate. ...Read more

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Why all of a sudden when I have sex my vagina feel like it's hot or burning when he's inside of me?

Vaginal infection: Have your doctor check you for a vaginal infection. Sometimes yeast can cause this type of symptom or bacterial infections also. ...Read more

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It burns & hurts when I have sex, why? I'm not suffering from anything nor my partner. Gynecologist says I'm fine!

It burns & hurts when I have sex, why? I'm not suffering from anything nor my partner. Gynecologist says I'm fine!

Variable: Several situations can cause this presentation, the most common being inadequate natural vaginal lubrication. If a lubricant doesn't help, there can also be an underlying vaginal bacterial overgrowth that is irritating the vagina or even a yeast infection. Not all negative lab tests are definitive for vaginal infections. It's occasionally helpful to treat just based on symptoms. ...Read more