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Why Does My Vagina Hurt
It depends: It depends on what kind of foreplay you're talking about. Many women do need some stimulation before the vagina moistens, and intercourse would be painful otherwise. Sometimes medications can affect this process, or medical conditions such as infections can be present also. Please discuss your concerns with your physician. ...Read more
Infection: Many different infections can cause burning after sex yeast infection trichomoniasis vaginitis vaginal irritation during rough sex and oral sex allergic reaction, to semen which varies from person to person, and latex allergy to condoms etc have it checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more
Pain -vaginal: This could be an infection. Fungal (yeast) infections and other types of infections can do this. Also contact irritants - anything you apply to the area - or something from your undergarment (like if your washing machine missed its rinse cycle and detergent remains on the clothes. Please go see your doctor. He/she sees things like this every week. ...Read more
Several poss.: A break in the skin from a dermatitis, infection or trauma that was not recognized at event. A neuralgia, or irritation of a nerve, and an infection or irritation of an underlying gland like "vestibular adenitis". As you can see it may be complex. If it continues, see your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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See below: It is painful only on insertion of tampon or also during sex? If both, you may have vaginisimus. See this site for information. It would be good idea to see your doctor keeping in mind that pelvic examination may be painful too. But you need to exclude inflammation or infection. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002457/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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