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Dr. Tony Ho
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Why does my vagina hurt?

Dr. Tony Ho
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
9 years in practice
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Why does my vagina hurt?

Needcontext: There are a myriad of reasons for any particular, single symptom. We need to know the timing, setting, associated symptoms, etc, before we can even begin to give an educated guess. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina hurt when i wipe and touch the inside top?

Dr. Douglas Lawson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
23 years in practice
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Vaginitis: It could be a vaginal infection, could be genital herpes, could be a skene's gland infection. Only way to know for sure is get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina hurt when i wipe?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina hurt when i wipe?

Wiping away pain: The vulvar tissues are sensitive to "rough handling" even when healthy. If there is an infection or other problem present it will feel like you are wiping with "sandpaper". A good exam by a OB GYN MD will make sure there aren't any lesions or infection. Sometimes, dabbing gently with moist toilet paper or using "baby" wipes works to relieve discomfort if wiping from front to back at all times. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why does my vagina hurt with foreplay?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Why does my vagina hurt with foreplay?

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

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Why does my vagina hurt after sex ?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Why does my vagina hurt after sex ?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why does my vagina hurt after sex only when my boyfriend cums inside?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why does my vagina hurt after sex only when my boyfriend cums inside?

About 5% of female: Are sensitive to ejaculate.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my vagina hurt eveytime I wipe . It's kind of a irritating burning feeling but it's just in general feeling this Started yesterday?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Vaginal burning: It is difficult enough to make the diagnosis of why there is vaginal burning after an examination, let alone in this virtual space. How about seeing a GYN MD if this continues for definitive answers. ...Read more

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Dr. James Long
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does my vagina hurt to touch? Its swollen and a redish pink? Help

Dr. James Long
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does my vagina hurt to touch? Its swollen and a redish pink? Help

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

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Why does my vagina hurt when I wipe but no burning & stinging?

Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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 more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Why does my vagina hurt when touched and it feels tight before doing anything?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
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Why does my vagina hurt when touched and it feels tight before doing anything?

Vaginismus : It may be a condition called vaginismus it is not uncommon. I would advice that you start by seeing a gynecologist. ...Read more

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