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Why does my vagina hurt with foreplay?

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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Why does my vagina hurt after sex ?

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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Why does my vagina hurt to touch? Its swollen and a redish pink? Help

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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Why does my vagina hurt when I wipe but no burning & stinging?

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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Why does my vagina hurt when touched and it feels tight before doing anything?

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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Why does my vagina hurt when i insert. Tampon?

Why does my vagina hurt when i insert. Tampon?

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 more

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Why does my vagina hurt@burn ?

Why does my vagina hurt@burn ?

Hard to say: But in your case it may be due to a lack of estrogen. See your doctor and he/she can easily find out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina hurt when my partner and I first start having sex and sometimes when we're going slow?

Why does my vagina hurt when my partner and I first start having sex and sometimes when we're going slow?

Lack of lubrication: Dyspareunia is pain during sexual intercourse and is most commonly due to friction from inadequate natural lubrication. This can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from psychological to hormonal (more dryness with lower hormones), but is usually not due to a lack of interest or sexual attraction to one's partner. Using an over-the-counter lubricant (ky jelly) or consulting the doctor can help. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina hurt/burn after sex?

Why does my vagina hurt/burn 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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Why does my vagina hurt so bad (externally) while i'm on my period?

Why does my vagina hurt so bad (externally) while i'm on my period?

Unusual. : You would benefit from an exam during this time period to try identify a reason. Very rarely endometriosis of the vagina could be a reason. ...Read more

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