2 doctors weighed in:

I'm female and I have never shaved my public area, and my vagina hurts. Could the pubic hair be causing this? (eg. Pulling and catching on underwear)

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

I cannot think of a reason why public hair would cause vaginal pain.
You need to consider other reason for vaginal pain other than un trimmed pubic hair.

In brief: Unlikely

I cannot think of a reason why public hair would cause vaginal pain.
You need to consider other reason for vaginal pain other than un trimmed pubic hair.
Dr. John Hanna
Dr. John Hanna
Thank
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Would doubt

That that is the cause.
The source of your discomfort is best determined by a medical professional asking you some specific questions then examining you. A common cause of discomfort in the lower central abdomen and the vaginal area in your age group is a bladder infection but this is only a guess and would recommend an exam.

In brief: Would doubt

That that is the cause.
The source of your discomfort is best determined by a medical professional asking you some specific questions then examining you. A common cause of discomfort in the lower central abdomen and the vaginal area in your age group is a bladder infection but this is only a guess and would recommend an exam.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors