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Dryness Of Vagina

Dryness of vagina results from low levels of the hormone estrogen, which can be seen after menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, chemotherapy, and while taking anti-estrogen drugs. Vaginal dryness affects a woman's sex life.

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I am experiencing pain during sex. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I got married before two years. I still have pain while having sex. My husband says vaginal opening is too small hence it is painful for him too. We are badly in need of a baby now. Please suggest some measures to increase the size of my vaginal opening. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually small vaginal opening happens due to dryness of vagina or if you are not fully excited. So, vagina is not dilated and there will be less mucus secretion, which will ultimately cause painful sex (dyspareunia). Follow the following few things regularly, which wi...  Read Full »

How to get rid of vaginal odor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and I have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have a drooping bladder and I cannot take this smell. My vagina stays dry and sex is painful and hurting. I have the sex drive of an 80-year-old instead of a person in their 20’s. Also, my husband’s semen interferes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like you are struggling with a lot of medical conditions. But the good news is that all of these are easily treatable. Do not worry. PCOS is treated depending on the symptoms. If you are overweight you need to stick to a diet plan, exercise and manage stress t...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing a burning sensation in the vagina after penetrative sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a height of five feet three inches and a weight of 154 lbs. When I have penetrating sex, I get a burning sensation in the vagina. Also, when the penis goes back and forth, I feel bad, and I try to push it out. It started ever since I had sex and my sex driv...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It can be due to • Dryness caused due to infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factor, hormonal imbalance. You can try natural ways by increasing foreplay and lubrication. You can use lubricants KY Gel (which works bet...  Read Full »

Can PCOS lead me to develop vaginal dryness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have history of PCOS and hypothyroid from last year. I also have a history of swollen pituitary gland, but it is normal now. I am only taking a 100 mcg pill for thyroid. My problem is that whenever I indulge in sex with my boyfriend, we are able to have int...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Although there are multiple reasons for vaginal dryness, the most common among them is deficiency of estrogen, a female hormone. This is possible in your case due to presence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which alters the hormonal profile. I will recommend two th...  Read Full »

Why are my partner's periods delayed after taking a pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an unprotected sex with my partner on the 24th day of her 28-day mensuration cycle. Within 30 minutes, she took an Unwanted 72. She is delayed by eight days and still no period has occurred. She complains of having vaginal dryness and lower abdomen cramps. Please let us know if s...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As she has taken an emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse then there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be because of hormonal changes due to the pill you have taken. She will be definitely getting her periods. However, if you have a dou...  Read Full »

Unable to penetrate during sex. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. My height is 5'10" and I weigh 82 kg. I got married two years back. We both are working professionals and love each other a lot. Since our marriage, we are trying to have intercourse but unable to. We are wanting to have a baby now, but are really worried abou...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have explained, you never achieved intercourse? You both have fear about sex and you have fear for rolling of your foreskin and she also feels pain and uncomfortable. You both need therapy. You want to plan a baby but first, you achieve a successful intercours...  Read Full »

I am not able to enjoy sex due to sharp, piercing pains experienced during sexual intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed that I do not really enjoy sex. While I do feel the urge and become aroused, I experience sharp, piercing pains during penetration and sexual intercourse. I do not understand the purpose of sex.   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. It can be due to: Dryness resulting from infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factors, and hormonal imbalance. You can try a natural approa...  Read Full »

Why am I having spotting even after getting a hysterectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am spotting for the past three days. I had complete hysterectomy about 23 years ago and I am not sexually active. Why am I spotting? Should I be concerned? I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin and Lipitor.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is a postmenopausal bleeding and definitely needs a consultation. As you had a total hysterectomy, I presume it could be due to atrophic vaginitis. This can occur when your dry vagina gets torn following any kind of friction. I suggest you to stop sex for a f...  Read Full »

Is it possible to improve a woman's sexual drive after reaching menopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I am under menopausal period. My husband is 62 years old. But we are still sexually active. I cannot meet his need like usual. It seems like my sexual drive got totally shut off and when I did an attempt to serve him once, he complaints to me that my vagina is too dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details provided by you. I want to tell you that there are a lot of hormonal changes in the body during menopause and it results in the situation being faced by you. Almost 50 % of women in ...  Read Full »

How to treat vaginal dryness and pain following a UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I was suffering from UTI and followed by vaginal dryness. Right now, I feel occasional sharp pain in my vagina, which subsides after a while. Also, I am getting pain during intercourse. I wanted to know the ways to treat this vaginal dryness. I had urine and culture test...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain can be due to cystitis or recurrence of UTI (urinary tract infection). UTI will not cause vaginal dryness. It indicates inadequate exposure to estrogen (hormone), which can be due to many causes. Regarding dryness and pain during intercourse, it can be reduced by i...  Read Full »

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