Lubrication

Lubrication is done in procedures like vaginal or rectal examinations to reduce the discomfort caused to patients. Lubricants are also used in women who have painful intercourse due to a dry vagina by relieving dryness and enhancing sexual pleasure.

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How to get rid of vaginal abrasions and stinging sensations while passing urine?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a purplish red abrasion on my vagina, which is the size of a small coin and it is really swollen. It stings when I urinate and is generally uncomfortable. I have not been sexually active for over a month, but I have had an infection for the past few days. Is this serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vaginal abrasions are quite common and can cause a lot of discomfort. It could be due to any one of the following reasons: Sexual intercourse without enough lubrication. The use of sanitary pads. Very tight inner wears and jeans which cause friction. Latex allergy due ...  Read Full »

When can I go for a review after septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy four weeks back, but I still have swelling in the nose. My Rhinocort nose spray does not stay in my nose when I spray it. I rinse my nose with saline four times a day, and still, my nose is dry. I am going to get a doctor's appointment after ei...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the surgery, it is advised you schedule an appointment with the ENT surgeon in about a week. This visit enables the surgeon to assess the healing, any crusting, infection, etc. Eight weeks may be too late. The nasal spray forms a mist inside the nose when you spray,...  Read Full »

How to handle midplane anteverted uterus?

Query: Hi doctor, My gynecologist told me that I have a midplane anteverted uterus. I recently became sexually active and it is uncomfortable with deep thrusting. My doctor said I do not have any other infections or problems. What is the best way to handle this? Which kinds of positions would suit better? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The midplane anteverted uterus is normal position and not a cause for your discomfort. Initial few sexual encounters can produce discomfort or pain and there is no reason to worry about it. There is no need to try special position during sex to reduce discomfort, as there...  Read Full »

How to get rid of condom allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband often goes on long trips for work. We have sex normally in an interval of 15 to 20 days. We are together for two years, but I still cannot satisfy him. The problem is whenever we have sex the first time it goes smoothly, but after that I have so much trouble to get intimate. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lot of females have allergy to condom and they develop symptoms like you develop. But, that should not be a thing to feel guilty. Your problem of poor intimacy is because of that allergy and consequent rashes on vagina. This has resulted in repulsion and a fear which re...  Read Full »

How to have safe sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am currently in a relationship with a girl. I would like to have sexual affair with her but I am shy. I request some tips on how to have safe sex and how to approach the entire act. I have searched the internet but it is more confusing. Secondly, I want my partn...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your awareness regarding safe sex and seeking opinion for it. Use a condom. I know that it is the most repetitive advice but you got to stick with this one, no matter what your temptation is. Not just for preventing pregnancy, but for preventing STDs (sexu...  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 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 reduce...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use expired condoms?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can I use expired condoms? Is it dangerous? Will it affect my health?    Read Full »


Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Use of expired condom will not cause any serious health issue. The following can happen:  Loss of strength and flexibility of condom resulting in breakage leading to unwanted pregnancy and spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseaes (STDs) Loss of lubrication Chances of aller...  Read Full »

I am not getting wet during intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sexual issue. I do not get wet. The vagina is moist initially, but as it is exposed to air and when foreplay increases, it gets drier. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be due to stress or anxiety, so relax and do exercise. However, to exclude other causes, you need to do some blood tests like hemoglobin, total count, differential count, postprandial sugar, prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone. If you are taking any me...  Read Full »

Can masturbation cause a wrinkle on the glans penis?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few months, I have noticed a horizontal wrinkle on my glans penis all over and the glans is not as pink as before but slightly dark and blackish. I am worried that frequent dry masturbation is the reason behind the wrinkle. There is no blood, pain or discharge from it. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. However, we would be able to give you better suggestions if you could upload appropriate images of the lesions you have described. Kindly mention if you are a diabetic or not. If you have had any sexual exposure, kindly furnish details regarding it such as the use ...  Read Full »

Unable to penetrate during vaginal sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My height is 5'9" and I weigh 95 kg. I got married in January 2014. My wife is 2 years younger than me. She comes from a very simple family and she has had no relationship before marriage. I am the first guy in her life. She is also the first woman...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can apply lignocaine gel 2% (lox 2%) on your two fingers after wearing a condom on your fingers, and then try to enter the fingers into her vagina gradually and keep them inside for 10- 15 minutes. After a few days start entering 3 fingers in the same way. ...  Read Full »

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