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Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is dryness seen in the vaginal region. It is commonly found in women as a symptom of menopause. It is caused due to drop in estrogen hormone levels in women.

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I am experiencing painful sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing painful sex (unable to insert one finger), no sex drive or sexual thoughts, and pain before and after inserting one finger for foreplay. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello Welcome to the I can understand your concern. Painful sex, also called dyspareunia, and low libido can have various causes. Here is some information: Possible causes: Vaginal dryness (common with hormonal changes like menopause, breastfeeding, or certain medications). Infect...  Read Full »

I have pain and itchiness while having intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done a sexual health test and all were negative. But while having sexual activity it hurts sometimes and also feels itchy and gets some bad odor. Why? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Pain during sexual activity can be caused by a lot of other things than infection. Pain could be superficial (around the entrance of the vaginal) or deep (usually occurs when the penis hits the cervix). Superficial pain during sex is c...  Read Full »

I have had an itch since last week around my clitoris area. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,There has been an itch since last week around my clitoris area. There are no rashes or no swelling. It is just the itch. It was at the clitoris, but now it has spread all over the clitoris. I used lubricant during sex with my partner. Also, there was oral contact. We were traveling, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Joanna Nyamekye Tenkorang

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Just to reassure you, this is quite a common problem among women. Not to worry, it is usually very treatable. There are a few causes that come to mind. The following are them: 1. Sometimes, an itchy clitoris is simply due to dryness in thi...  Read Full »

I am approaching menopause and having vaginal dryness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am approaching menopause, and along with it, I am experiencing vaginal dryness. Can you provide personalized guidance on managing vaginal dryness during this life stage, considering any hormonal changes and potential treatments that align with my overall women's health and wellness ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can provide some general guidance on managing vaginal dryness during menopause. Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause, caused by decreased estrogen levels. Estrogen helps maintain the elasticity and moisture of the vaginal wa...  Read Full »

I feel pain while having sexual activity. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I feel pain and difficulty while having sexual activity with my partner. His penis is eight inches long and it is my first time having sex and it hurts as he tries entering. He has not been able to go in and I tried lube and everything but it bled the first two times. He has not been ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Firstly, I would like to reassure you that it is completely normal to experience some discomfort or pain during your first few sexual encounters, especially if your partner's penis is larger than what you are used to. However, if the pain...  Read Full »

I experience pain and burning in my vagina during intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been married for seven months, but I am still unable to have intercourse. I experience extreme pain and burning in my vagina, and despite numerous attempts, my husband is unable to insert his penis into my vagina. Please provide guidance.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. The possible causes for your situation may be due to the following reasons: Dryness: This could be due to infection, inadequate foreplay, dehydration, age, or hormonal imbalance. Increasing foreplay or using lubrica...  Read Full »

I had painful sex for two years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had painful sex from day one of marriage for two years. I also have dry vagina. I was not interested since it was painful. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It can be due to: Dryness due to infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factor, and hormonal imbalance. You can try the natural way by increasing foreplay, which can cause lubrication, or you can use lubricants such as KY Gel (Hydroxy...  Read Full »

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