Vaginal Pain

Vaginal pain can be a result of some underlying medical problem or psychological condition. Medical conditions that can cause vaginal pain are yeast infection, gonorrhea, chlamydia, cervical cancer, and injury during sex, delivery, or surgery.

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I have vaginal sores and foul-smelling discharge. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have a sexually transmitted disease. My vagina hurts so bad, and it burns. I have sores on my vagina, an increase of discharge, and it smells weird. I have got tests done for sexually transmitted diseases, and I will receive the results only after a couple of weeks. Earlier t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am so sorry to hear that you are going through so much pain. I have also gone through the details and the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shared. Burning and increased weird-smelling of the discharge can be because of urinary tract i...  Read Full »

Can IUD cause blood in urine?

Query: Hi, I have had the IUD for 2 years now and my period stopped a year ago completely. I awoke from my sleep last night due to pain in the vagina. When I went to the bathroom, I urinated blood, a lot of it. I also had burning sensation while urinating. Why is this happening to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood in urine is called hematuria. You have blood in urine as well as burning sensation while urinating. Blood in urine has nothing to do with IUD (Intra Uterine Device). There are chances of cystitis or growth in the urinary bladder. This condition needs a detai...  Read Full »

Do stinging and tingling bumps on the vagina indicate genital herpes?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. For years even before I had intercourse, I have been experiencing pain inside the left area of my vagina. It is dull, but I feel like something is there. I visited doctors, but they say nothing is there. It happens around my period time, ovulation, or when the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Looking at the history and the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), It looks like you have recurrent herpes genitalis. The condition is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). So it would help if you got yourself checked up for al...  Read Full »

Why does it hurt so much when my partner tries to penetrate me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. I find it very hard when my boyfriend tries to do penetration in me. I have much pain and it seems like a big stone is present on me. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have a tight vagina resulting in dyspareunia. A tight or narrow vagina causes pain or discomfort during sex. If there is pain or difficulty in penetration, then it can occur due to inadequate stimulation and arousal. Pain during penetration can occur due to tigh...  Read Full »

I have an uncomfortable feeling with pain on one side of the vulva. Can I have vaginal pimple?

Query: Hi doctor,Yesterday I had a bit of pain and an uncomfortable feeling on one side of my vulva, but I ignored it as it was minor. Today the pain got stronger and I noticed a lump in the size of a pea. There is a small white point in the middle and so I guessed it as a vaginal pimple. Now it hurts a lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. From your explanation, it appears to be a pimple. Please mention whether you have done shaving of the private area recently, or used any new underwear or washing soap. Kindly send a picture of it and it helps for...  Read Full »

Does sore vagina after frequent sex occur due to fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I had sex every day. We did not use lube. It was sort of intense. It did hurt quite a bit, and I had the pleasure at the same time. This week when I woke up, I felt a burning sting near my vagina opening, and it feels similar to urine infection but no burning when I urinat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The description you have given emulates that you may have experienced vaginal frictional lesions causing the burning and soreness. Fungal infection is present if the discharge is persistent and thick curdy like with itching. It would be best if you can share pictur...  Read Full »

How to cure vaginal pain presenting with difficulty in peeing?

Query: Hi. My mother is 63 years old and is experiencing pain in her abdomen. She also frequents the use to the CR to pee, and is experiencing pain in her vagina because of it. It started last night. I would like to now what could be the possible reason for this so that we will know what doctor to consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: A very good day to you I have gone through your question. let me explain to you in a letter brief manner as to what might be happening. usually as age increases the muscles in the lower abdomen and in around the uterus in a female become lax. Due to this difficulty in holding back or also urinating...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have abdominal pain and vaginal irritation post unprotected sex after a long gap?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex seven days back after one year of gap. And from the next day, I have some tickling and irritation started in my vagina followed by lower abdomen and back pain. I had cramps in my legs too. My appetite is also reduced and the pain and irritation was persistent. Fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly, let me assure you that it is perfectly fine and there is nothing serious. Secondly, intercourse involves physical exertion and depending upon the position and type of intercourse like slow or rough inte...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal pain during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old woman. I got married a year ago. But, we could not have sex successfully. Whenever we try, I am getting severe pain in my vagina. What shall we do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Failure to penetrate the vagina by erect penis along with severe pain is indicative of two things. One is vaginismus, if he is not able to penetrate from day one and the other could be any other pathology resulting to dyspa...  Read Full »

What causes pain during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain during sex. Penetration of any kind hurts me. The most painful are the inner lips especially on the right side. I get burning sensation inside too, but not very high. I had some bleeding last night and it stopped fairly quickly. We were not being rough either. I am on Dep...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. There is loss of rugosity of the right labia majora and minora indicating that there is an inflammation. It was indicated by the shiny nature of the majora and minora on t...  Read Full »

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