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 get pain on touching vagina. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an eighteen-year-old girl and I think something is wrong with my vagina. I feel pain everytime I touch it and I cannot have sexual intercourse because the pain is unbearable. Actually, I am a virgin and I am afraid I will never be able to have babies in my future because of this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monika Meena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me assure you by telling you that the fear you are facing is not uncommon in many teenager girls. The condition of suffering pain in the vagina owing to the fear of losing virginity is nothing but vaginismus. It is a condition in which you voluntarily or involuntari...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for soreness in vagina with no other symptom?

Query: Hello doctor, I have soreness around the vagina for about two days. Please help. I have done an STI test today. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I will surely help you with your problem. What is the result of your STI (sexually transmitted infection)? Does your partner also have a similar problem, has he got himself checke...  Read Full »

Can the fear of sexual activity result in discomfort while inserting a finger in the vagina?

Query: i was wondering if i can speak to someone about pain while insertion. i’ve never been able to insert a tampon, and i experience discomfort and a blockage when i try to insert a finger. it’s most likely related to psychological and irrational fear of sexual activity and also stress. i’m afraid ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope u r safe I understand your anxiety.Many people do have this issue,but with slow and persistent efforts you can overcome it. From your history ,I realise you are slightly on the bulkier side .If you could try Nd reduce your weight(say about 5kg in the next 2months),u will feel considerab...  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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

My sister is suffering from severe vaginal pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding my elder sister. She is 52 years old. She is diabetic and is suffering from severe vaginal pain for the last few weeks. While collection of pap smear, the swab was bloody and it was very painful for her. She is currently using Candid cream and Candid V6 tablet ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reports of both pap smear and tumor markers are within normal limits and rules out any malignancy in terms of possible cervical cancer. However, the pain in vagina and blood tinge at her age, where she is likely menopausal, could be due to atrophic vaginitis. ...  Read Full »

What could be the resaon for vaginal soreness after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and I have been in a relationship for 10 months now and only recently have I came upon a problem. My partner was a virgin and I have had one sexual parter before him. I do not believe my problem is still related as I have no symptoms and my encounter with this other ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The soreness you develop every time post sexual intercourse is most likely due to inflammation or friction-related. It could also be an infection. I would suggest you use a good lubricant over the area just before the intercourse. This would avoid friction related so...  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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 reduce...  Read Full »

What are the causes of severe bleeding after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had intercourse, and there was quite a lot of bleeding. The next day it stung quite a bit, and when I urinated, it was painful to sit down. I inspected my vulva with a mirror and found a tear or rip at the base of my vulva. I searched, and I think it is at the posterior fou...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to the history given by you, apart from a vaginal tear, the following reasons can also cause similar symptoms: 1. Firstly, women can bleed post-sex if intercourse is done soon after the periods, but this does not cause pain. 2. Secondly, virgin girls can ble...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal pain during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, What could be the reason for vaginal pain during periods? It happens for a few minutes when the periods start and sometimes on and off on the second and third day. It is happening for many years. My periods are regular. My sonography is normal. I experience a lot of vaginal dryness and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Childbirth Educator, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your sonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is normal although it has a different name over it and not a recent one. Pain during menses is common, and it is called as dysmenorrhea. It is due to uterine contraction to expel blood ou...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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