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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Why is my vagina dry and sore after using sanitary pads?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old girl. Two weeks ago, after I finished my periods, I notice my vagina was irritated. This happened before when using sanitary napkins and took about two weeks to go. My vagina is sore and dry, but I noticed it hurting when I have intercourse with my boyfriend. The itchi...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just after the menstrual period, your vaginal mucosa is more friable, and it is not as much lubricant. So in that situation, you or your partner can use Lignocaine 2% jelly as a lubricating agent. It will provide a better experience, and you will not get pain during and...  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 »

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

Query: Hello doctor,I was wondering if I can speak to someone about pain during insertion. I have never been able to insert a tampon, and I experience discomfort and a blockage when I try to insert a finger. It is most likely related to a psychological and irrational fear of sexual activity and also stress...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your anxiety. Many people do have this issue, but with slow and persistent efforts, you can overcome it. From your history, I realize you are slightly on the bulkier side. If you could try and reduce your weight (say about 5 kg in the next two months), y...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Family Physician

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

Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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

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 »

I was awakened this morning by a pain in my vagina. Any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I was awakened this morning by a pain in my vagina. I have the urge to urinate often and a constant uneasy feeling in my vagina. There is no pain in the kidney area. I am thinking vaginitis or urinary tract infection. Any suggestions? Because I cannot get to my gyno until next week. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not mentioned your previous medical, obstetrics, gynecological, and drug history here. As per your history, you have pain in the vagina and frequent urination since today morning. You have a history of vaginitis and urinary tract infection years back. I re...  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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