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I noticed that I have been very tender while having sex and

I noticed that I have been very tender while having sex and now I feel like sore dry skin insideJA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: For about a week but I only notice it when having sex. It seems worse when having sex, also I feel kind of drier than normal.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have a friction bump from condoms but this doesn't feel the same:

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First time sex with a new partner (semi circumcised...if

First time sex with a new partner (semi circumcised...if that is a thing) and I could smell a terrible smell on his penis. I assumed it was from a lambskin condom he used that I had never seen before, BUT the condom broke while putting it on so with poor judgment we continued without. I actually stopped him not long into it because the smell was such a turnoff. I made up an excuse and left. I went him E a showered and washed and good as possible. It has now been 10 weeks(!!!) and after visiting with my OBGYN and being tested for everything under the sun, (BV twice) and all tests coming out negative, and even taking antibiotics for BV, it's worse! While on the antibiotics the smell decreased but as soon as I stopped, it comes back with a vengeance. The same with my PEROID (deminishes and comes back worse after). My OBGYN scares me bc she said she does not know what it is or how to treat and referred me to a Vulvodynia specialists whom only accepts PPO's (I have HMO). But once I look up what a Vulvodynia does, it does not sound like what I need. antibioticsJA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?Customer: NoJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have been tested positive for HPV 13 years (or so) ago

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I was diagnosed with dyspareunia a few days ago because I

I was diagnosed with dyspareunia a few days ago because I experience intense pain when my partner attempted penetration. Due to the pain, the penetration was unsuccessful. My gynecologist suggested that pain especially on the outside of the vagina is likely to have a psychological cause. I wanted to have intercourse and everything was consensual. So I am not sure what is wrong. If it is indeed not a medical issue causing the pain, what are the possible causes and what treatment should I seek, if any?So far I have seen treatments like sex therapy, using vaginal dilators and working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist to learn to control the muscles. But how can I know what treatment to seek, or can it just be not enough foreplay or maybe not enough lubricant is used?I am 21 and I hope to have a sex life, please help.

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I am writing because I am concerned by a vaginal issue that

Hello, I am writing because I am concerned by a vaginal issue that 3 different Drs/Nurse practitioners have not been able to solve.Background:I'm June, I had an abdominal myomectimy to remove a 14cm fibroid. A few weeks after the procedure, I began to experience very strange discomfort on the labia minors and the vestibule. It is not painful, but I am often uncomfortable.I have received 3 STD screens- all have been negative. No screen found yeast infections.I have had 7 instances of this reoccurring weirdness. (In about 4 months). The discomfort usually lasts between 4-6 days. I can find no pattern in timing and am wearing cotton undies and using free and clear soap. One Doc prescribed me an antiviral (thinking it was herpes), another one suggested dabbing on cortisone, and the latest gave me some estrogen cream to try.The OTC cortisone probably worked best, ***** ***** estrogen cream is leaving me feeling more uncomfortable.From what I can see, I have redness and sometimes I can see white patches. I get no headaches or fevers or swollen lymph nodes. It is not painful to urinate, or not painful in general.Do you have any ideas on what is going on that I may bring to my doctor?I am 33, white, non-risky partners, I've been on low dose birth control for almost 15 years.

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Should I see a sex therapist if I have no sex drive and my

Should I see a sex therapist if I have no sex drive and my partner and I haven't had sex in two years. Also having sex hurts most of the time.JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: If I'm very sexually aroused there is very little pain. But I find it very hard to get to this.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?Customer: No I don't think so.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

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I see there was a question here about applying vitamin e to

Hi - I see there was a question here about applying vitamin e to the vulva. My question is as follows -I was diagnosed with vulvodynia but what really bothers me is the clit.Nothing seems to have worked well for me Not even the anti depressant ointment they prescribed. I got fed up and took a good look myself and lifted "the hood" from over my clitoris and it was all white with crap - perhaps it's left overs of ointments and soap or whatever. However uncomfortable it was i tried to clean it with a qtip the best I could _ and i have to say there was alot of sense of relief immediately after it. Sex was totally different! Almost like before..But now the "under the hood" is somewhat burning. The anti depressant oitment doesnt help in reducing it and i read somewhere that someone used vitamin e on it, that it stung rela bad but after that it was gone for ever.I understand that that I can use vitamin e - i just want to make sure that the seriously sensitive soft tissue that seems terribly irritated under the hood - is still ok as well - or perhaps it's considered an inner tissue that nothing is supposed to touch it.Than you so much!However today - it burns

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Last during sex with my boyfriend the penatrarion hurt more

Last during sex with my boyfriend the penatrarion hurt more than normal. And after when I was cleaning up I noticed a dark gory substance when I wiped my vagina. Is this something I should be concerned with? It was this only one time I noticed it happening for the rest of the night and day I was okay.

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I have pain in my Vagina,when I'm riding a bike n sometimesi

I have pain in my Vagina,when I'm riding a bike n sometimesi feel like numbnessdown there. Whatcouldbecausi g that? Thanks

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I thought I had a yeast infection right before my period

I thought I had a yeast infection right before my period after my husband and I had intercourse. I had to go out of town for a few days and then I felt like I had a UTI. I couldn't get an appointment with my gynecologist because I was switching to a new one that doesn't have an appointment for another 20 days. I went to urgent care and they tested me for UTI and it was positive and I took a seven day Cipro antibiotic&a yeast infection pill-but it did not help now I'm still having pain in my vagina and it feels like there's something there- I still feel a little stinging after I urinate-I get sharp pains and when I looked and it looks like there's something there, small inflamed in my vagina... I've also had some spotting in between periods- i'm now having some nausea and continued pain in the vagina- I haven't had intercourse and three weeks I can't because it's too painful - what could this be and can I go to the emergency room for it ?

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