Vaginal Pain

It's no fun to experience menstrual discomfort. But, if it isn't related to your month cycle , the pain can become even worse. This might make you wonder about the cause and what to do.

No matter how much or little your vagina hurts, it's important to not ignore the pain . It could be your internal vagina (your inner organ), or the labia (your outer genitalia) that is causing your pain.

Jessica Strasburg MD, a women's health specialist says that many women believe it is the same. She says that "a lot of people think your vagina is the same thing as the vulva." But the causes of different types of pain may be very different.

She says, "While it's possible for your mind to go directly to cancer, this is rarely the cause." Where does that leave us?

Vulvar infected

Vaginal pain can be caused by both yeast infections and genital herpes.

In yeast infections, you may experience swelling, pain and itching during sexual activity or urine. Antibiotics may trigger yeast infection. Herpes can be transmitted sexually. Herpes infections can cause painful, raw sores lasting from three to fourteen days. Urine contact can exacerbate the pain.

Other sexually transmitted disorders (STDs), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, may also lead to vaginal pain and itching.

Over-the-counter medications are often sufficient to treat yeast infections. However, if your problem continues to persist, consult your doctor. STDs require prescription drugs. Your partner may also be diagnosed with STDs.


You may feel miserable. Vulvar pain lasts at most three months may be a sign of vulvodynia.

Although the cause of this condition is not known, it causes painful intercourse as well as sensations such as rawness, pain, burning, stinging, and itching. It's unpleasant.

Dr. Strasburg stated that "vulvodynia" can have an impact on one's life. She avoids intercourse and finds it difficult to wear certain clothes. You feel that something is wrong. This can lead to extreme emotional distress.

Wear loose clothes and unstitched cotton clothing to ease your symptoms . You can change your clothes when you're done exercising. Both topical and oral medications can be prescribed by your doctor to manage vulvodynia.

Bartholin's cyst

This is a common form of cysts that occurs when the Bartholin glands, which are responsible for vaginal oil, become blocked. Bartholin's cysts rarely cause pain, and they don't necessarily require treatment.

The tender, infected lumps around the vaginal opening could become pus-filled. It may occur while you sit, stand or sexually engage.

Warm water can help ease any discomfort. Talk to your doctor if you continue experiencing swelling and pain. Dr. Strasburg states that it may be necessary to have a surgical drain or use antibiotics.


When tissue that is similar to the lining of your uterus grows in another area of your pelvis, it's called endometriosis. It's a common cause of pelvic pain and can also lead to vaginal and vulvar pain.

It can lead to infertility and more severe symptoms such as painful periods or pains during sex . You may also experience the following symptoms:

Painful bowel movements. Urethylination pain. Fatigue. Nausea. Constipation. Diarrhea. These symptoms can worsen over time.

Numerous studies have shown that women who are endometrists may be at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. These are the top symptoms of ovarian carcinoma.

Persistent stomach pain. Bloating that persists. Urge to urinate frequently, or more urgently. Eating difficulties or feeling fuller more quickly. These symptoms should be reported to your doctor.

You may be able to take over-the-counter pain medication. Your doctor might recommend hormone therapy, or even hysterectomy, if your symptoms persist.

Pelvic floor problems

Pelvic discomfort can also lead to painful intercourse urinary and bowel dysfunction .

Many things can cause floor pain, so work with your doctor to pinpoint the culprit. A common cause is pelvic floor dysfunction or levator spasm, where pelvic floor muscles spasm as a reflex to other types of pain.

Pelvic congestion syndrome (similar to varicose veins, but in the pelvis) and irritation of the pudendal nerve (one of the main nerves in the pelvis) can also cause pelvic pain.

Your doctor can treat your condition by identifying the pattern of your pain.

Dr. Strasburg states, "Pay attention and be aware of your symptoms. Get them checked as soon possible." "The best thing for you is to see a doctor. You might also need to consult a specialist if your condition is not improving.