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Old 07-15-2005, 05:48 AM   #1
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Painful in the vaginal opening

Hi gang,

Does anyone feel pain in the opening of the vagina. I have actually had this for a long time. It has made intercourse very painful. After sex I feels like a burning sensation there and pain during urination which I have for a couple of days thereafter. Also during sex I get like a fissure - the 6 o'clock point seems to crack.

Does anybody else have this problem. Any advice or solutions. Seeing GYN on tuesday but I have brought this up before to other doctors. They just say use a lot of lubrication but that doesn't seem to be the answer for me.

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Old 07-15-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Painful in the vaginal opening

Many women with yeast infections complain of pain and burning ..and no itching.
You may also just be thinning there because of hormone changes.
If you've tried creams/jellys for comfort and they are making things worse, maybe a doc could rule out an infection.
Good luck.

Old 07-15-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: Painful in the vaginal opening

I've had pain & dryness since perimenopause hit. I tried all the lubricants without much help for the pain. When estrogen levels drop at this time in life, it can cause dryness and thinning of the vaginal wall. For me, it became severe, and was 24 hrs a day. I told my gyno it felt like I was sitting on crushed glass all the time. I ended up having to use premarin vaginal cream for relief. It has helped tremendously, and although it is still a form of estrogen and didn't want to go that route in any way, shape or form, I was forced to. From what I understand, very little estrogen is absorbed this way, and since I use it just once a week, I stay with it.
So (IMO), you should proably have an exam, just to rule out infection, etc., as they can crop up with estrogen changes too. Always a good idea to check with your dr.

Old 07-15-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: Painful in the vaginal opening

I've been struggling with vulvadynia, a broad term for pain and burning, around the vaginal opening. Menopause can bring it on, as can other conditions, like yeast infections, etc. It can be very painful. I've had cyclic episodes with it and had to start taking VAGIFEM, an estrogen vaginal med., to help keep my vagina moist. I also use REPLENS vaginal moisture suppositories (inserts), which also help. There are even websites devoted specifically to this subject, like the National Vulvadynia Association.

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