June 27th, 2012

  • tanna1

Sore Vagina


I am new to this site but I am so glad to have found it. Here is my problem just looking for advice or help. First I was diagnosed with BV (only symptom was lots of discharge). I used yogurt in the vagina to get rid of it. Got retested and BV gone. Then I got a yeast infection - a VERY BAD yeast infection - flaming, burning, swollen, itchy vagina with white spots on the bottom part. 

I made the mistake of soaking my vagina in sea salt water - yikes! I got all red and holy PAINFUL. Anyway finally calmed down - and white dots on vagina went away.

Went back to doctor even after I took canesten and she took swabs. Yeast infection confirmed - then prescribed 2 doses of Diflucan. Diflucan made a difference and symptoms subsided - but still some pain at bottom of vagina. Got tested again for BV and Yeast - both negative. Got tested for STDs all negative. Got a PAP came back fine.

However, the bottom part of my vagina (where the white spots were originally) still is red and inflamed. Doctor says is looks inflamed. Everything else looks fine. I am in PAIN. It hurts.

I wonder if it is urine that is hurting it or am I reacting to chemicals in toilet papter. I am scared it will never get better. It has been 2 weeks since my last dose of diflucan. I have 2 tests for yeast and BV since then.

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning it is mild - very mild. Then towards the end of the day it gets worse. Today it is not agony but slightly itchy and swollen and slightly red.

Anyone ever get sore inflamed skin after yeast infection - it was a very bad yeast infection.
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Why is sex still painful?

I'm 31, and lost my virginity this past new year's eve. This was after we had been trying for weeks and it was still quite painful. Each time we did it after that (which wasn't very often), it was always painful when he was trying to put it in, but would get a little more comfortable once he was finally all the way in (which took forever.)

That guy and I broke up in February and I haven't had sex since then. I've recently begun seeing another guy and last night we attempted to have sex, which was a disaster. It was just as painful as when I was still a virgin and I couldn't even get him in all the way. After awhile, I just told him to stop and we gave up because it hurt that bad.

I don't understand at all. I thought that after I finally lost my virginity it wouldn't be as painful anymore. I was well-lubricated and although I was a little nervous, I was relaxed enough. Is it always going to be painful like this? I do have a gyno appointment scheduled for next week to rule out any infections, although I'm pretty sure I don't have anything. I've always been afraid about putting things in my vagina (tampons, fingers) but I figured it had gone away once I lost my virginity.

I would really like to be able to enjoy sex. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Had my first pap today!

Hey VagPag,

Just wanted to let you know that I got my first pap smear today, and it was super quick and easy!

The doctor lubed up a speculum, put it in, widened it (which didn't hurt at all), got the sample from my cervix (which was only a tiny bit uncomfortable, but not painful), and that was it. It was all over in less than 30 seconds!

When I booked the appointment, I had a look at the pap smear tag here, to try to prepare myself. The information I learned was very helpful. Thanks, y'all!
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Oral Probiotics

Hewwo everyone. Because of suggestions that I take lactobacillus(sp?) to help with maintaining vaginal PH, I went searching around for supplements(I really don't like yogurt). I found some stuff called Jarrow Formulas Fem Dophilus, which claims to have the best mix of lactobacillus. All the other supplements I found only had one type.
I can't find any believable reviews about it though, most of them sound like the people got paid to make the product sound good. Has anyone ever tried it? It seems pretty legit to me, but I don't want to be ripped off either