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Pain in the vagina during sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have a problem with my vagina, it hurts when i have intercourse. I don't know what to do , im really shy so im not confident enough to go to a doctor and just open up.. i dont know what to do..
User :   Hi
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Let me read it
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May I know your age and marital status?
User :   18
User :   and i have a partner
User :  
Ok
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When was your first intercourse?
User :   when i was 14/15
User :  
Ok
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And since when have you been having this issue?
User :   about 2 years
User :   Ok

User :  
Can I ask you about your sexual history?
User :   i have only had 1 sexual partner
User :   and im still with him now
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Ok
User :  
I wanted the same
User :   How is your relationship going off late?
User :   what do you mean
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Meaning is there any issue or is it fine?
User :   its fine
User :  
Ok
User :  
Do not feel bad that I am asking you about intricate questions
User :   ok
User :  
I want to rule out a psychological cause and that is the reason
User :   Apart from pain, are you having any other symptoms?
User :   not really, i get a pain in my back at the top by my shoulder blade but i dont think that is anything to do with it
User :   Ok

User :  
And coming to the pain in vagina
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could you explain like when you get the pain
User :   like just before it goes in. i know exactly where the pain is. its on the outside and i can feel a tiny little lump and that is the bit where it hurts like hell
User :   Ok

User :  
Have you noticed the lump only recently?
User :   no. its like the lump only comes when i am about to have sex or something but that is what hurts its not inside the vagina its on the outside right by the hole
User :   Ok

User :   its like just at the bottom of my hole but not actually on the hole
User :   Do you have any discharge or fever as such?
User :   not really, sometimes
User :   Ok

User :  
What is it fever or discharge or both?
User :   discharge
User :   Ok

User :  
When is it more? Any association with your menstrual cycle?
User :   its all the time, but it hurts a bit more when im due to come on my period or just coming off
User :   Ok

User :   what should i do
User :   Now since you are telling about discharge as well

User :  
I would advise you to go for a vaginal examination
User :   well not really all the time but sometimews
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as an infection could trigger such pains
User :   what sort of infection
User :   bacterial or fungal
User :   nice
User :  
could be either
User :   but how could this happen its not like ive had intercourse with lots of people. i have only ever had sex with 1 person
User :   it need not be a sexually transmitted infection

User :   is there something that i can buy in the chemist instead of opening my legs because i really dont want too
User :  
it is to do with the normal problem which most of the females encounter during their life
User :   what is this problem known as
User :   Vaginal infection

User :  
Bacterial vaginosis
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Vaginal candidiasis
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are the different possibilities
User :   is there anything i can buy
User :   Right now, I would advise you to go for an examination

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and depending upon the cause
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it shall be treated
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An examination is necessary
User :   what will they give me for it? anti-biotics?
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other possibilities could be like a growth called as fibroid, vascular congestion in the area
User :   I would like to know about your menstrual history
User :   what do u mean
User :   Like your menstrual cycles, meaning duration, bleeding, frequency, regularity, etc

User :   i usually come on about the 28th and then finish on the 12th or something
User :   i dont really come on heavilly
User :   That is for 12 days you mean to say

User :   yes
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that is not within the normal limits
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and have you consulted a gynecologist before for the same issue?
User :   no
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Ok
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You should
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this is an issue of more concern
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and the consultation does help you
User :   Are you getting it?

User :   Are you there?

User :   I have to close the window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.

User :   i am here
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :  
please continue.
User :   what did you want to know
Doctor :  
I was suggesting you to consult a Gynecologist for a vaginal examination
User :   i have just booked an appointment with the nurse
Doctor :   As regards with your menstrual disturbance

User :   but what do i say to her
Doctor :  
and also with the pain you are having while intercourse
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no but is there something i can buy in the chemist

Doctor :   As I explained you, firstly the cause has to be made out
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