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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi I have been having an on going problem since i started having sex at 17. I am extremely vaginally dry. It has come to the point where I usually try to use drugs or alcohol before sex so that it would be a little more of a better feeling by changing my emotional triggers in my head, but thats even failing me now. And for the last year i was on depoprovera birth control, or which i opted not to take my last shot because of dryness. My last straw was the other night while having sex and using a condom and lubricant i still could not stay wet and i hurt the outside of my vagina really bad. almost looks like a big pimple but just like raised skin but its a lump and it hurts. its from the dryness burn of him trying to go in and out until i eventually just said stop. What can i do to get some sexual pleasure without drugs or alcohol.
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User :   hello okay
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I shall help you
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
It is a condiiton called as Vaginal xerosis
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and have you consulted a gynec for the same?
User :   yes my doctor told me that maybe the birth control is making me dry but i have only asked once and tried to figure it out myself
Doctor :   Ok

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Yes some of the birth control methods does cause that
User :   so is that a dry condition or just the pain portion
Doctor :   Both

User :   i would like as much detail as possible on what i can do to fix this
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Because there shall be changes in the blood circulation in the area
User :   please explain
Doctor :   So both pain and dryness could be caused

User :   so what should i do
Doctor :   You should consult a gynecologist for now

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and get a prescription for the use of certain lubricants during sex
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and also meanwhile
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an examination will show if there are any problems right now
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and if yes, then the underlying condition has to be treated
User :   are there any more natural methods lke vitamins or somehting
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and so it shall prove beneficial
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Vitamins and minerals do not have a role in this aspect
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meaning for vaginal dryness
Doctor :  
Take good amount of fluids
User :   does coffee and smoking cigarettes make it worse?
User :   i also smoke marijuana
Doctor :   It does take out the water in the body

User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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