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Feeling pressure and swelling in the vagina. Pap smear test normal. What else could be the reason?

Hi... I am experiences extreme pressure in my vagina area and it seems swolen from the inside. Not the lips but the part between the vagina hole and my anus . It is very very sensative that Its hard to even wipe. I did use a razor to shave... However, because its swolen I think its something more. what could this b? I had a pap three weeks ago and everything was normal. pls help
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

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Feeling of pressure and swelling between Vagina and rectum indicates that you might be having problem with Pouch of Douglas. This is a fold of peritoneum between Vagina and Rectum. There could be collection of fluid, pus or blood, due to several reasons like Infection of Pelvic organ ( Uterus, tubes, ovaries), Endometriosis, Ectopic pregnancy. There could be congestion due to excessive blood flow ( Pelvic congestion Syndrome). There is a possibility that you have prolapse of Posterior vaginal wall there. Rarely there could be Fibroid also. All these are Medical terminology, and you will not understand it, so I would suggest you to go to Gynecologist. Your Doctor will advise you depending on your clinical history , other related symptoms, and will do management for the same. If you wish to have more information from us, you may give some more details about you.
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Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Zainab Hassanali's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic
it could be that you are developing a boil there thats why its really painful, or because you used a razor you might have hurt your self hence it has swollen up.
if it is a boil (balanthis or abscess) then if it is ripe you need an incision and drainage done with a course of antibiotics to sort out the problem.
you need to be reviewed by a gynecologist who has to examine to know what is the problem and then be given the appropriate treatment.
hope to have answered your query
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