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What causes a sudden sharp pain on the outside of the vagina?

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 in Women's Health
Question: Pain , sharp on the outside of the vagina, when touch it stops hurting. Not constant
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Please follow up with additional details.

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through your query. However, please follow up with the following additional details so that I can give you a definite answer.

1. When did you start noticing the pain?
2. Any history of trauma, injury or recent sexual activity?
3. Any swelling, itching or redness in the area?
4. Any vaginal discharge or bleeding through vagina?
5. Is the pain aggravated or relieved when touching the area?
6. History of diabetes or increased blood sugar
7. Have you recently taken antibiotics?

Please mention any other concerning symptoms you have, if any.

Awaiting your response.

Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
pain started yesterday.

No sexual activity No trauma, no injury
No redness, no swelling, no itching
No discharge No bleeding
Pain is relieved when touching and with warm shower
History of diabetes ? I have been told I am borderline.
No antibiotics.
It is now 8:oo and I am not having pain and it was the same way last night. The mornings are terrible. In the morning I want to scream--it hurts. It is now 8:45 and the pain is here again. perhaps not as sharp but painful. I did not say earlier buy I am incontinent.

Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:

Follow up answer.

Detailed Answer:

Hello again,

The pain you are experiencing is likely due to vaginal dryness along with pelvic muscle dysfunction. You do not have to worry about any vaginal or urinary infection at this point.

Combination treatment with vagina Estrogen creams and Kegels exercise can help with your symptoms.

Please be advised to follow up with your gynecologist for necessary management. Meanwhile, use hot compress and take over the counter Tylenol for pain.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal, General & Family Physician
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