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What causes swollen vagina after the intercourse?

I had sex for the first time yesterday. I noticed today that the opening to my vagina is swollen and a part of it is ripped, slightly discolored and bleeding. I also am experiencing some pain down there. I want to know will the swelling go down in the next few days and will everything heal around the opening. Also should I be concerned at all?
Thu, 7 May 2015
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Hello,
From your description, it appears that your hymen has ruptured during the intercourse. This is common at the first intercourse and heals by itself in a few days leaving flaps of tissue. The hymen is a membrane covering the vaginal opening. Rupture can also lead to pain and bleeding. You can apply ice packs to the painful and swollen area. Give it rest by avoiding further intercourse until it heals. Maintain proper genital hygiene. Take adequate liquids and watch for any symptoms of urethritis. Hope this helps.
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What causes swollen vagina after the intercourse?

Hello, From your description, it appears that your hymen has ruptured during the intercourse. This is common at the first intercourse and heals by itself in a few days leaving flaps of tissue. The hymen is a membrane covering the vaginal opening. Rupture can also lead to pain and bleeding. You can apply ice packs to the painful and swollen area. Give it rest by avoiding further intercourse until it heals. Maintain proper genital hygiene. Take adequate liquids and watch for any symptoms of urethritis. Hope this helps.