My vagina hurts

12:00AM, Jul 17 2007

Dear DOLLY DR, After having sex, I go to the toilet and pee but my vagina hurts so bad, I sit on the toilet screaming and crying for at least half an hour. It hurts for a day after, too, but before sex and during sex it doesn't hurt. What's wrong with me? Tracy.


It's important to get this diagnosed properly and treated because it shouldn't happen! Sometimes very vigorous sex can irritate the tissues in the genital area and cause mild discomfort just afterwards. However, it should not be as severe as you describe and would not last a day or two. It's also important to work out whether the pain is coming from your vagina or from your bladder or urethra (the tube that transports urine from your bladder to the outside).

If you have an inflammation or infection in your vagina, it's likely that sexual intercourse is aggravating it, causing your pain. However, it's also possible that you are getting an inflammation or irritation in the bladder after sex. If this were the case you would feel pain during urination. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that can cause painful urination and this can be diagnosed with a simple urine test and cured with one dose of antibiotics. And although an infection is a possible cause, it might not be, so go and see your doctor confidentially to get it sorted.

comments powered by Disqus

Related articles

    • All about sex

      2:28PM, Sep 5

      Whether you’re thinking about doing it or you’ve already taken the next step, you should read this.

    • Snail Trail

      2:32PM, Jul 30

      It isn’t very dark, however it is visible to me. Would shaving help?

 
 

just in

 

Dolly HQ Blog

Ellie

Breakdancing 2.0

11:48AM, Sep 11 2014 Ellie

Deputy Chief Sub, Ellie, explains what happens when classical music meets breakd...
This month, DOLLY blogger Alli Simpson shares her top tips for sending a flirty ...
It’s been a pretty crazy month in world crises this month and I’ve gotta say, it...
 
 
more from the team
dolly instagram
  • Online editor @aimierigas was lucky enough to chat to #BoobooStewart today about all things X-Men (including J-Law), his love of ice-cream and his most embarrassing moment. #OzComicCon

    dolly Online editor @aimierigas was lucky enough to chat to #BoobooStewart today about all things X-Men (including J-Law), his love of ice-cream and his most embarrassing moment. #OzComicCon

    more from the team
  • The best Friday treat? A cheeky farewell lunch for our fabulous creative director Emma! Yum! @kxhotel @theaudienceagency #kxworkinglunch

    dolly The best Friday treat? A cheeky farewell lunch for our fabulous creative director Emma! Yum! @kxhotel @theaudienceagency #kxworkinglunch

    more from the team
  • Did you know depression is one of the most common conditions in young people and increases during adolescence? Make sure you check in with your pals and inspire conversations that count. Visit www.ruok.org.au for more info. @ruokday #ruok #ruokday

    dolly Did you know depression is one of the most common conditions in young people and increases during adolescence? Make sure you check in with your pals and inspire conversations that count. Visit www.ruok.org.au for more info. @ruokday #ruok #ruokday

    more from the team
  • You guessed it. It was @arianagrande! Here she is giving features ed @jessicalouisebailey a big hug post-interview. Keep a look out on dolly.com.au for the video!

    dolly You guessed it. It was @arianagrande! Here she is giving features ed @jessicalouisebailey a big hug post-interview. Keep a look out on dolly.com.au for the video!

    more from the team
  • Guess who features ed @jessicalouisebailey is interviewing today. And go!

    dolly Guess who features ed @jessicalouisebailey is interviewing today. And go!

    more from the team
  • This giant waterslide is about to have @generalpantsco models slide down it and we're wishing it was summer right. now. Putting one of these on our Christmas list as we speak... #DOLLYloves

    dolly This giant waterslide is about to have @generalpantsco models slide down it and we're wishing it was summer right. now. Putting one of these on our Christmas list as we speak... #DOLLYloves

    more from the team
  • Our beauty team @gyanyankovich and @_natbabic are feeling super glamorous right now thanks to @avonausnz and the new Avon Femme fragrance.

    dolly Our beauty team @gyanyankovich and @_natbabic are feeling super glamorous right now thanks to @avonausnz and the new Avon Femme fragrance.

    more from the team
  • Happy new DOLLY day! Our October issue is on sale now starring the lovely @katyperry on the cover.

    dolly Happy new DOLLY day! Our October issue is on sale now starring the lovely @katyperry on the cover.

    more from the team
  • The fash girls are lucky enough to meet the head designer of @keepsakethelabel today @carmendugan1 ! You might remember some of her work from the cover of our current issue! You#keepsakethelabel #februarypreview

    dolly The fash girls are lucky enough to meet the head designer of @keepsakethelabel today @carmendugan1 ! You might remember some of her work from the cover of our current issue! You#keepsakethelabel #februarypreview

    more from the team
  • Look who our Beauty Editor @gyanyankovich is having lunch with! Thanks for playing Christmas @deltagoodrem. #3DWhiteSmile

    dolly Look who our Beauty Editor @gyanyankovich is having lunch with! Thanks for playing Christmas @deltagoodrem. #3DWhiteSmile

    more from the team