Vaginal Pain

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes pain or discomfort felt in the vagina or the outer part of female genitalia around the vaginal opening.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

Possible causes

  • Genital rashes

    This is a condition where the skin over the genitals is itchy and inflamed.

  • Atrophic vaginitis

    A condition where the vaginal surface becomes dry and thin. This is commonly seen after menopause, due to a decrease in female hormone levels. Symptoms include itching and painful intercourse.

  • Candida vulvovaginitis

    This is a fungal infection by Candida that affects the vaginal area. Candida normally exists on skin and vaginal linings with no issues. An infection occurs when the skin or vaginal lining changes in character such that it promotes an overgrowth of Candida. People with weakened immune systems or who are on birth control pills may be at increased risk.

  • Bartholin abscess
  • Bartholin's gland cyst
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Vulval cancer

Related serious diseases

  • Sexual trauma

    Injury to the genitals, often caused by sports, accidents or vigorous intercourse.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in your genital area?

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