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6 Reasons Why Your Vagina Hurts

Does your hooha hurt like hell sometimes and you find yourself trying to self-diagnose? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Certain issues with your body can be easier to self-diagnose than others, however, issues down-there can sometimes be a little trickier.

So, we’ve gathered six of the most common causes for when you’ve got mysterious pain down-under and the simple solution to help fix these annoyances.

1. Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common causes of vagina pains, especially during intercourse. It happens when you don’t have enough estrogen in your body. Estrogen is the one that’s in charge of your vagina’s overall health, including lubrication. Estrogen acts as a moisturizer for your vagina. When there’s a lack of estrogen, there’s also no moisture in your vaginal canal.

 

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When there is poor amount of moisture and lubrication, you are prone to pain during intercourse along with vaginal irritation and infection.

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Also Read:Natural Remedy for Vaginal Dryness

The Simple Solution…

Take phyto-estrogen. Phyto-estrogen is the safest form of estrogen that you can take, which is made from plants. It works by restoring the cells in the vaginal canal. When the cells are healthy, the vaginal canal is also healthy, which means more lubrication and no more vaginal dryness and pain!

 

2. Your Partner

Perhaps it’s not you, it’s actually him…and the size of that penis! While this will be an ego booster for your partner, the reason why you might be hurting could be from the size and/or shape of his penis during penetration. The pain can often be described as a sharp pain inside your belly.

The Simple Solution…

Communicate with your partner on how you are feeling. Simple solutions include getting some lube from the store to help glide your partner in easier, having your partner start off the beginning of the”session” by slowly easing into the canal, allowing it to gradually expand before going full-force, and switching up positions in bed to something more comfortable.

 

3. Yeast Infections

Yeast infections can make you feel dry and itchy down there and some women also feel some pain as a result of it. On average, sexually active women get yeast infections at least 3 to 4 times in their life.

The Simple Solution…

Over the counter medications may be an option for you if you are certain you have a yeast infection, if not, it’s best to consult your doctor to get diagnosed and proper treatment. Your ob-gyn will perform a pelvic exam and likely prescribe creams to ease your discomfort and oral medication to take at home.

 

4. Herpes

One in every six American adults will contract a sexually transmitted disease in their lifetime. The common symptoms are itching, tingling, and burning in the vaginal area. There’s can also be abnormal vaginal discharge, pain or difficulty in urination, and a feeling of pressure in the stomach.

 

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The Simple Solution…

Contact your ob-gyn as soon as you notice two or more of these symptoms. There may be no cure for herpes, but, your doctor can help reduce the frequency of outbreaks and help ease your pain.

 

5. Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a condition where the outside parts of the female genitalia become swollen, such as the labia, or the lips, the clitoris and the vaginal opening. Some women with this condition experience pain during intercourse or while inserting a tampon, while others experience spontaneous pain that are unrelated to sex or touching in that area at all.

The Simple Solution…

If there’s no underlying cause for Vulvodynia, the pain usually just goes away by itself after a day or two. Your doctor might prescribe you some topical anesthetic lidocaine to help ease any pain.

 

6. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or Endometriosis

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is when there’s an infection in the female reproductive organs. Endometriosis is a condition when the uterine lining or the tissue of the womb grows in other surrounding areas. Both of these can cause you pain during sex or during your menstrual cycle and diagnosis is usually made by discovering that the pain resides more so in the abdomen, not the vagina.

The Simple Solution…

Consult your doctor when you suspect that you have PID or endometriosis. She/he will perform a pelvic exam and sometimes an ultrasound to confirm your condition and prescribe medications to help with the pain and balance out wacky hormones.

 

How to Keep Your Vagina Happy & Healthy

 

Proper Hygiene

Just use mild soap and water to clean your vagina and you will do just fine. NEVER use douches, vaginal creams and gels, or any other chemicals on or in your vagina. They can damage your vaginal canal and cause irritation and infection.

Take Kacip Fatimah

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Kacip Fatimah is an herb that helps regulate the estrogen in your body to keep your sex organs healthy. It has phyto-estrogen that restores damaged cells in your vagina. If the vagina is healthy, then it can effectively fight off bad bacteria and infection.

Take Morinda Citrifolia

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Morinda Citrofolia is another herb that is effectively used to maintain sexual health. It’s loaded with antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents that flushes out toxins and strengthens the immune system.

Conclusion

Experiencing pain in your vagina could be a symptom of a more serious condition. So it’s best to consult with your ob-gyn the moment you feel unsure and funky down! Remember that the best cure is simply prevention; practicing good hygiene and taking essential herbs like Morinda Citrifolia and Kacip Fatimah can help keep you and your hooha from unwanted pains!