Is it normal for your Vigina to hurt after your period?

Is it normal for your Vigina to hurt after your period?

It sounds like it’s probably normal. Some people experience this kind of burning sensation because of the hormone shifts that happen around the time you have your period.

How long does vulvar pain last?

Vulvodynia (vul-voe-DIN-e-uh) is chronic pain or discomfort around the opening of your vagina (vulva) for which there’s no identifiable cause and which lasts at least three months.

When should I be concerned about vulvar pain?

If you see changes on the skin of the vulva, or if you have itching, burning, or pain, contact your gynecologist or other health care professional.

Can UTI cause vulvar pain?

Very often, UTIs cause intense urethral pain which makes a patient contract their vaginal muscles while peeing. If this happens often enough, people can develop muscle soreness in the vagina even without an infection. This can cause vaginal pain, vulvar pain, lower abdominal pain, and pain with intercourse.

Does vulvar pain go away?

Vulvodynia is vulvar pain which does not have a clear cause and where there are no physical signs of irritation. Although vulvodynia can last for years, there are treatments to manage its symptoms. Vulvodynia will often go away by itself.

How can I cure my vulvar pain?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Try cold compresses or gel packs.
  2. Soak in a sitz bath.
  3. Avoid tightfitting pantyhose and nylon underwear.
  4. Avoid hot tubs and soaking in hot baths.
  5. Don’t use deodorant tampons or pads.
  6. Avoid activities that put pressure on your vulva, such as biking or horseback riding.
  7. Wash gently.

What can I take for vulvar pain?

Topical medications: Creams and ointments containing anesthetics or nerve-stabilizing medications and are applied to the vulvar area. Sometimes these are used before sexual intercourse. Oral medication: These medications can include antidepressants and anticonvulsants, to address nerve pain.