I had sex with a partner about 10hours ago. since then, i have been in pain, where my vaginal area has inflamed. its really itchy and dry and is smelling a bit gross. i know he has not sexually transmitted infections as he has not long been checked. i have been checked for chlamydia but nothing else as of yet.. i got really dry after i comed but carried on, could that be the cause of my problem?? i have tried a cool bath and even tried used ice and cystitus pill. but nothing seems to work. have u any ideas of what it could be?
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Vaginal itching, burning, altered smell could be indicative of vaginal infection or dryness. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your gynecologist (not GP/family doctor) for examination and vaginal smear test to identify the causative agent and start you with appropriate treatment. Get your partner also tested and started on treatment simultaneously to avoid chances of re-infection.
Avoid use of harsh soaps, perfumes, lubricants. Use loose cotton undergarments. Drink plenty of water and keep the area dry and clean.
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