hi i've had a really itchy vagina for about a week now, and now i think i have scratched a layer of skin away? i have just came off my period but when i was on i used different pads because ive been staying at my boyfriends house and his mum gave me them, ive used them before and i dont record them itching me then, i do shave so im not sure if its just hair growing back but its never been like this before. i also have a problem with my sex life, i have been with my partner for nearly one year and a half now and at the start of the relationship when we became active we were able to have sex more than twice a night, more than that actually and everything was fine, so soreness or anything but for the past 6months we can only have sex once every two days because i get so sore after,neither of us have been unfaithful but im too nervous to go to the doctors about it as i know they will want to inspect me and i had a bad experience with that before, please someone help me?
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Experiencing pain during or after intercourse could suggest chances of vaginal infection, injury, cervicitis, cervix erosion, pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Alterations in your vaginal discharge color, consistency along with symptoms of itching, and/or foul smell could indicate vaginal infection. Vaginal dryness can also cause vaginal itching. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to identify the causative agent. Get started on treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, it is important to get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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