In May of this year i stopped taking the contraceptive pill 'Cilest'. My husband and i started to use condoms, non- latex as the others irritate me. During this time i have noticed a tiny tear appear on the outside of my vagina at one side. Sometimes it becomes very itchy and i notice it more when my period is due or we have been using condoms, however i feel this may just be the friction of sex that irritates it. Do u think this could have something to do with my body's changing hormones since iv stopped using the pill or something to do with the condoms, and what should i do? I'm convinced its not a yeast infection as i have treated for this and nothing changed.
I don't think (although I'm not 100% sure) that tears in your vagina could result from hormones in bc pills.
The logical reason is probably friction due to sex. Since the vagina is an opening, it would take a little while to heal, like when you get a cut in your mouth for example. Sometimes the inside of my nose gets irritated and it doesn't heal for months. Could be something like that.
A tear in your vagina should heal after a while...
If it is itchy, that could mean it is infected. It's common to tear your vagina during sex, and hormonal changes can contribute to your vagina being more dry than usual, which could make the irritation and tearing easier. Try using lube if you think that might be the problem.
But if it's not going away, you should probably check with your doctor.
I totally have this problem as well. My boyfriend and I were messing around. We've never had sex because I'm a fairy tale romantic, but he was putting his fingers in me and it really hurt. A week later, I noticed a small cut around the opening of my vagina. I blotted the blood away and the next day I was itching like crazy. I had to clip my nails because they had created even more cuts. It's now the weekend and I can't get to my OBGYN until monday and I work that day and Tuesday I have class. I'm not sure I can stand the itching for that long. I tried the vinigar rub last night. It hurt like HELL but it did help me finally get to sleep. This morning it itches more than ever so I mixed some vinigar in a bath and there was no change.
Sounds like you got a yeast. Did you bf wash his hands before touching you? Does he have dirty finger nails that would carry bacteria? You need to get a yeast infection treatment. This happens to me when I get fingers so I have a no fingering policy; if its not the tongue or the penis, then its nothing at all.