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My boyfriend and I tried anal sex for the first time last week, I didn't really like it and so we switched back to normal sex, Im not sure how good he cleaned off before switching places. Anyways, this regular sex lasted a long time and got kind of rough. We didnt use any extra lubricant and it started to hurt after a while. We stopped and it stung a little when i went to pee aftee. but now,I have a couple open sores, they look like something that got cut and then sat in water, and my vagina feels swollen. The edges are white skin, like dead skin in water and the middle is pinkish/red. They are soooooo painful. I tried desitin baby rash ointment but that didnt help and it hurt trying to get it off. Vagisil wipes and cream dont help either. I am almost 8 months pregnant so I went to the dr because it hurts so bad and I don't wanna hurt the baby. She took a swab of two of the sores and a swab of the inside and sent the test off for yeast infection and herpes. Sound like herpes?

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replied September 19th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A38782
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If there had been vaginal penetration after anal penetration, then chances of infection are high (especially if unprotected, or if change of condom was not done before vaginal penetration). The symptoms that you describe suggest vaginal infection, which if severe or not treated early can lead to upward travel leading to complications like chorioamnionitis (infection of membranes surrounding fetus) etc resulting in pre-mature rupture of membranes, or pre-mature birth. Wait for your vaginal swab/smear test results. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. You may also consider going with getting evaluation done to ascertain fetal wellbeing. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. 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, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment. Avoid unprotected sexual contact.
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