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i used fish oil in my vagina lack of lube now it hurts and now it is swole closed. should i worry?

By Anonymous November 14, 2014 - 10:57pm
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Hi Anon,

No, irritation is never normal and should not occur. You should definitely visit your doctor as soon as you have the chance. They will be able to check it out and prescribe a treatment to reduce the irritation. If you leave it untreated, the irritation can get worse and turn into an infection.

Please keep me updated and please visit your doctor!

November 15, 2014 - 5:52pm
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Hi Anon,

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER with your question! 

Fish oil is a great option to help with vaginal dryness as it can help bring more lubrication back to your skin. Did you take fish oil in the form of a pill or as an actual oil?

When using fish oil for vaginal dryness, it should be taken in the form of a pill. Applying it directly to your vagina will most likely cause irritation as you are experiencing. If it is swollen and closed up as you are describing, I highly suggest visiting a doctor. Irritation is not normal and needs medical attention. Please visit your doctor as soon as you can, and they will help treat the irritation as well as suggest ways to improve vaginal lubrication.

Some ways you can improve vaginal dryness include:

  • vaginal estrogen creams like premarin and estrace
  • vaginal estrogen ring like estring
  • vaginal estrogen tablet like vagifem
  • lubricants and moisturizer
  • fish oil pills

I hope this has helped and I hope your irritation goes down after visiting your doctor. Please keep me update and let me know if you have further questions!


November 14, 2014 - 11:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Erin Kennedy)

Thank you for your response it was 5 oil capsules after a packet of water base lube. I haven't found any sites that actually confirfed . I was scared mostly my husband wasn't taking no and proceeded to the next then returned and after a minute was ok . is irritation normal?

November 15, 2014 - 1:10am
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