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Pain due to sex or an allergic reaction?

By Anonymous October 15, 2015 - 4:35am
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Okay i had sex Monday with a guy , we were protected. We used a trojan magnum, after a while i felt this burning sensation for only a moment and then it stopped after about 30 secs. A couple of times he went deep and it hurted really bad. After we were done, i had slight pains. The next day i douched with vinegar and water to flush out what ever that might be causing the pain. Afterwards, it seemed that the pain sorta got worst. I been taking cran-aid and drinking plenty of water flush out my bladder. Seems like the pain has let up some but it's still there. Could it be because he probably stretch me from him being larger or i might be allergic to something in the condom, also is it something i should worry about? Thank you!!

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern regarding vaginal pain following intercourse.

The vinegar douche caused an increase in the pain because the area is irritated. Aggressive intercourse or an allergic reaction to the condom could have done this. Avoid any more douching.

Continue to drink plenty of water, adding cranberry juice would work too.

Wait and watch. If any other symptoms appear such as burning with urination, vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese or vaginal itching, then you should contact your physician. Call your doctor if the pain worsens or persists. You may need to be examined.


October 15, 2015 - 8:55am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you and also my cycle is due in a about 6 days.... By increasing my vitamin c intake and keep drinking the water and cranberry juice would it prevent bacterial vaginosis?

October 15, 2015 - 5:08pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Drinking plenty of water and drinking cranberry juice will help with and prevent a urinary tract infection. Vitamin C is thought to boost your immune system to help fight viral infections.

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation that results from the overgrowth of one of several types of bacteria normally present in the vagina, upsetting the natural balance of vaginal bacteria.

To help prevent bacterial vaginosis:

Minimize vaginal irritation. Stay out of hot tubs and whirlpool spas. Rinse soap from your outer genital area after a shower, and dry the area well to prevent irritation. Use mild, nondeodorant soaps and unscented tampons or pads.
Don't douche. Your vagina doesn't require cleansing other than normal bathing. Repetitive douching disrupts the normal organisms that reside in the vagina and can actually increase your risk of vaginal infection. Douching won't clear up a vaginal infection.
Avoid a sexually transmitted infection. Use a male latex condom, limit your number of sex partners or abstain from intercourse to minimize your risk of a sexually transmitted infection.


October 16, 2015 - 9:22am
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