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What causes pain with intercourse and vaginal itching? 5 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Postmenopausal Atrophic Vaginitis

Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis normally occurs after menopause. The condition can lead to increased vaginal infections and may make sexual intercourse painful.

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2

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infections cause irritation, itching, swelling, and discharge. Most women will get an infection at least once in their life.

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3

Urethritis

Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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4

Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is a cancer of the vulva, or a female's external genitals. Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of vulvar cancer.

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5

Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects salivary and lacrimal glands. Read about signs and symptoms.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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