Vaginal Pain | Definition and Patient Education
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What causes vaginal pain? 10 possible conditions

The vagina is the passage from the cervix to the vulva. Pain or discomfort in the vagina is often the result of a medical or psychological issue. Early treatment and intervention can help a patient get pain relief. What Causes Vaginal Pain? Vaginal pain can... Read more

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

1

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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2

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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3

Vaginal Yeast Infection

A vaginal yeast infection is a common female condition caused by the fungus candida. Symptoms include intense itching, swelling, and irritation.

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4

Inflammation of the Cervix (Cervicitis)

Cervicitis is a common condition that will affect more than half of all women in their adult lives. Normally caused by an infection, symptoms include vaginal bleeding and pain.

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5

Gonorrhea

Gonnorhea is a sexually transmitted disease that affects warm, moist areas of the body. Early symptoms include pain when urinating and discharge.

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6

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is most often caused by a hormonal imbalance. Read about signs and treatment.

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7

Cervical Cancer Overview and History

Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of death among American women. When the Pap smear became widely available, doctors could precancerous changes.

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8

Bartholin's Abscess

Bartholin's abscesses occur when the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the opening of the vagina, become obstructed and infected. If the gland becomes blocked, a cyst will usually form first.

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9

Underactive Pituitary Gland (Hypopituitarism)

Hypopituitarism occurs when your pituitary gland in your brain is not releasing one or more of the eight hormones it should be releasing.

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10

Breast Cancer Overview

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women (after skin cancer), and can affect a number of different parts of the breasts.

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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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