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    Vulvodynia

    This unpleasant condition causes chronic pain and discomfort in the vulval area, with the most common symptoms including stinging, burning, irritation and rawness. Read more →

    Have stinging around my vagina and rectum. Been going on for 3 and 1/2 months. Keeps me up at night. Sometimes I have to get up in the night and take a shower to help stop the stinging. Been treated for pinworms and it's not that. I think it might be some kind of parasite. I have gotten reddish/blueish spots on my tummy and bottom. Do you have any suggestions of what it may be?





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    Anytime I take a wee imy vagina stings , and it keeps getting itchy out of no where ??

    For about a month I have had an itchy, stinging genital area (Im female). My friend said it might be thrush but as I have never had it before I am unsure. I went to the chemist and was given Pevaryl (Econazol. nitras) cream to use twice a day. It has not really made any difference. I have no discharge or any other symptoms just the stinging and itching which seem to get worse on the evening. Could it be thrush? Im using the cream for 4 more days, then will go to the doctor if nothing changes.





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    Hi there I was having sex with my girlfriend and I noticed After 2 consecutive times my 'banjo' had a tiny cut that stung in the slightest, but there was no blood. I didn't see her for around 3 weeks and it felt perfectly normal. After three weeks had passed we had sex (drunken, without loob) and I felt a rip or tear down there. At first I thought nothing of it, that's until I saw the large amount of blood. It just seemed as if there was a small cut down there, I can't remember exactly what It looked like before so I don't think there's much of a change. I let it rest for around a week, at this point it felt back to normal, so decided to give sex another try. It was okay for the first 10mins, felt slightly uncomfortable though. Then I feel a slight pull on that area and see some blood, with constant stinging. I need to know how to treat this and what I should do. I would rather not go to the doctors as I want to deal with it myself. There is a slight stinging sensation and seems to be a small cut. How long shall I wait without sex? And he long should it take to heal? Thanks a lot Jack





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    Hi. When I have sex, at first, I have the real pain/stinging, so much we cannot carry on for a while....





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    If you haven't see your GP, you can ask for a lady DR if you wish. Pain during sex can be a couple of reasons I can think of one your not lbricated enough, I.e not enough foreplay, you can always buy a lubricant from the chemist etc, The other an infection or something else do get it checked out. All the best

    My penis is sore stinging when I wash it an it is red on the head what can I use for it please





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    During sex I get this stinging sensation, this increases throughout sex so we just stop, it's not thrush or an sti so I was wandering what is wrong?





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    Can rectal prolapse cause burning sensation, stinging felling in the anus? Thank you





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    Yes but so can an internal hemorrhoid. To be sure you'd have to go to your doctor. Very often he or she could tell you which it is just by giving you a simple digital rectal exam right there in the office. I hope this helps!

    Whenever I have sex i always seem to get pain like burning and stinging, it feels like cystis symptoms as well but i feel need to push down. Is this what this is or anyone know what I have?





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    Hi im a 15 year old boy and after masturbation everytime when i go for a pea i have stinging feeling feel when my pea comes out is this a bad sign should i see a doctor?





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    This is normal its just wear you have 2 types of liquid coming out the same part so its under pressure its nothing to worry about

    hi my name is joshua and i have had a stinging pain when i wee and my sperm is like a cloudy colour and i have white spots on my penis as well can you help please





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    I use Tea Tree Oil near my intimate parts when itching or stinging or think I may have an infection. I also frequently swab affected stinging parts of my body with Cyder Vinegar which stings acutely at first but it dies down sooner rather than later so I am not left with scarring scratch marks. Hope it also helps you from the interminable itching and stinging.





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    I'm 20 years old and when ever i have sex it is quite painful, this depends on position some being alot more painful than others, it is more of a stinging sensation than acctual pain tho.when my partner "comes" inside me the stinging is made alot worse, and after we have finished having sex i feel i need to go to the toilet over and over again and this is such a stinging pain. Ive been sexually active for 3 years now, and it had been a problem since i can remember, i know this is not an STI. Anyone got anyideas? my doctor is male and i could not go and see him about this.





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    Hello there. I have redness and stinging and when I have sex the stinging is worse. I have no smell etc just that what can this be and will it go on its own or could I have something transmitted? Please advice.





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    hi im 66 years old i have diebetas type two and im taking tablets for it. but for the last 7 weeks. ive been suffering with this horrible stinging pain in my vagina in my uretrha. i have been to doctors had two blood tests. and two urine samples. and an internal and all this has come back clear and my doctor told me it is through my diebetas as my sugar level is a little to high. and therefore she has now put me on tablets for the diebetas. i ask her what to do about the stinging. and she said the tablets will help[ i have been taking the tablets for two days now but im still having the stinging please help me to know what to do. as this is really depressing me thank you





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    2016 I had recently been having a lot of problems with a stinging sensation in my vulvar area, which didn't respond to anything I tried--washing, estrogen creams. I came to this site and read some of the posts and saw that Sorbolene cream was recommended. I saw people lamenting that they could not find Sorbolene in the US. Well, as far as I can tell, Sorbolene cream is just a water based skin cream, so I started using a water based skin cream recommended by my dermatologist for other purposes and it worked! You have to wash daily and pat dry, then apply the water based cream. When you urinate, DO NOT wipe--just pat yourself dry--that will keep the stinging from coming back. I think this will help other women who have otherwise been unable to find help. Hope so.

    i get watery eyes and its well annoying! they start watering then start stinging like mad and wont stop watering even if i wipe it thoroughly! it just keeps stinging for ages. it does this like a few times a week. H.E.l.P [ im 15 btw :) ]





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    I'm 16 and had a similar problem, more sleep seemed to do the trick for me even though I didn't feel tired when my eyes watered.

    hi,i am 15 and me and my boyfrend have unprotected sex and he had 1 partner be4 me,who was his first,i havewnt had sex for about 2 weekes now and i have come off my peroid bout 2 days ago and since then i have became slightly itchy around my vagina and slightly stinging,the stinging has now gone but i am worried,i am a clean person and i do bath everyday,there is nt alot of discharge but it seems to be drying on my vaginabut this has only happened once i am really worried as i can not tel my mum as she would kill me 4 having sex,i really need your help so please help,am so worried incase i have an sti , thank you xx





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    im 20 and I have been in my relationship for 10 months now on implant for 2 years and abit , but I feel that recently during intercourse I have been feeling same sort of stinging pain ,also swelling up of the labia and its very red and soar at the opening , I have irrelaguar bleeds which went gone to walk in clinic have been told that this is as of the implant may have an effect. please help me on advice of the reason on why it swells and what I could do to stop it , also advice on why its becoming a stinging sensation and not a pleasure.





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    Hello, I have had this thing for a while now since I was about 10 but it has become very frequent within the last year and a lot more worse. When I urinate I get a stinging sensation and I start to feel really hot and sweaty and I prefer to be on my own when I have it if I'm around people it's literally unbearable! It's not really the stinging that's the problem it's make me feel really uncomfortable around people and I just want to be alone. I don't like going to the toilet when I'm not at home now because of this it makes me scared that I'm going to get it while I'm there its a terrible thing to deal with and is affecting my life in a way. I hope some one can help or knows the reason I get this?





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    I am 16 and last year, I had a really bad constant stinging pain down below and it was so uncomfortable, it eased off abit in the bath but not much, finally after a couple of weeks of putting up with this it went. And a couple of months ago it came back, and now it comes and goes when it pleases. It feels like I constantly need a wee, and I feel sex stops the stinging (long-time partner). It hurts a lot more when I'm sat down than stood up. HELP it's soo uncomfortable, especialy at work. I really don't want to go to the doctors cause I'm terrified but if you have any advice, I'd love to know, even any creams or tablets.. Please inform me





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    Sounds like a urine infection.Have just been to the dr today.Have one myself.Was told there are all sorts of things,going on in my urine.On tablets to sort it out.Just take a urine sample to your dr,they test it.thats all that will happen.Best to go as it only gets worse.

    Hi, I have stinging vaginal pain like someone is scratching it from the inside. I had protected sex but it occurs 24h later. I am awaiting for some culture results but the day results where negative. I am in pain and feel like burning too. Lately I had a fungal body infection which I treated with fungal/canesten treatment without going to a GP. The pain of the stinging vagina decreases after two days of inter course. I changed partner and we have used protection throughout I am very worried about my symptoms. Thank.you





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    when i go to the toilet for a wee or a poo, ialways feel like a slight tearing then a horrible stinging feeling on my anus, when i poo or if wee gets on this area it stings. it feels like there is a small lump on the outside of my anus aswel. i went to a&e one night about 2 years ago because when i opened my bowels the water in the toilet was bright red so this scared me, i was told i had heamerroids (i felt a right idiot). I have since had a child, but when i go to the toilet now there is no blood. Do you know what the stinging feeling is?





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    Hi - I'm 25 and have recently developed 2 small tears half way down my shaft, when flaccid it can get tight and feel like I have to stretch it when I pull the skin back. I then noticed 3 tears now 4, sex isn't painful. Apart from I just had sex with my GF on her period and once I come there was a very painful stinging and I had to jump in the showers to wash off and stop the stinging. I think the first tear appeared last month so I don't know if its related to having sex when she is on. Also concerned it could be related to diabeaties from what I've read online? I'm fit and healthy but still concerned.





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    Hi hoping someone can help me I've never had any problems what so ever down there(vigina) and recently I've been experiencing sore redness and stinging when I wee it's not like a stinging from a water infection it's stings were the redness is on the inside of my Vigina near the hole I went to the doctor thinking I may have thrush but I came on my period so had to come back when I had finished so I did she did the swabs and did std ones two they came back negative. Now here's my problem I had sex with my partner and two days after I experienced the exact thing as above and I'm on my periods today could this be thrush or something to be worried about help





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    I have suffered with Cystitis since i was about 13, i was always given antibiotics and it cleared up but a year ago i got it bad and the antibiotics didnt work, i had the stinging for 6 weeks and felt like i wanted to die. eventually the stinging went away but i feel the constant need to go to the toilet and have done ever since. About 4 months ago it started hurting when i had sex so i had a camera in my bladder, it came back clear. Then i had a scan of my bladder and kidneys, i came back clear. so i have no idea how to get rid of this, i fear i may have it for life. Im only 25. It seems to get worse every month and its affecting my life.





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    Hi I am Iin a long term relationship and had intercourse with my partner a week ago and the next day started feeling sore in my vagina but then started my period and thought the iching and stinging would go becausr I thought it might just be thrush through my period but my period has ended and have still got the stinging iching feeling and I am now paranoid that my partner may be cheating and has caught something and given it to me please can you help





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    2016 I had recently been having a lot of problems with a stinging sensation in my vulvar area, which didn't respond to anything I tried--washing, estrogen creams. I came to this site and read some of the posts and saw that Sorbolene cream was recommended. I saw people lamenting that they could not find Sorbolene in the US. Well, as far as I can tell, Sorbolene cream is just a water based skin cream, so I started using a water based skin cream recommended by my dermatologist for other purposes and it worked! You have to wash daily and pat dry, then apply the water based cream. When you urinate, DO NOT wipe--just pat yourself dry--that will keep the stinging from coming back. I think this will help other women who have otherwise been unable to find help. Hope so.

    Help, I think I may have it. Is it possible to have it without stinging when you Urinate?





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    my penis is 4 inches and has been stinging me lately why.





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    Also it started to itch a little last wednesday and i had a banging headache after i came back from the interview, the whole day my ear was blocked, the last 3 days i've been in huge pain and i tried to use bella nowax ear drops but since it's not working it really sounds like a fungus, it was aggrivating my cut too (didn't know i cut it till i told my mum to look because i kept getting a severe stinging feeling). I have a lot of pressure on my ear and down the side of my neck, my dad had the same thing a couple weeks ago but his isn't re-occuring minor blockages but my brother and mum get re-occuring blockages too so i probably got a fugus from them by using the same towels or something. Now i have a smelly discharge inside my infected right ear but usually the discharge with minor blockages still smells really bad like funky cheese, behind my ears smells cheesy really quickly too like within 2 days. The pain however isn't as bad today although i still get the odd stinging sensation because of the cut but there is just another underlining issue there.

    for the last couple days it has been stinging me when going for a wee. can u tell me what it is and how i can make it go away .. thanks





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