Common Causes of Vaginal Pain and Their Treatment

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Pain

The vagina is a sensitive organ of the female body. If you suffer from pain down there, it may be following sex, or due to some underlying health issues we need to acknowledge so that you will know the condition you can treat yourself ay home with specific home remedies and can recognise the serious one that requires doctor care.

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Pain

How to Get Rid of Vaginal Pain


Causes of vaginal pain

Dryness of vagina- The most common cause of vaginal pain especially after having sex is lack of vaginal lubrication. The character of the pain is burning. Inadequate vaginal lubrication is caused due to lack of estrogen. It usually happens when you are on birth control pills or other hormonal birth control method or on reaching menopause.

Postmenopausal Atrophic vaginitis-

It occurs after menopause and is characterized by thinning of the vaginal walls due to a decreased level of estrogen. It leads to vaginal infection, and intercourse becomes painful.

Postmenopausal Atrophic vaginitis

Postmenopausal Atrophic vaginitis


Dysfunctional uterine bleeding-

It is a condition affecting almost every female at some time point in their life. It causes vaginal bleeding during the menstrual period. Most commonly it happens during puberty and while approaching menopause. Certain medications and hormonal imbalance may also trigger dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Cervicitis-

Cervicitis or inflammation of cervix is caused due to an infection, sensitivity, allergy or following childbirth.

Cervicitis

Cervicitis


Bartholin gland abscess-

Bartholin gland is present on either side of the vaginal opening. When bacteria infect the gland, it swells up, gets blocked, and the cyst is formed. The Bartholin abscess causes pain on walking, sitting and during intercourse. 

Vaginitis-

Vaginitis is a term used to define inflammation of the vagina. It may be caused due to bacterial or yeast infection. Vaginitis leads to vaginal pain, itching, burning and discharge.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis


Gonorrhea-

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease with early symptoms of a pain in the vagina while urinating and discharge.

Other causes of vaginal pain include herpes, urinary tract infection, vaginal boil or pimples, vulvodynia, cervical cancer and endometriosis.

The Treatment of Vaginal Pain Depends on its Cause. Some of the Treatment Techniques are Discussed Below:

Treating vaginal dryness-

Common treatment for vaginal dryness is topical estrogen therapy. Other ways you can naturally lubricate your vagina are using coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. Increasing intake of foods rich in omega3 fatty acids such as flaxseeds, tuna, raw pumpkin or sesame seeds. Keep yourself hydrated.

Treating vaginal dryness

Treating vaginal dryness

Avoid using harsh perfumed soaps and other cosmetics, Consume phytoestrogen-rich foods such as flaxseeds and cherries. You may also take capsules of evening primrose oil after consulting your doctor.

Postmenopausal Atrophic vaginitis treatment-

Your doctor may prescribe oral or topical estrogen therapy depending on your health condition. To reduce pain and vaginal dryness try the home remedies for vaginal dryness discussed above. Also, bring changes in your lifestyle. Wear loose cotton clothing for proper air circulation. Stay sexually active promote blood circulation and stimulate body’s natural moisture. Use vitamin E oil for lubrication. Take vitamin D rich food such as dairy products or sunbath. A brisk walk every day for 30 minutes will also make a remarkable difference as exercising promotes the blood flow and balances the level of hormone.

Vaginitis-

To treat vaginitis doctor will prescribe you antibiotics and antifungal creams depending upon the causative microbe. Home remedies for vaginitis are coconut oil, yoghurt, garlic paste and apple cider vinegar to be applied to your intimate parts. Maintain hygiene, avoid wearing wet and tight clothing, Refrain yourself from using perfused harsh soaps and avoid douching. If you are birth control pills better consult your doctor and look for other ways of contraception.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis


Cervicitis treatment-

Cervicitis treatment depends on the causative microorganism. Non-infectious cervicitis can be treated by cryosurgery, laser therapy or cauterization. Potential home remedies to treat cervicitis are marigold, carrots, chamomile tea and cowslip infusion.

Bartholin gland abcess treatment-

Few Bartholin gland abcess goes on its own. To get rid of pain npainmedicine such as ibuprofen can be given. Infected cyst break opens on itself and heals on its own in a few days. Painful cysts are drained by the doctor itself.

Bartholin gland abcess treatment

Bartholin gland abcess treatment

Hoem remedies you can try are hot compress, apple cider vinegar, tea tree essential oil, sitz bath, turmeric and probiotics. Also, follow the alkaline diet and include green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage and kale in your diet. Also eat foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits, vegetables and sprouts and foods rich in vitamin D such as dairy, fish, egg etc.

Vaginal boil treatment-

The best home remedy for a vaginal boil is warm water compress.

We have given you a short description of causes and treatment of vaginal pain. For those, we have not included in our article meet your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. To know more about vaginal pain causes and treatment keep reading our articles.

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