The area "down there" doesn't always behave the way you'd expect it to. And sometimes, trouble can crop up at the most frustrating or embarrassing times—like intimate moments with your partner. But however ill-timed these interruptions may seem, your body is trying to tell you something important. Read on to learn about seven common symptoms you should never ignore—and what they mean for your health.
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'Is it normal to get sore down there after sex?'
The vulva comprises the labia, clitoris, vaginal opening, and urethral opening. The labia are the lips, or folds, of skin around the vaginal opening. If you experience pain in your vagina or vulva after sexual penetration, there are several reasons why it could be happening. You can treat or prevent most causes. Rarely the pain may be a sign of an emergency.
What Causes a Sore Vaginal Area After Sex?
Melissa Kang does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. I only recently have gotten a boyfriend and have started having regular sex. After 2 or more days, it starts to get a bit sore down there. Is that normal? Hi, and thanks for your question!
Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Most women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time. These problems can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or changes after pregnancy. A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be the first sign of a vaginal problem. Changes in urination, such as having to urinate more frequently or having a burning feeling when you urinate, also may be a symptom of a vaginal problem.