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Your Moderate Vaginal Pain May Also be Known as:
Moderate genital pain
Moderate vagina pain
Moderate vulva pain

Top 4 Moderate Vaginal Pain Causes

  1. 1.Yeast Infection

    Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. However, if an over-the-counter does not work, it could be a different type of vaginal infection and evaluation in a clinic is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Trichomonas Vaginal Infection

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection (or "Trichomoniasis" or "trich") is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite of the same name. It affects over 3 million people per year, but only about 30% have any symptoms.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the coming days. He or she may order a number of tests to identify if the bug is actually the cause of your symptoms. Treatment involves prescription metronidazole or tinidazole.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal odor, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal bleeding, white/gray vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Atrophic Vaginitis

    Atrophic vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina and surrounding structures. It is caused by decreased levels of estrogen which causes the endometrial and vaginal lining to thin and vaginal pH to increase, causing symptoms like dryness, burning, and itching.

    You should speak with your physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options. Treatment may include estrogen replacement, moisturizers, and lubricants.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, vaginal itch or burning, painful sex, bleeding after sex
    Symptoms that always occur with atrophic vaginitis:
    hidden: menarche status: perimenopausal or postmenopausal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Intrauterine Adhesions

    Scars in the womb are called 'intrauterine adhesions'. These can develop after certain procedures like curettage, a procedure where the inner lining of the womb is scraped. Curettage is used to induce abortion, remove placental remnants after child birth or for the removal of uterine fibroids or myoma's. Symptoms of this condition can be abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or recurrent pregnancy loss.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or OB/GYN. He/she will likely perform further testing like a hormone test and/or a hysteroscopy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, painful periods, irregular period, heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Vaginal Pain

  • Q.Is your vaginal pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Have you ever had a yeast infection?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Has your vaginal discharge been getting better or worse?

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Moderate Vaginal Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced moderate vaginal pain have also experienced:

    • 9% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 8% Vaginal Discharge
    • 8% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced moderate vaginal pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
    • 14% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced moderate vaginal pain were most often matched with:

    • 35% Yeast Infection
    • 6% Trichomonas Vaginal Infection
    • 3% Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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