What Causes Vulvar Pain During Your Period and How to Treat It

What causes vulvar pain during your period?

Vulva pain during your period is a common problem. You may have heard about it or even experienced it yourself. There are many reasons why you might experience this discomfort. Some of them include:

1) A yeast infection

2) An allergic reaction to certain medications used for treatment of vaginal infections (such as antibiotics, antifungals, etc.)

3) Vaginal trauma from sexual activity such as fellatio or cunnilingus.

If you have had any type of surgery on your genitalia, then you may experience some discomfort due to the incisions being larger than usual.

4) A yeast infection may cause you to experience burning sensations in your vulva.

These feelings can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. Sometimes these symptoms occur with no other warning signs at all. Other times they may be accompanied by other symptoms such as discharge, itching, irritation or redness around the area where the burn occurred.

5) You might experience burning sensation if you have recently taken certain medications that contain salicylic acid (such as ibuprofen).

6) Your skin is very sensitive due to hormonal changes that your body experiences during your period.

This can cause you to feel burning sensations or pain during the time that your period is occurring.

7) It could be a sign of a sexually transmitted disease.

If you have been engaging in unprotected sexual activity, then you may have developed an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. These diseases can lead to pain during your period.

8) If you have an IUD, then you may develop a condition where your uterus becomes inflamed.

This condition is known as endometriosis and it can cause a lot of pain for you during your period.

9) You may have an ovarian tumor inside of one of your fallopian tubes.

When the egg slowly passes through this tube, it causes some pain during your menstrual cycle.

How will it be treated?

Your treatment for burning during your period may involve taking an over the counter pain medication such as Tylenol or Advil. You should also rest in bed and drink a lot of cold liquids to help reduce your body temperature. You may also want to sit in a cool bath for twenty minutes or so. Applying a cool heating pad to your abdomen can also provide some much needed relief for the pain that you are experiencing.

If you have been taking a medication that has caused you to experience burning during your period, then you should contact your doctor immediately. There are certain things that you can do to help manage the pain. It is important to remember that continuing to take a drug that causes this reaction is very bad for your liver, kidneys and other vital organs.

If you have been taking ibuprofen or any other type of pain reliever, then you need to stop immediately and consult a physician.

If you believe that your health issues are caused by a more serious condition such as an ovarian tumor, then you should seek immediate medical attention. If you have any type of surgery to correct this problem, then it is possible that you may experience painful burning sensations during your period for a while after the surgery due to the fact that you just had something inside of your body removed.

In many cases, the pain you experience when your period is over and the bleeding has stopped. There are no underlying conditions causing the pain, then there is nothing serious to worry about. Your body will return to normal in just a few days when your next period starts again.

Sources & references used in this article:

Management of vulvar pain by G Fischer – Dermatologic therapy, 2004 – Wiley Online Library

Vulvar pain syndrome: a review by MS Baggish, JR Miklos – Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 1995 – journals.lww.com

Prevalence and predictors of chronic lower genital tract discomfort by BL Harlow, LA Wise, EG Stewart – American journal of obstetrics and …, 2001 – Elsevier

The female sexual response: A different model by R Basson – Journal of Sex &Marital Therapy, 2000 – Taylor & Francis