I would love to visit a gynecologist, however, my health insurance doesn't kick in until Nov. 1. I'm wondering if anyone here has any ideas of what is going on.
I normally don't ever think about my vagina. It doesn't constantly hurt. However, penetration almost brings tears to my eyes. It feels as if whatever is being inserted in there has a few grains of sand on it. Tampons do not create intense discomfort, but aren't exactly a pleasure. Sex flat out hurts. I've taken to avoiding it.
Ocassionally, after penetration, if I was brave, it feels as if I'm wearing tight jeans or have a super wedgie of panties pushing into me. The outer lips do not hurt. Its more towards the vaginal opening. Sometimes my discharge feels overly acidic.
After taking a look, there appears to be a lot of redness near the urethral opening. It almost looked as if there were a few "mini" openings that burned and hurt when touched. I don't know how to better describe it than looking like a combination of a stretched piece of elastic with a few holes poked into it. It also looked inflamed and a bit swollen. After touching the area, to see what was going on, it now feels dry.
I don't know what to do. I miss sex, but I can't take the discomfort of something pushing against the inflamed area. The vagina doesn't hurt - just the opening. I desperately want to go to a doctor - but simply can't afford it until I'm insured again... in November.