3 Years Unprotected Sex

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,

 

So I've been with my boyfriend for 3 yrs we have unprotected sex all the time but recently after sex my vagina hurts and burns this has never happen before and it burns when I go pee but after a while it goes away it only happens after sex also we are both clean so I know it isn’t a std but have no idea why this happens

 

 

Signed: 3 Years Unprotected Sex

Dear 3 Years Unprotected Sex,

 

Unless your confidence in “we are both clean” has been confirmed by testing then the possibility of a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) exists. TeenHealthFX is not saying your symptoms are a result of an STD, only that having unprotected sex based on someone’s word that they are clean, is very risky.

 

There could be several medical explanations as to what is causing your symptoms. There are other vaginal infections such as Candida (yeast) infections as well as infections from bacterial or protozoa.  When there is a bacterial infection there is vaginal discharge accompanied with a strong “fishy” odor.  A protozoal infection is from a parasite and also causes vaginal discharge.  Therefore since a lot of these vaginal infections have very similar symptoms and different treatments, it is very important to first know what type of infection is present. 

 

It is extremely important that you go to a doctor and have your symptoms checked by a doctor. A doctor will be able to accurately diagnose your problem and prescribe a course of treatment if necessary. If you and your boyfriend are going to continue to have unprotected sex and have not been tested for STD’s, now might be the time.

 

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area contact a local Adolescent Medicine Specialist, your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood.

 

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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