Pain in vagina

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Genital Herpes in Women

Genital herpes is a common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful vaginal ulcer or blister
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty passing urine

More information on Genital Herpes in Women is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginal pain

Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain of the vulva, the skin surrounding the vagina.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain in vagina
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lower sex drive
  • Pain during sex

More information on Vaginal pain is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginismus

Vaginismus is when the muscles around the vagina tighten involuntarily whenever there is an attempt to penetrate it.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Lower sex drive
  • Pain in vagina
  • Fear of sex
  • Pain during sex
  • Anxiety

More information on Vaginismus is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vaginitis

Vaginitis means inflammation (soreness and swelling) of the vagina.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

More information on Vaginitis is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Vulval Cancer

Cancer of the vulva is a rare type of cancer with less than 1,200 new cases being diagnosed each year in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal rash
  • Itchy vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in vagina
  • Pain when passing urine

More information on Vulval Cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.