What Are The Causes Of Vaginal Sores?

Vaginal sores can be very irritating and painful. These could be caused by yeast infections or sometimes genital warts. Vaginal sores are usually not visible and can only be felt due to the painful symptoms associated with it. To really determine whether you have genital sores, you may need to look for the symptoms. It is always useful to be on a lookout for the symptoms so that the condition can be diagnosed at an early stage before it becomes bad. There is usually an itching in the vaginal area, which can be confused with a yeast infection sometimes. The vaginal skin becomes tender and feels sore. There is also a continuous burning sensation that becomes severe while passing urine. Sexual intercourse may also become painful and the vulva becomes red and develops rashes. Any of these symptoms could be an indication of vaginal sores. Unfortunately, they are often confused with other vaginal problems and infections. It is therefore best to consult your gynecologist as soon as you experience any of these symptoms so that a proper diagnosis can be made.

There can be many causes, both sexual and nonsexual, for the development of vaginal sores. Some of these are as follows.

  • Cysts that are actually benign, but suddenly erupt, causing rashes.
  • Cancer in the cervix.
  • An injury to the groin or trauma to the vaginal skin.
  • Genital warts or herpes.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis or gonorrhea.
  • Severe vaginal infections like the yeast infections, which go untreated or undiagnosed.

People who are sexually active may have genital sores or ulcers that are caused due to sexually transmitted diseases like genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid. The vaginal skin breaks out in boils and warts, and immediate medical attention should be given to such breakouts. The sores caused due to syphilis are usually painless unlike those caused by herpes and chancroid, which are extremely painful. Genital herpes can also be spread through oral sex. This infection is usually spread by people who are not aware of their condition.

Genital herpes is usually dormant for some time and break out when the body is under a lot of stress. However, if you are monogamous and have not had unprotected sexual relationships, there is a very small likelihood of your developing syphilis or chancroid. Your sores might have been caused due to a trauma or injury to the skin, skin conditions like eczema, thrush, or the Behcet's disease. A skin reaction or allergy to a strong drug could also cause vaginal sores and ulcers.

answered by G M

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