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Sharp, knife-like pains in my vagina...what is it?

My vagina has been getting very excruciating pains (almost knife-like) for the past few days.

They occur in short bursts (approximately one minute at a time) every hour-and-a-half or so.

Any suggestions or ideas on what this could be?
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I forgot to add that I am definitely not pregnant, if that narrows down the results any.
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This could be an undetected yeast infection. I recently went to the ER for this. The only symptom was the pain. I had passed a kidney stone the week before and was on antibiotics (which gave me a yeast infection). I was on some other meds that treated symptoms of a UTI and coincidentally cleared up most of the yeast infection symptoms. As soon as I started using a 7-day suppository pack I started feel SO much better.  
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It sounds to me like some kind of vaginal infection, it doesn't have to itch to be a vaginal infection.  I would see your doctor if I were you and ask for an examination/swab for infection.  

Does it occur around about your period or during the month?  If it happens all the time it is more likely to be a little infection, if not, it could be period related.

Are the pains more in the uterus or are they in the entrance area?  It could be nerve pains as they can be sharp.

I would check for infection though because all you might need are some tablets to sort it out.
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The pains started occurring after my period.

They are sort of inside the actual vagina.


Lately, I have also been feeling a lot of nausea.  Mostly in the stomach.

Like all of the sudden I will start feeling VERY sick to my stomach for no apparent reason.
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This is the exact thing I have yes it was 10 years ago but I feel the same thing. Right after my period.
I really do not think it is period related because I get them too at the entrance of my vagina and I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago. The last time I had these is when I was pregnant with my first son.
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I have the same exact symptoms - even the nausea.  What was your diagnosis?
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I wish i had an answer too because right now im having the same pain. and my stomach has been feeling wierd. but its not cramps down there. and i have had a lil diarhea but its gone today. i hope we both get an answer!
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As far as I remember from anatomy class, the vagina has no nerve receptors beyond the initial part.  So pain deeper down is not related to actual physical problems.  Deep pain may originate in the cervix (which has sensors and receptors), or may be of psychological origin (?)
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I am having the exact same issue. Pain in my girlie area and nausea with lil diarhea. What is this?
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i have pain in my girlie area too and im pregnant
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im having the same problem. i have been reading on other websites that it can either be an infection or it can be a tear in your vaginal wall from either masturbating or foreplay with you partner.
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im having the same problem. i have been reading on other websites that it can either be an infection or it can be a tear in your vaginal wall from either masturbating or foreplay with you partner.
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i have been having these pains in my  cervix feels like a  knife in there  trning but its only when i move the wrong way i am trying to have a baby and i was wondering if it cold be a sign
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I have that too, but I don't know what it is and my period is going for too long like I started before last tuesday and its now the next tuesday, and its not read its brown. It's not cramps but that sharp pain and I was on Trinessa birthcontrol pills but I missed a few. Could that be it??? I'm 17 and not pregnant.
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You may be having an ectopic pregnancy, I had one in February and have a really long period which wasnt normal, then led to abdominal pains. I ended up being pregnant and having an ectopic pregnancy. Get checked out!
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My girlfriend has been having the same problem, she's been to numerous doctors and is going to an OBGYN soon to hopefully get some answers. Every time we have intercourse she is scared and all it takes is one wrong move and she screams in pain and starts crying. So we've laid off sex for quite some time. I've been trying to research what may be going on with her and found a site similar to this where TeenHealthFX posted some possible answers. http://www.teenhealthfx.com/answers/Sexuality/44376.html
So hopefully it's helpful, i know everyone is trying to find answers, just like me.
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i am 19 years old and i have a 3 year old daughter. i believe i am pregnant now but i am not for sure. I have not been to the doc yet but i mite be 16 weeks but not showing yet well  just about 3 or 4 days ago ive been have these  sharp pains in my vagina knife like or some one cutting me but at first it was just like 1 day but today it has been constantly and it is getting worse and today i started bleeding now idk if that is bad but ive been on my period sense ive conceived and so idk if the pains are coming from the baby or do i really need to see the doc......please if any one knows what is going on comment please and thank you
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my daughter as pain in her vagina and it hurts her really bad\.. what do i do about it.. it's like a sharp pain makes her cry..
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When i had those types of pains i found out i had ovarian cyst.
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What was the symptoms??
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hi im 24 years old with two children and ive been experiencing sharp pains in my cervix,its also affecting my periods,can anyone give me some advice plz
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When i had pains like everybody here as well. i found out i had ovarian cyst. its not really much they could do bcuz its common and the cyst go away around your menstrual cycle. i get the pain before or after my period. I get in the hot tub and try to lay still
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I'm 17 years old and I have these sharp knife like pains as well but i get the sparatically and in spurts. It hurts so bad and i dont get them around my period I just get them. I've asked my mom and female family members what it could be and the dont know, will someone please tell my why I'm in pain?
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hi, i am experiencing real bad pains in my vagina they are soo sharp they lift me off my chair when i sit down i almost feel like i need to push down on my front end the pains are getting worse every month and my doctor wont help me  am really scared and dont know what to do as i nearly fainted one time i am not pregnant and dont have any stds as all thats been checked also i cant even walk becasue the pains are way too sharp can anyone advise me on this i am afraid something serious is happening to me and no one will listen to me xxxxxx
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i am 16 years old and am experiancing the same pains sharp inside my vagina, it only occurs when i sit down or get up i dont know why an they have only occured for the last 2 days, does anyone know wjat it could be
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I'm not pregnant but get the same symptoms.  The only thing I can put it down to is my polycystitis of the ovaries.
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I'm not pregnant but get the same symptoms.  The only thing I can put it down to is my polycystitis of the ovaries.
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