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Vaginal tears?

I'm 20 and I think I may have vaginal tears.. It started with three days in a row where every time I had sex it hurt as if I was suddenly not 'flexible' enough to endure penetration (I have been sexually active for 6 months, never have had pain before this week, although I have been consistently 'dry' and unable to naturally become lubricated since I started taking birth control pills two months ago.)  I saw my doctor a few days ago to be tested for infection and stds and I'm clean. Still experiencing pain every time I even attempt to have intercourse! I know the pain is mainly about two centimeters into my vagina, toward my front. And when I try to have sex or even masturbate the pain is mostly there. I also read that if someone experiences pain during sex they might develop a reflex that causes the vaginal to tense up, causing even more pain, and that may be what's happening as well. If it is, hopefully I can get over it! Might I have tears even though my doctor didn't see them? And how can I help them heal, because I just don't feel comfortable.
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Also, I forgot to add that I had been using lube... Plenty of it, so I don't think dryness the problem.
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Could be a yeast infection or a reaction from the lube. I would go with the second since you've already seen a doctor. Ive heard a lot of bad things about lube and some lubes have irritated me as well. I would suggest using saliva and usually you become lubricated on your own after a bit. If you have severe vaginal dryness you should mention it to your doctor
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I actually started using pink water lube because I read very good reviews, especially about how it felt more natural and didn't irritate. I'd been using it for about three weeks with no problems before this happened.
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Hmm well I've had the same problem about a year ago and it lasted for about a month. i got tested and i was clean but I did have a yeast infection, that's why I mentioned it. After i treated it it stopped happening so i assumed that was the cause. Only advice I could give you is maybe take a break from sexual intercourse for a bit or maybe just cut back. Or if you're having any other problems like burning during urination it maybe an infection
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Yeah I got tested for yeast and bacterial infections and I had neither so that's why I've been trying to figure out if maybe I'm injured? I just want to figure out what it actually is so I feel a bit more secure. It's really weird how my doctor said she just didn't recognize what was happening.
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Well if anything it might just be a small scrape that can easily be missed and its not healing cuz it keeps stretching during sex or masturbation. If you've been tested I'm sure its nothing to worry about but if it keeps happening, maybe try seeing another doctor
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