I feel irritation and discharge after unprotected sex. Why?
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Q. What could be the reason for increased yellow discharge and irritation in the vagina after having unprotected sex for the first time?

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Dr. Uzma Arqam
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Education: MBBS., DGO

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This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 16, 2023 and last reviewed on: Oct 17, 2023
Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had sex for the first time a few years back. I am 18 years old. My partner's penis is quite big, and it did hurt a lot. He wasn't exactly going slow the whole time, either. It was unprotected sex, also. That same night I began to realize I was producing abnormal amounts of discharge once I woke up. I ignored it for a few days, but then I realized after a few days that there was a lot being produced to the point that my underwear was getting damp from it. I sleep naked, so when I wake up and it'll be very damp down there, and I physically feel it dripping down my leg. The discharge is very runny, odorless, and yellow, but there is so much of it that I have been wearing period pads in my underwear to stop it from leaking, and I've had to wear underwear to bed. When changing the pad, there will be a lot in the pad. My vagina was swollen and tender, not itchy or burning. However, for about three days urinating was uncomfortable only because it felt as if there was a cut and was irritating it. So I decided to investigate and look in my vagina in the spot where it hurts, and it looks as if there's a cut or something in the opening of my vagina. The cut is a few mm, and the surface of it is white, and around it is red. It looks like an internal cut. It hurts to sit down, so I have to slowly sit down, and I cannot walk comfortably because I am constantly feeling it rubbing against the other lip. It hurts when walking, sitting down, and moving in bed are very painful. I have no idea what it could be, but it hurts a lot, and it does feel like a cut, but then why is there increased amounts of odorless yellow discharge? Kindly help.

Answered by  Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

In the pictures, you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the cuts are not clear, but the discharge is. As you have described, you had penetrative sex for the first time and had bleeding as well, which was due to a hymen rupture. But the discharge and irritation or itching need to be sorted out. I would suggest the following:

  1. High vaginal swabs to find the organism causing these symptoms. Also, have urine analysis and culture as well.
  2. Get an in-person examination done by a gynecologist to exclude the chances of trauma.
  3. Maintain proper hygiene.
  4. Practice safe sex.
  5. Take a sitz bath.
  6. Use comfortable undergarments.
  7. Have plenty of water and cranberry juice.
  8. Take tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily and tablet Metronidazole 400 mg eight hourly for 14 days.
  9. Use lubricants for sex.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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