Womens Health

Primary Vulvodynia, vestibulitis and HPV

I have been with my girlfriend for 6 months now. Before I met her, she never experienced sexual relations. And since the first sexual relation I've had with her, she feels burning during the penetration and also the day after.

After 3 months, she went to the doctor and he said to her that it was probably a vestibulitis. Now after 6 months the problem remains, it still hurts. She went to pass a pap test lately and the the test was ABNORMAL. I have red a few articles on the internet that say that HPV might be a cause of vestibulitis.

In the past, I've had a few sexual partners, with 2 of them I had unprotected sex. I passed some tests for aids and stuff like but the results were negative. So I guess it's possible that I have HPV.

So here is my question, is it possible that I gave HPV to her and then she developed vestibulitis? Because if it did, it would have to have develop very fast because we never had a sexual relation where it did not hurt her.

And by the way, how is it possible for a male to know if he really has HPV?

While it has been suspected that HPV may play a role in vulvar vestibulitis, recent controlled studies are against HPV as an etiology. (R)

There is such a condition of primary vulvar vestibulitis that occurs from the time of the first intercourse. Not much is known about this but it responds the same as a secondary vulvar vestibulitis. (R)

I suspect that many times it is just a direct trauma to the skin at the vaginal opening due to several factors such as involuntary muscle spasm (vaginismus), lack of good lubrication at the opening and sometimes just the physical anatomy of tightness at the introitus.

Women who never used tampons for menses (which seem to slowly dilate the vaginal tissues and make them more elastic) before starting intercourse seem to have more problems with this. On the other hand maybe using tampons was too painful from the start indicating anatomy tightness.

If a male does not have any visible venereal warts on the glands or shaft of the penis then it is very difficult to know if HPV is present. The virus can be in the skin cells inactive for a long time. Anyhow, I doubt HPV is playing a role here.

Table of Contents
1. Vulvar conditions
2. Irritations
3. Vulvitis
4. Clitoral pain
5. Pain from vulvar veins
6. Vestibulitis
7. Vulvodynia
8. Irritant vulvitis
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