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  1. Hello welcome to medimetry ,
    Thanks for the query,
    Well Pain in the vagina could be caused by: an infection: thrush or a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or genital herpes.

    It can also be due to lack of lubrication or vaginismus (where the muscles surrounding the vagina contract forcibly, but involuntarily) or due to problems within the pelvis such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis.
    I suggest you have some urine samples analysed and ask your doctor to carry out a high vaginal swab test prior to carrying out any further examinations.

    These tests would rule out bacterial cystitis, vaginal infections such as thrush or trichomoniasis and would also help to exclude problems within the pelvis

    Use condoms to see if this helps (without spermicidal cream which can also irritate) but if your symptoms persist despite these investigations, perhaps have consultation to our gynaecologist.

    Even laparoscopy to have a look into the pelvis through a fine viewing telescope placed just under the umbilicus would be appropriate to look for any pelvic pathology