her vagina hurts Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Mar '13

My 4 year old has told me 3 times in the past month that her vagina hurts. The first 2 times is was right after she went to the bathroom and I asked her if it was hurting while she pees and she said no that it hurt after. I figured she was wiping to roughly. She didn't complain again til a few weeks later (today) and it was right after her and I showered. She uses a loofa to clean herself and she isn't ver delicate with cleaning her privates. Same with drying them o it could be that she was too rough. She says it feels like something is poking her. Should I take her to see her doctor?

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
3rd Mar '13

I would. Could be a UTI or yeast infection or something else.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 22484 posts
status 3rd Mar '13

I probably would, but I'm the kind that "better safe than sorry". Things I take my kids to the doctor for other people might not. But if it's an ongoing complaint, I'd have her checked and if everything was okay I'd try to explain to her that it's most likely because she was being too rough and try to show her the right way,

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
3rd Mar '13

Maybe you could just try to talk to her about being a little more careful with it? If it happens again after that I would take her in.

❀Sarah❀ TTC since May 2015; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Cocking, EU, Europe 132676 posts
3rd Mar '13

Its possible she didnt clean the soap out enough or there is some bacteria growing on the loofa causing a UTI or yeast infection. I would contact her pedi.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4500 posts
3rd Mar '13

I personally would. I mean, it could just be that she's too rough, but ya never know with something like that. Better safe than sorry.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
3rd Mar '13

Thanks ladies. I will make an appointment for her just incase

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
3rd Mar '13

Have you looked at it when she said that?

Is it visibly red? Any discharge?