• 1 month ago

    urethral swelling in vagina from strong soap?

    so, recently, i’ve been having a bit more p-in-v sex. we both tested 100% clean for stds, and i have an iud (plus we’re monogamous— no, he’s not cheating on me. chill.), so we don’t really use condoms. i drink tons of water (it’s just a habit tbh im not overhydrated though), but i had recently been on a long, weird flight, so i hadn’t had much water until late yesterday/today. yesterday morning, i used some kinda strong, acidic, scented soap (from lush) to clean down there (a bad idea) very thoroughly (washed a lot in the top section of the vaginal and vulval area), and before id showered, i noticed that my urethra stung a little, which, when im really dehydrated, happens. i had more water and it went away, no big deal. after washing there with that soap, however, my urethral meatus became swollen/protrudes from my vaginal area (noticed it that night). im kinda freaked out and don’t know what’s going on. i know we’re both clean from any of those stds that can cause urethritis (and stds in general), and i dont think i have a uti (no burning sensation when i urinate). i think it might be urethritis from soap/chemical irritation, but im just really scared. the sex i had was only a couple days ago and urethritis from bacteria via sex doesnt show up this early... so what’s up?