I am 20 years old and last year I was very sexually active with a boyfriend. We were sexually active for several months, then suddenly I started having extreme pain after sex. It was very painful to pee after having sex, there was an extremely intense burning sensation in my vagina. At all other times my vagina felt fine and peeing was no issue. After a little while of this I looked in the mirror and noticed several paper-like cuts or fissures on my labia, clitoral hood, perineum, and at the base of my vagina and along the sides (in between the labia folds). I was treated for yeast infection and BV but the treatments were not helpful. The cuts did not go away for months and eventually it became impossible to have sex because the skin at the base of my vaginal opening tears open. It takes a day or two for it to close up. The issue is not a problem of lack of lubrication.
I stopped having sex for weeks at a time to allow the skin to heal, but to this day (1.5 years later), no matter how long since the last time I had sex (by now it's been over a year since the last time I had sex) the skin will tear right open as soon as I try to have sex. This has caused major problems in my relationships.
Another thing, I also get ulcers in my mouth, especially during times of stress and when I am sick. My dermatologist said these are aphthous ulcers. She believed the ulcers and vaginal fissures are related. As an experiment, I reduced my gluten intake and this has seemed to greatly help stop the ulcers from forming. Not sure if it is sill related to my vaginal problems because the gluten reduction has had no effect on the fissures.
I take lo loestrin fe birth control pill and have been taking it for 4 years. For a short period of time I switched to Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo, then back to Lo Loestrin fe.
Also I have been tested for every STD my obgyn could think of and negative for all.
Very confused about this and desperate for any suggestions!