Alright, I've been wondering about this for a while but for some reason never think of asking my gynocologist when I go in so, I figure I'll ask around here to get a general opinion to kind of ease my mind until I can get an actual medical opinion. My period only lasts about 4 days, the first 1 being absolutely horrible, not only do I bleed like crazy, but I have the worst cramps - some crippling - and I also get vaginal pain. I don't know how to explain it really but it feels like my actual vagina is sore, in a way that's completely similar to when I've had too much sex and it gets really tender. It is so uncomfortable to actually HURT not only internally due to cramps but to this as well. Has anyone else experienced this? Heard of it happening? Any idea WHY it might be happening or if it's even normal? It's gone on for so long that I've just always thought maybe I was just really sensitive down there as I am with sex because none of my friends have any idea what I'm talking about when I mention it to them. Any ideas?