Hi Tracy :lol:
You are so precious. Do not feel disturbed about your question. How else could you get an answer without asking the question??? Almost all Lupus patients have experienced oral and/or vaginal ulcers at some time during the course of their illness.
Here is what I found out:
"Many couples experience some type of sexual difficulty when one partner has a chronic disease such as lupus. Sexuality may be affected by disease symptoms, medications and/or psychological concerns. Disease symptoms of lupus which may influence sexual activity include: oral ulcers, vaginal ulcers, arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and Raynaud's phenomenon. Each of these problems will be discussed in detail. Vaginal ulcers are rarely painful, but when they are, they can interfere with intercourse. A prescribed steroid cream or other medication can be used to treat them. Alternate forms of sexual expression can also be used until healing has taken place."
Lupus patients may also experience vaginal dryness which can cause slight bleeding. The dryness is generally due to a condition known as Sjogren's Syndrome. The vaginal dryness associated with Sjogren's syndrome responds well to the use of a water soluble lubricant which is absorbed and does not have to be removed. (Vaseline-like ointments should be avoided since they can encourage infection.) Water soluble lubricants (e.g. K-Y jelly) are available over the counter at drugstores or supermarkets.
So, you see, what you are experiencing is not at all uncommon. However, if it becomes worse, continues or if the over-the-counter remedies do not help, you might want to consult your doctor for some prescriptive remedies.
I wish you the best
Peace and Blessings