I first noticed the problem when I tried to switch to tampons. Inserting and removing tampons is possible, but very painful. I checked in the mirror too see possible reasons this could be, as I doubt that should be a painful experience. Even insurting my pinky finger stings! My vaginal opening seems to be swollen with a misshapen lump at the top of it. I ignored the problem thinking maybe it was just temporarily swollen due to irritation, now about two years later it's still there! It's soft and goes up to my urethra. I haven't had sex so it's not an STD...