contractions with vagina pain!!!!

Julia
Has anyone else had contractions that could be felt all the way to the vagina. I've been having Braxton hicks constantly for the last 3 weeks but since yesterday I've had about 5 strong contractions that I feel in lower belly and all the way to my vagina. I feel tremendous pressure like if I'm going to pee. As soon as the contraction goes away the pressure goes away. This is new to me.