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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Several things: Atrophic vaginitis, vaginal stenosis, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, vaginismus, sexual trauma, physical abuse, lack of lubrication...

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely not PID: Typically PID causes a lot of pain during the exam with movement of the cervix. Also causes fever, flu-like symptoms, vaginal discharge. Confirm that ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You're in charge: First and foremost, know that you are in charge. You need to voice your concerns and fears with your MD. He or she should then be able to talk you thr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A lot: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pelvic pain: It is not unusual to have pelvic pain during menstruation. Some women will get what we call retrograde bleeding going up the fallopian tubes and this ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lyons
43 years experience Gynecology
Too tough rto answer: Way too complex a question fo this forum. See your doctor and get a thorough evaluation.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be: Typically a simple bladder infection doesn't cause pelvic pain - but a chronic infection or other issues with the bladder (like interstitial cystitis) ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Your workup is incomplete. This could be endometriosis as well. You need much more blood work and likely a pelvic US to help determine if PCOs or so ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
OB/GYN: You need an OB/GYN consult, pregnancy test, colposcopy and possible hysteroscopy, vaginal swab to rule out PID/STDs, urinalysis/culture and probably a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: It is not uncommon to have cramps after a transvaginal US or pelvic exam, since a foreign body - ultrasound probe or gloved hand often causes release ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, may need ER: Yes, uti's can definitely cause pain in your pelvic region, but if you are having rib pain you may need to be concerned about pyelonephritis, which is ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Several possible: Many possible causes, but the combination of mid-cycle pain with painful sex is very often due to endometriosis. You would need to see a physician to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonal Suppression: If these symptoms are always happening during ovulation (mid-cycle), it may be worth considering hormonal control and the prevention of ovulation usin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A lot of factors could cause it. If you are with the same partner and doing essentially the same things you always do then a sudden onset of pelvic pa ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Endometriosis pain: Painful intercourse, particularly with deep penetration and if consistent, is strongly suggestive of endometriosis. No symptom is completely predictiv ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
You could: But you urinary tract infection, bladder infection comes to mind first.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is caused by many things including but not limited to endometriosis which also cause pain during sex as it tends to grow behind the vagina ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Rarely: Despite common beliefs, most ovarian cysts do not cause pain. However, if a cyst is large enough, it could press against the nerves in the pelvis cau ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs exam: Pain during sex and a vaginal odor indicate an infection and/ or STD that needs to be treated by a GYN MD. See one soon.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: It should not last more than a day or so. If the pain persists, it would be prudent to talk to your doctor who performed the examination.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not Exercise: Exercise is not known to cause pelvic pain. In fact exercise may improve pelvic pain in many women. Now if you have scar tissue, endometriosis or fibr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No correlation: A transvaginal ultrasound and pelvic examination does not cause cramping. Why was the ultrasound and the pelvic exam done? Was anything found that cou ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need laparoscopy: You need to have a GYN MD consider a laparoscopy to look for Endometriosis and other pelvic abnormalities, because these symptoms are characteristic o ... Read More
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