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What could be the cause of pain during sex and post-intercourse spotting? i have been married for 4 months now and still experience pain during sex. he is my first and only partner. the pain begins early in penetration and is quite uncomfortable. i have n

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
There : There are several different problems that could cause your symptoms. Sometimes patients will have a persistent hymen, the membrane at the vaginal entrance. Even though you can have sex, the persistent hymen will cause pain. This can be medically treated. It is important that you have had negative pap smears also so please be sure that your doctor did a pap. Since your doctor noted discharge and inflammation, please be sure that she tested you for infection also. Your symptoms are not normal so please seek out medical evaluation again and let your doctor know your concerns.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia is painful intercourse which can occur for the following listed reasons" Inadequate vaginal lubrication, a intact or partially torn hymen, an inconsiderate sex partner, vulvar or vaginal obstructions, involuntary vaginal spasms (vaginismus) and many more. The first place to start is at the GYN MD's office for an exam to rule out physical causes.

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