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Can the Depo-Provera cause pain during intercourse?

Can the Depo-Provera cause pain during intercourse?

Yes: I assume you mean "depo-provera" that is used for birth control as opposed to Depo-Provera lupron (leuprolide). Since depo-provera is a progestin used to suppress egg development it will impact the estrogen levels in a woman which can in turn effect the normal vaginal lubrication, sex drive and bacterial environment which can lead to infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Pain During Sex (Definition)

For both men and women, pain can occur in the pelvic area during or soon after sexual intercourse. It can happen at any time during sex -- for example, at the time of penetration, erection, or ejaculation -- or after sexual activity. Eventually, ongoing pain may cause a person to lose interest in any sexual activity. The medical term ...Read more


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Why do I have burning/pain during sex? I am on the Depo-Provera shot, and I am having pain during sex. I am also having slight cramping and light spotting. It is a buring pain and only occurs during intercourse.

Why do I have burning/pain during sex? I am on the Depo-Provera shot, and I am having pain during sex. I am also having slight cramping and light spotting. It is a buring pain and only occurs during intercourse.

You : You need to have a complete evaluation. Burning and pain during sex is not normal. Please be sure you are using enough lubrication. But you need to be checked for infection or other problems. Also please be sure with the spotting that your pap smears are up to date, and that you have a negative pregnancy test (obviously unlikely on depo but just to be sure). ...Read more

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What can cause pain during intercourse?

What can cause pain during intercourse?

Dyspareunia: Painful intercourse can arise from ligaments of pelvic joint, largest joint in axial spine, the sacroiliac joint. Ligaments are stretched in missionary position as femur leverages pelvis & torques the pelvis. Pain generated by sacroiliac joints can radiate to mid-pelvic region, leading to incorrect perception that vagina is problem. Problem particularly in Hypermobility Syndrome. See comments: ...Read more

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What could cause pain during intercourse with no infection?

What could cause pain during intercourse with no infection?

Uterine movement: It could be movement of the uterus during intercourse. It is held in place by ligaments which can get stretched. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause pain during intercourse?

Could a yeast infection cause pain during intercourse?

It could cause: Vaginal and vulvar irritation and burning but not pain inside the pelvis, if the pain is inside teh eplvis could be due to many different etiologies so see your gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause pain during intercourse?

Not often: Pain may occur with enlarged ovarian cysts and smaller ones which may rupture with fluid in ovary(is). ...Read more

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Can HPV disappear completely? So that it is not contagious. Can it cause pain during intercourse in my vaginal opening.

Yes and yes: Research on hpv shows that each persons immune system may handle the virus differently. There seem to be a subgroup of people in whom the virus is not detectable by any way that we know of testing. It can also cause pain at the vaginal opening with sex. Biopsy can be performed to confirm this diagnosis. There are other causes of painful at entry with sex. Other things should be considered too. ...Read more

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What can cause pain during intercourse bottom of vulva & inner muscles. Sore afterwards. months between sessions (long distance BF) Used lubrication.

What can cause pain during intercourse bottom of vulva & inner muscles. Sore afterwards. months between sessions (long distance BF) Used lubrication.

Levator myalgia: It is likely that you have one of two conditions. Levator myalgia is a tightening of the pelvic muscles that can be helped by physical therapy and massage. You may also have vestibuIitis, which can be a sensitivity of the vulva. Your gynecologist can diagnose you better. ...Read more