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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Sexual Intercourse

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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What to do if I have very painful sexual intercourse, what can I do about it?

What to do if I have very painful sexual intercourse, what can I do about it?

Lubrication & therap: Dyspareunia is often to due to inadequate lubrication due to anxiety. Other causes are trauma, infection, scars, etc. It can also be brought about by vaginismus which is painful vaginal contractions. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/painful-intercourse/ds01044 for more info re dyspareunia & http://women.Webmd.Com/guide/vaginismus-causes-symptoms-treatments re vaginismus. ...Read more

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I am 25 year old female. I have severely painful sexual intercourse that burns. I've had a pap-smear recently show no infections. what else can it be?

I am 25 year old female. I have severely painful sexual intercourse that burns. I've had a pap-smear recently show no infections. what else can it be?

Vag dilatation: Dyspareunia or painful intercourse might be incomplete dilatation of the vagina causing neurological pressure, infection which has been ruled out here and dryness of vagina. In latter instance surub should be u to minimize friction and if needed vaginal dilatation to minimize severe pressure on penile entry. Emotional problems may also add to symptoms. ...Read more

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First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

First, slightly painful sexual intercourse, then fishy vaginal odor. Completely monogamous sexual relationship. Sometimes no condom. What is it?

Bacterial vaginosis: Symptoms of painful intercourse coupled with a malodorous discharge is concerning for Candida (yeast) infection or bacterial vaginosis. The latter is associated with a "fishy" odor that you are referring to. ...Read more

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Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does pain during sexual intercourse mean I have pid? I have been in a monogynous relationship for 3 years and it never hurt while having sex before but now probably for the last 6months it has been on and off pain during intercourse. I am confused what it

Hello. : Hello. Pelvic inflammatory disease is not the only reason for possible painful intercourse. Are there adequate vaginal secretions for lubrication? If the pain is during thrusting, note where the pain is in your pelvis and/or abdomen. Note any associated symptoms and what specifically triggers the pain. Give your doctor input on this. You can have a completely normal pap smear and have pain with intercourse. ...Read more

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Can having UTI cause sexual intercourse to be painful?

Can having UTI cause sexual intercourse to be painful?

Yes: The bladder is located anteriorly in the vaginal vault. During intercourse it will be manipulated and, if inflamed during a uti, will cause pain. ...Read more

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I have stomach pain after sexual intercourse today and to urinate is very painful. Please, what is the cause.

I have stomach pain after sexual intercourse today and to urinate is very painful.  Please,  what is the cause.

Sounds : Like urethritis, especially if you have pus from urethra. Get checked for gonorrhea or chlamydia, and, while you are at it, for hiv, hepatitis, and syphilis. ...Read more