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Pain during sex I have been complaining to my doctor and gyno. For years about my pain during sex. It's so painful it makes me cry. I don't even like sex now. I never used to have this problem. I always had an awesome sex life until the last few years

Pain during sex I have been complaining to my doctor and gyno. For years about my pain during sex.  It's so painful it makes me cry.  I don't even like sex now.  I never used to have this problem.

I always had an awesome sex life until the last few years

Chronic : Chronic or recurrent pain during, before or after intercourse is called dyspareunia. There are a number of possible physical causes. You mentioned a history of sexually transmitted diseases. One possible complication of sexually transmitted diseases or infections is pelvic inflammatory disease. There are a variety of other conditions such as enodometriosis which could cause pain during intercourse. If the woman’s genital area is not lubricated it could lead to pain. Some medications can cause a decrease in lubrication. You indicated that you developed this problem just prior to leaving your last partner. If there is not a change in your medical status, no injuries, no new medications which might impact sexual arousal or vaginal lubrication, no adverse reactions to new methods of birth control; have not had a baby recently, you are not perimenopausal etc; then it might be appropriate to look at other possible factors. A woman’s vagina becomes lubricated when she is sexually stimulated. If your partner is not aware of how to arouse you or there is inadequate foreplay, you might not be adequately lubricated prior to penile penetration. If there is tension in the relationship with your partner or if there is a lot of stress in general, that can effect your sexual response. If there has been a previous history of sexual abuse, even if you have been having satisfactory sex, it might create symptoms at a later time. I recommend that you give your partner feedback if there is inadequate foreplay or provide specifics about what you find stimulating. I recommend that the next time you talk with your doctor or gynecologist that you tell him/ her directly that painful sex is impacting your life and that you want to be evaluated specifically for this problem. It is important however, that if you want the focus to be on dyspareunia that you don’t bring it up in the context of a number of different medical issues. Hopefully, your medical provider will be responsive to your concern using this approach. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old girl & I was wondering, can I ask questions about sexuality to a regular doctor? (Not a gyno) I'm just confused about some things

I'm an 18 year old girl & I was wondering, can I ask questions about sexuality to a regular doctor? (Not a gyno) I'm just confused about some things

Certainly: Your primary care doctor is a great resource. Write down your questions so that you don't forget anything and schedule a visit. Good luck! ...Read more

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My primary physician recommended i see a gyno for my bacterial vaginosis, how do I find a really good gyno doctor?

My primary physician recommended i see a gyno for my bacterial vaginosis, how do I find a really good gyno doctor?

Recommendation: Seek out someone who is board certified and convenient to your home or work. You can always check online for health grades as well. Bv is easily treated, but recurrent BV may require more than one visit and changes to you vaginal hygiene. You local hospital should have a list of board certified gyns on their websites physician search. ...Read more

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I have got itching in my vagina, doctor gave me gyno-pevaryl 150 mg ovules for 3 days.I used a day n next day got my period. Can it be used during it?

I have got itching in my vagina, doctor gave me gyno-pevaryl 150 mg ovules for 3 days.I used a day n next day got my period. Can it be used during it?

Yes: This type of medicine is an antifungal ovule that is mostly used in the UK. It is econazole. It can be effective but less so as the infection may gain ground during your period. You may need retreated one the period has completed. ...Read more

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First 2 annual gyno apt, doctor has not preformed a breast exam or rectal exam- only does pap & bimanual quickly. Is this something I should ask for?

First 2 annual gyno apt, doctor has not preformed a breast exam or rectal exam- only does pap & bimanual quickly. Is this something I should ask for?

Possibly: At least, ask your doctor why you don't need them. It's your health- speak up. They may have a good reason. This is best handled in a conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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