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How long does pain during sex last after your first intercourse?

How long does pain during sex last after your first intercourse?

Not long: Provided there are no tears, the vaginal discomfort usually only last a few minutes. If it is longer you may have some superficial tears that should heal in a few days. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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My period ended about a week and a half ago this morning I woke up with my period last night I felt pain during sex?

My period ended about a week and a half ago this morning I woke up with my period last night I felt pain during sex?

Irregular periods: It sounds like you have bleeding rather than a period from trauma to the vagina or cervix from the last night sex. If the bleeding and/or pain continue see your gyn for a pelvic exam to repair the damage and stop the bleeding. Irregular periods are very common. Infection of the cervix or hormonal imbalance or abnormal cells on the cervix can also give you similar bleedings. So, see your gyn. ...Read more

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Lots of vagjnal discharge for the last few weeks, it has a very strong smelly odour & pain during sex? What could this be?

Lots of vagjnal discharge for the last few weeks, it has a very strong smelly odour & pain during sex? What could this be?

Need exam: You need an exam by your gynecologist to evaluate the discharge as it could be a variety of things. Once a diagnosis is made then treatment can be started. Don't delay in seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a smear on Thurs.I bled,nurse said there was a lot of discharge too.I've been on the pill 15 years.last smear was normal in2012.no pain during sex?

Had a smear on Thurs.I bled,nurse said there was a lot of discharge too.I've been on the pill 15 years.last smear was normal in2012.no pain during sex?

Possible Cervicitis: Cervical ectropion is a normal phenomenon, especially in the ovulatory phase, during pregnancy, and in women taking the oral contraceptive pill, which increases the total estrogen level in the body. Mucopurulent cervicitis may increase the size of the cervical ectropion and can be associated with excessive but non-purulent vaginal discharge. Treatment is observation vs Antibiotics vs cryotherapy. ...Read more

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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

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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My girlfriend had burning when urinating and also bleeds. Frequent urination. No pain during sex. Symptoms only lasted for a day.?

My girlfriend had burning when urinating and also bleeds. Frequent urination. No pain during sex.  Symptoms only lasted for a day.?

UTI: She probably has cystitis, which is a urinary tract infection in her bladder. Hydration and antibiotics are indicated. I assume that the bleeding is in the urine. She may need to see a urologist, depending on her age, her smoking history, sexual history, and urine culture results. If she has vaginal, she should see her gynecologist. ...Read more

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Recently had a kidney infection. I didn't take all the medication. So now i feel a bit numb and pain during sex. Whats wrong its no longer fun.

Recently had a kidney infection. I didn't take all the medication. So now i feel a bit numb and pain during sex. Whats wrong its no longer fun.

Go to doctor: Sometimes, it is your mind feeling guilty and you feel that not taking all the antibiotics is causing the problem, or you may have a problem no associated with the infection. Uti are actually easy to treat and we usually over treat. Go to your doctor to see if infection gone, and have peace of mind. If the problem persists, then the cause is something else and has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Pain during sex, one partner, had sex last week fine. this time it hurt but previously I had yellowish water discharge and pain when wiping. UTI?

Pain during sex, one partner, had sex last week fine. this time it hurt but previously I had yellowish water discharge and pain when wiping. UTI?

STD? Herpes?: Urinary tract infection is not a likely cause of these symptoms. An STD is more likely (even with only one partner). Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, and herpes all are possible -- especially herpes, with "pain on wiping" or if there are open sores. See a doctor ASAP. Also a good idea for your partner to be checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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3 weeks late on period had watery pink fluid when wiping only happened once, pain during sex and soreness the last week any ideas what this could be?

3 weeks late on period had watery pink fluid when wiping only happened once, pain during sex and soreness the last week any ideas what this could be?

Delayed or: missed period provided that you are not pregnant. Do a pregnancy test. If it is negative then you are probably having an infection going on. By the way an infection can cause a delayed or missed period. To give a visit to your gyn for an exam would be a good idea if the pregnancy test is negative . ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection last week. I am not itching, having any discharge or foul odor but why do I feel internal vaginal swelling and pain during sex?

I had a yeast infection last week. I am not itching, having any discharge or foul odor but why do I feel internal vaginal swelling and pain during sex?

Irritation / swellin: Any vaginal infection (yeast included) can cause inflammation. It is likely that the inflammation has not healed yet. Give your self time to heal and for the inflammation and irritation to subside prior to having intercourse again. One week should be enough. If you symptoms persist, see your gyn. ...Read more

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I have had 3 bacterial infections in the last year. Normal pap smear but abnormal bleeding and pain during sex. Bleeding never stops. What's the cause?

I have had 3 bacterial infections in the last year. Normal pap smear but abnormal bleeding and pain during sex. Bleeding never stops. What's the cause?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful comment without physical examination and lab tests and imaging, if the latter are needed. Please consult your doctor to avoid further damage to your organs. Any bleeding should be taken seriously. ...Read more

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What can cause pain during sex and thick white cm?

What can cause pain during sex and thick white cm?

A yeast infection: is one possibility. Consider evaluation and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I am getting a referred pain during sex to my left side, what could cuase this?

Pain with sex: There are many possibilities. The most likely source of the pain are the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary or colon. You need to report this to your doctor and get an examination including a pelvic examination to determine the cause and then you can be given proper treatment. ...Read more

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Pain during sex and some bleeding afterwards. We also use numerous amounts of lubrication.. The bleeding is minimal..

Pain during sex and some bleeding afterwards. We also use numerous amounts of lubrication.. The bleeding is minimal..

Mild Trauma: during intercourse is very common. The labial tissues and perineum are delicate and tiny tears are caused by stretching to accommodate the penis. Lubrication is very important for intercourse to be enjoyed by both parties. ...Read more

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What can cause pain during sex with bleeding and itching?

What can cause pain during sex with bleeding and itching?

Lots of things: A yeast infection is pretty likely, but there are many more options. Too dry, too long, too rough, penis too big, vagina too small, sex under water, infections, etc. If the problem does not resolve, it is time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more