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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


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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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I've got vulva vestablelitis, this is really very painful and sexual intercourse is so painful it can't happen. What do I do to make it in away?

I've got vulva vestablelitis, this is really very painful and sexual intercourse is so painful it can't happen. What do I do to make it in away?

Topical Estrogen: See your doctor, you could have atrophic vagnitis (if you are postmenopausal) caused by not enough estrogen in your vagina. This can cause significant dryness and make intercourse extremely painful. Your doctor can prescribe a vaginal suppository that releases estrogen (or estrogen-like substances). It may take time to work and you should use lubricants (ky) in the interim. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have sexual intercourse for the first time?

Typically yes: Usually if a woman's hymen is intact, the tearing during 1st intercourse can be painful. In addition, the anxiety that she may have during her 1st time may cause her to tense her vaginal muscles which may make it more uncomfortable too. Key is: right partner, patient partner, woman controls the pace of things. 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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This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?

This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?

Dyspareunia: Yes. It even has a medical condition and name. Your gynecologist should be able to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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I had sexual intercourse last night for the first time in 9 months, But it was so painful i had to stop and then i looked and was bleeding everywhere?

I had sexual intercourse last night for the first time in 9 months, But it was so painful i had to stop and then i looked and was bleeding everywhere?

Lack of lubrication: Most likely, the pain and bleeding may have been due to a lack of lubrication within the vaginal vault. However, though you are in an age group in which very serious diseases very rarely occur, I.e., malignancies, you need to see your health care provider for an exam. Best to you! ...Read more

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I get this horrible burning sensation when I have sexual intercourse. It's very painful. What's wrong?

I get this horrible burning sensation when I have sexual intercourse. It's very painful. What's wrong?

Hard to say: If this is a new problem, it may be something as simple as a vaginal infection (vaginitis) that can be easily treated with medication. An examination of the vaginal opening, the skin of the 'lips' may also reveal an etiology. ...Read more