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Remedies For Pain During Sex
Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?
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I had intense pelvic pain during sex. I had an ultrasound. My left ovarian cyst had ruptured and the blood was causing the pain. Is there a treatment?
Menopause?: It is more than likely due to hormonal changes. It would be useful to see your doctor to see if hormone replacement is warranted. It would also be helpful to have an examination to rule out other causes. See this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Webmd. Com/sexual-conditions/guide/female-pain-during-sex
Male/ female? Deep: Or superficial. I am assuming that u e a woman but don't know for sure. Deep pain-have u had prior surgery (adhesions), ovarian cysts, endometriosis, hx of uterine fibroids or pelvic inflammatory disease, is your uterus tilted toward the back? There are many possible causes. Please see your gynecologist to evaluate for cause. Often correctable causes can identified.
Infection vs tissues: Since you are older I would assume you've had the standard pelvic pain workup. If your doc are still guessing then you need to shift gears and began a wellness program, vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not organs with chronic pain.
Position: Female pain perception during sex oft due to laxity (post-childbirth) of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) ligaments. In dorsal lithotomy (missionary) position, woman's legs perfectly positioned in flexion & lateral rotation & supporting male; placing torquing stress on injured SIJ; arousing severe ligament pain experienced low back & mid pelvis. Solution: female lies on non-involved side; male spoons her.
Dyspareunia: Painful intercourse can occur for various reasons ranging from structural problems to psychological concerns. Many women experience it sometime. Causes: insufficient lubrication/dryness/menopause, rough sex/trauma, genital skin problems, involuntary muscle spasm (vaginismus), endometriosis, cancer treatment. But emotional issues also common: anxiety, stress, history of sexual abuse. OB/GYN eval!
Evaluate: There are many possible causes. I will assume this is a woman asking. If there are inadequate vaginal secretions this can cause friction. Aggressive penile thrusting can cause pain. Vaginismus is another possibility. Please have this checked by your gynecologist if this is an ongoing problem.
Many possibilities: The only good way to find out the cause is to see your doctor. You will be asked questions about the pain: is it during entry or penetration and thrusting? Is it everytime or once in a while? Does it happen only at certain times of your cycle? Many possibilities including vaginal infection, sexually transmitted dz, vulvitis, endometriosis, to name a few. Please see your doctor for an exam...
Abnormal: Unless you have been subjected to some trauma during intercourse this should not occur. There can be many reasons for this. As an example if an ovary has dropped down somewhat and is hit by the penis it may produce sudden pain. You need to be examined by a gynecologist and have this worked out. Good luck.
A yeast infection: Is one possibility. Consider evaluation and treatment. Take care.
Need details: There are basically two kinds of pain during sex. One is pain associated with deep thrusting, which may have an abdominal cause, like adhesions. The other is vaginal pain, usually the result of chafing from inadequate lubrication. See your Gyn for evaluation--at your age you might require hormone replacement therapy.
See your gyn: Get checked out. There are specialists at helping people deal with this issue.
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse can have both physical and psychological causes.