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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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Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are they cyst popping?

Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are they cyst popping?

See doctor ASAP: A ruptured ovarian cyst is one possibility, but there are many other potential causes as well, some of them potentially serious. Any abdominal or pelvic pain should be professionally evaluated, so see a doctor ASAP. If the pain remains severe or if you have fever, do it immediately, even if it means a visit to an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a tilted uterus. I had sex 2 days ago & he was very large & the sex was rough. I had pain during sex & stabbing cramps have not stopped.?

Pelvic exam: It is possible that you have or are having vaginal/uterine spasm, tearing or bruising from the rough sex. Pain during intercourse can be related to your partner's size. Your lubrication, sexual positions, and length and duration of the rough sex. Your should abstain sexually until cleared by your GYN. Get seen ASAP. ...Read more

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28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

Doubtful: If related to sexual intercourse. May be related to positions, inadeqaute lubrication, UTI, viaginal irriation or infection. I suggest a GYN exam and evaluation. Abstain sexually until you are examined. ...Read more

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During sex sometimes I get a momentary sharp stabbing pain like something is being hit inside of me. Re-entering solves the problem. Is this normal?

During sex sometimes I get a momentary sharp stabbing pain like something is being hit inside of me. Re-entering solves the problem. Is this normal?

Painful: The ovaries are positioned close to the end of the vaginal canal and can be "bumped" with intercourse. Repositioning may help. Hitting an ovary is close to a man getting hit in the testicle, they are both sensitive to being hit. ...Read more

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I am having random stabbing pain in lower right pelvic area. The pain is similar to when u hold your bladder too long. The same pain occurs during sex?

I am having random stabbing pain in lower right pelvic area. The pain is similar to when u hold your bladder too long. The same pain occurs during sex?

See your doctor: Lots of possible causes for the pain, from infection, to stds, ovarian cyst, bladder infection, uterine problems, pregnancy, to other causes. If this persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful sex experience (never happened anytime before) followed by stabbing pain in right pelvic area that has intensified over last four days.

Ovarian cyst?: It is possible that you had an ovarian cyst that ruptured during sex. However, if the pain is severe it is best to see a doctor to make sure there is no infection or other problems. ...Read more

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What could produce this stabbing pain during intercourse?

Inflammation: Pain during intercourse may different causes all of them related with inflammation. This inflammation can be from the ovaries, tubes, uterus, cervix, vaginal, also a narrow vagina, disproportion between the capacity of the vagina and the size of the penis. A complete gynecological history and examination followed by the appropriated tests will help to find the cause. Nervous condition. ...Read more

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Right lower back pain during intercourse, pain goes away after intercourse. The pain is a sharp stabbing pain?

Right lower back pain during intercourse, pain goes away after intercourse. The pain is a sharp stabbing pain?

Positions?: Back pain during sex, may be related to a disc issue, depending on the position you use when having sex, vs referred pain for the pelvic structures that get aggravated when having sex. Get an exam with attention to your back as well as a gyn exam with a bi-manual exam to determine where the source of the pain is most likely coming from, then the best treatment can start. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can pain during sex mean?

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. ...Read more

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Does a man feel pain during sex?

Does a man feel pain during sex?

Not really: The greatest distress for the male is probably petite mal following close upon parasympathetic arousal and discharge. ...Read more

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How can you reduce pain during sex?

How can you reduce pain during sex?

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. ...Read more

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Why does I experience pain during sex?

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... ...Read more

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Why do I have a sudden pain during sex?

Why do I have a sudden pain during sex?

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. ...Read more

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Why have I recently started to feel pain during sex?

Why have I recently started to feel pain during sex?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pain during sex?

What is the definition or description of: Pain during sex?

Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse can have both physical and psychological causes. ...Read more

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Bloody discharge and pain during sex?

Bloody discharge and pain during sex?

Be seen: Presuming that this was not your first time, it is likely due to cervical trauma, but you could also have an infection. You should see your family doctor or gynecologist to check. ...Read more

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Clumpy odorless dicharge pain during sex and slightly itchy?

Yeast?: If you are currently on Miconazole then I am assuming you think this may be a yeast infection. I would finish that treatment and see if the symptoms resolve and if not see a provider. You could also start an oral probiotic. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience a bit of pain during sex while ovulating? Thanks

Is it normal to experience a bit of pain during sex while ovulating? Thanks

Sex: The pain may be purely related to the physical effort of having sex but could also be related to your ovaries being sensitive during ovulation ...Read more

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How do you stop cervix pain during sex?

Change positions: Changing positions is the first step. However, if pain persists it could be indicative of something more serious. Conditions like endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and or pelvic inflammatory disease can cause pain. See your gynecologist if it doesn't get better. ...Read more

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