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Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Monistat 3 day treatment didn't cure my yeast infection. I still have inching and pain during sex. What should I do?

Time: Please give yourself a chance to heal before having sex. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. ...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


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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?

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?

Rest: If this Ultrasound was recent and they made sure you are not pregnant, rest from sexual activity, Naprosyn (naproxen) for pain should allow the cyst to calm down. Should more severe pain occur a recheck at the emergency room would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have pain during sex for 6 yrs w/constant vag.Bact. Infection docs peace one metro which doesn't cure either symptom could this be pid?

I have pain during sex for 6 yrs w/constant vag.Bact. Infection docs peace one metro which doesn't cure either symptom could this be pid?

Infection: Yes. It could be pelvic ingflammatory disease. As a matter of fact both you and youtr partner should get tested and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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Would vaginal dilators be my answer? I have pain during sex and i can't use a tampon would using these help me enjoy sex? It really hurts

Would vaginal dilators be my answer? I have pain during sex and i can't use a tampon would using these help me enjoy sex? It really hurts

Maybe : You can't be diagnosed online, but this sounds a lot like a condition called vaginismus. Vaginal dilators tend to be best for women who have pain because of unusually small anatomy, in vaginismus the problem is involuntary tensing and contracting of muscles. You'd need an exam to know, but there is help available either way. ...Read more

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I don't enjoy sex anymore,my V remains dry while sex,Sometimes have pain during sex, developed a fear for it now, can It be due to my stressed lifesty?

I don't enjoy sex anymore,my V remains dry while sex,Sometimes have pain during sex, developed a fear for it now, can It be due to my stressed lifesty?

Many reasons: If you are menopausal or perimenopausal then this may be a hormonal issue that can be fixed relatively easily. If you are younger there may be other issues and you need to be checked. ...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? 
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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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How can I deal with back pain during sex on the bottom?

How can I deal with back pain during sex on the bottom?

See below: The thing that i tell my patients when i ask them this is to try to find a position or positions that you both like and do not cause pain. Sex should feel fantastic, not painful. I will not go into graphic detail but there are many more positions available for you. There are even books on the subject! ...Read more

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