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Pain with Sexual Intercourse

Information about Pain With Sexual Intercourse

We Have to Know about the Pain With Sexual Intercourse

  • Pain during or after sexual intercourse is more common in women, they may have pain in the vagina, clitoris or labia.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Pain With Sexual Intercourse

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Atrophic vaginitis
  • Side effects of drugs such as antihistamines
  • An allergic reaction to clothing or spermicides
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammation of the area surrounding the vaginal opening
  • Lichen planus and lichen sclerosis
  • Urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, or sexually transmitted diseases
  • Psychological trauma, often stemming from a history of sexual abuse or trauma

 Do’s and Don’ts – Pain With Sexual Intercourse      

  • To decrease your risk of yeast infection avoids tight clothing, wear cotton underpants and practice good hygiene. Change your underclothes after prolonged sweating. Bathe or shower daily
  • To avoid bladder infections clean from front to back after using the toilet, and urinate after sexual intercourse.
  • To avoid sexually transmitted diseases avoid sex or practice safe sex by maintaining a relationship with just one person, or using condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
  • To prevent vaginal dryness use a lubricant
  • If you have endometriosis, avoid very deep penetration, or have sex during the week or two after menstruation (before ovulation), when the condition tends to be less painful.

Signs & Symptoms of Pain With Sexual Intercourse

  • Superficial pain at the entrance of the vagina
  • Deeper pain during penetration or thrusting of the penis.
  • Severe tightening of the vaginal muscles during penetration (vaginismus).

Medical advice for Pain With Sexual Intercourse

  • Although sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable the very first time, it should never be painful. If you suddenly begin having pain before, during or after intercourse, see your doctor.

Risk factors of Pain With Sexual Intercourse

Treatment for Pain With Sexual Intercourse 

  • Treatment depends on the cause of dyspareunia

Self-care for Pain With Sexual Intercourse   

Investigations  for Pain With Sexual Intercourse

  • Internal pelvic examination
  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • Vaginal Swab/Culture
Pain With Sexual Intercourse
Pain With Sexual Intercourse