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Painful Intercourse (Sex)


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Comment from: Vascularcme, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 23

About 25 percent of women who go the gynecologist for pelvic pain and painful intercourse have pelvic congestion syndrome. And 90 percent of women with pelvic congestion syndrome have iliac vein compression. The compression of the iliac vein (usually by an artery) causes flow to be backed up in the venous system. The collateral pathway is through the pelvis. This causes varicose veins around the pelvic organs and symptoms. It also is the source for varicose veins in the legs and vaginal area. See a comprehensive vein center for diagnosis.

Comment from: Becky Debbie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have been having pains during intercourse recently but I never used to feel pains before now.


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