Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)


What was the cause of your painful intercourse? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Ann, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I have been experiencing pain during intercourse and sometimes it just comes. I have visited several hospitals and got medication for vaginal infection but the pain is still there. This has been for so long now and don't know what to do. It mostly occurs in the lower abdomen to the sides.

Comment from: Fatima, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

When I had sex the first time, it was very painful because it was my first time, so I tried to tell myself that it is normal for me to feel that way. But later on, whenever I try to be intimate, the pain keeps persisting, to the extent that I can't bear the pain anymore. I get to be in pains for more than an hour, and I even find it hard to walk.

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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