Shari Martin Lawson, M. The cause of most uncomfortable sex can sometimes be easy to figure out and easy to treat.
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The good news is that these things are easy to treat. Common Reasons for Painful Sex Usually, women with painful sex have a clear-cut reason for experiencing discomfort, Lawson says.
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Common STDs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can cause vaginal irritation, which can create pain during sex. Genital herpes : Blisters and sores caused by escort western oakland can lead to pain on penetration.
Vaginitis : Vaginitis refers to any vaginal inflammation. In particular, bacterial or yeast overgrowth caused by a fungus called candida in the vagina Springdale PA wife swapping cause irritation, discharge, tenderness and itching.
injuries: Women who have given birth to large infants might have small tears in the vagina, which will heal over time.
This is more common if the baby was delivered with forceps. Lower levels of estrogen: Postmenopausal women in particular might experience a dip in estrogen, which makes the vaginal lining thinner and less able to stretch. In this case, sex can often cause microscopic cuts, which can lead to burning and irritation.
Lichen sclerosus: Sexy girls in Saint Hyacinthe women might also suffer from lichen sclerosus, a condition in which the skin on the genitals becomes scaly and inflamed.
sexual abuse or injury: Women who have experienced sexual trauma might associate Fuck tonight in Huntsville ca with pain, leading to tense muscles. How to Make Sex Less Painful Your doctor will discuss your sexual history and perform an internal exam.
If your doctor suspects a yeast infection or Michigan adult ads vaginosis an infection of the vagina caused by bacteriahe or she will take a sample of your vaginal discharge and look at it under a microscope for s of infection.
Doctors also check the pH levels in your vagina.
A too-high pH points to vaginosis, but a yeast infection usually has a normal vaginal pH. Your doctor will also look at your vagina and your vulva, the exterior of your genitals, for other lesions that might contribute to pain.
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You might also be screened for STDs through a urine test or vaginal swab. Antibiotics: If you have an STD or bacterial vaginosis, antibiotics frequently cure the infection within two weeks.
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Getting Help Teen gay chat Greenhill Sexual Abuse If you have suffered sexual abuse or trauma, your doctor might refer you to a psychiatrist, therapist and pelvic floor physical therapist, who can work to release tense and tight pelvic muscles.