Pain During Sex

Pain during sex refers to a sensation of discomfort or actual pain in the genital area during the act of intercourse. It could be due to deep penetration, infection, fibroids, tears, etc.

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What causes pain during intercourse, spotting after, and burning on urination?

Query: Pain during intercourse , spotting after, burning urine. Chronic pain, and it is getting worse. I am birth control pills. Went to the doctor about it they said I didn’t have any sti’s or std’s.   Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. If the infection are ruled out, then the chronic pain could be due to a condition called Endometriosis, where there can be severe pain during periods, and in worse cases it can be a while passing motion or while having sexual intercourse. Please get an ultrasound done to ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain and pressure in pelvic area during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I only have one sexual partner for almost a year. However, during intercourse, I feel that I am having a pain in my pelvic area and it is a sudden sharp pain. Sometimes it is random or happens during deeper penetration. It feels like pressure and almost seems like it is gas but I am n...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is important in your case to rule out the possibility of pelvic inflammatory disease. Now points in favor are history of chlamydia and UTI in the past, pain on deep penetration and tenderness on the left side of abdomen. These are the sufficient point to evaluate ...  Read Full »

My groin is tender to touch after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe groin pain days after sexual encounter. I have no lesions or bumps. I have prior HSV 1. I had no other symptoms but bad pain. I had pain in the penis and testicles. Now three months after I have a tingle in upper thighs and pelvis when laying down at night. Lymph nodes i...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generalized body aches are most probably not due to any STD (sexually transmitted disease). If there is no swollen lymph node again it is not STD. HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) do not present like that. it has blisters which periodically you should not worry about that. ...  Read Full »

I never got my periods and it is painful to have sex. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I never got my periods and it hurts too much to have sex.  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the history that you have posted, I believe that you are suffering from a dry vagina due to some reasons. You should get evaluated because you are 20 years old and it is high time that you should start menstruating. Maybe ovaries are not optimally working and hormo...  Read Full »

Why did I have severe pain when I tried to have sex after a gap of six months?

Query: I have a gynaecological issue. My husband and I haven't had intercourse for more than 6 months. A few days back when we tried to have one, it hurt a lot and he withdrew. He didn't ejaculate inside. The very next day I had a brown discharge and since then tiny blood clots ranging from red to brown ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Hope you are doing well. From the history that you have posted -I believe that you may be suffering from a dry vagina due to some reasons. 1.Were you experiencing pain during cycles previously? 2.How are your periods now-interval and amount of bleed-normal or reduced? 3.Are you breast feeding?...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding during sex?

Query: Hello, I am an 18 year old female who is currently sexually active. Last year, I had sex multiple times with only one person and everything was fine. Recently, I had sex with a my new partner. During intercourse I started to bleed. I went to see a doctor and she said it could be the result of gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is not necessary that you would have bleeding each time you have intercourse. As your doctor mentioned, it may happen if you were about to have periods. It is also seen with pregnancy, severe infection, cervical polyp or tear. I understand that your pelvic exam was ...  Read Full »

What causes abdominal and pelvic pain during sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not had my period for 44 days. I have taken four tests and all negative and I am currently not taking any contraceptives. My last period was 12th before two months. And since having my daughter I have experienced really bad pain during intercourse to the point I have had to te...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Hope you and your dear ones are safe and healthy. From your history, I gather that you have two problems. Delayed period and lower abdominal pain and cramps. For the delayed period, I see your body weight could be a reason. With a height of 152 cm, ...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain during intercourse with no major symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain during sex during three separate sexual encounters over the last few months. No sex in between these encounters. Upon recent inspection a white spot was noticed on the inner portion of the vulva which seems to be the source of the pain. Outside of sexual interco...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Image is not much clear. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But looks like some inflammatory changes. There must be vuvlovaginitis or Bartholin gland infection. If previously, there was no pain during sex and now pain is there then there should be some ...  Read Full »

What causes pain during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain during sex. Penetration of any kind hurts me. The most painful are the inner lips especially on the right side. I get burning sensation inside too, but not very high. I had some bleeding last night and it stopped fairly quickly. We were not being rough either. I am on Dep...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. There is loss of rugosity of the right labia majora and minora indicating that there is an inflammation. It was indicated by the shiny nature of the majora and minora on t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of condom allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband often goes on long trips for work. We have sex normally in an interval of 15 to 20 days. We are together for two years, but I still cannot satisfy him. The problem is whenever we have sex the first time it goes smoothly, but after that I have so much trouble to get intimate. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lot of females have allergy to condom and they develop symptoms like you develop. But, that should not be a thing to feel guilty. Your problem of poor intimacy is because of that allergy and consequent rashes on vagina. This has resulted in repulsion and a fear which re...  Read Full »

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