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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I have pain during intercourse. How to solve this problem and get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 and my husband is 31. We got married eight months ago. We are trying for a baby. I have pain during intercourse. Can you suggest the best time for trying? I am not getting aroused. Can you suggest how I can? What types of food do we have to eat in order to conceive?  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have any type of food. It has been only eight months. So, first of all, do not take so much stress that you have to conceive. Intercourse is painful because you do not enjoy the moment. Your mind remains preoccupied with pregnancy planning. Spend some ti...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a remedy for pain during intercourse and the best days for conceiving.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband aged 31 and I aged 25 have been married for eight months. We are trying for a baby but unable to as there is pain during intercourse. Both of us are not able to be aroused completely and hence we tire easily. What types of food can be taken? Can you suggest the best time for...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Use a lubricant jelly so that you will not have pain during intercourse. Day 12 to 24 is the fertile period. There are chances of you getting pregnant as there is ovulation happening during this period. I suggest you get started with 1) Folic acid supplements. (Co...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the head and base of my penis, four months after an injury during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury during intercourse four months ago. The injury occurred while it was 80% erect inside my partner. There was no significant bleeding. But I felt pain at the base and head of my penis. I did an ultrasound and fMRI, and it spotted an old trauma. There is pain under the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read everything carefully and had a close look at the file you sent together with your message (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I can see healthy erectile tissue. And the area that you are pointing to seems to be an anatomic variation with...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know the reason for my pain and difficulty during penetration.

Query: Hi doctor, During intercourse, we faced difficulty in penetration though I lost my virginity. After so many tries, we finally had full penetration, but it was severely painful. After my last sexual intercourse, I started having slight bleeding that did not stop for a whole month. I would like to kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. There can be multiple causes for painful intercourse. 1) Intercourse for the first time will be painful because of the hymen tear, and some bleeding may occur due to hymen rupture. 2) The bleeding may be repeated for the next two to thre...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painful and stressful penetration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a problem with penetration. It is very painful and stressful and it is causing a lot of frustration. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. If you have started sexual activity recently, this will be normal and take time. With time, your pelvic muscles will be relaxed, and there shall be no pain. If you have tried multiple times and still penetrative ...  Read Full »

I am 20 years old and have severe vaginal pain during sex. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and have severe pain during sex. It feels like someone has put a paper in my vagina. It will take a very long time before it stops.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis, which mainly occurs due to fungal infection. Keep the area dry, drink plenty of warm water, and have a soft diet. I suggest you use antifungal medicines and creams.  Read Full »

I have suddenly developed painful sex, bloating, abdomen pain, back pain, and menstrual irregularities. Do I have ovarian cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I have pain during sex. I have bloating, abdominal pain, back pain, and menstrual irregularities. I have been under sexual life for the past two years and have not felt this pain. All of a sudden, I am experiencing so many symptoms. Also, I am not getting...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cause of your problem seems to be hormonal imbalance or thyroid dysfunction. This may also be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), in which multiple cysts form in one or both ovaries. I would suggest you get the following test done Complete blood count. TSH ...  Read Full »

My penis is slightly curved, and I doubt it would cause pain during sex, as in Peyronie's disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a curved penis and would like to know if sex would be painful for a curved penis? Based on many figures and diagrams I have read on Peyronie’s disease, I cannot say whether my penis matches that level of the bend. However, it is not straight either, so I wanted your input. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Peyronie's disease is different from the natural bend of the penis. Your penis is bent naturally and is seen in most adult males. This will not cause any impact on sexual intercourse. In Peyronie's disease, the abrupt bend is seen in the penis primarily due to fibrotic...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain only during intercourse and tampon removal?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, it has been painful for about the first minute or two of sexual intercourse and it is also painful to take out my tampon. It is painful and I guess kind of feel like a cut on the inside. Should I see a gynecologist about this or is there anything I can do on my...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have dysmenorrhea. Take capsule Meftal spas (Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine) when you have pain. Take light food during that period. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Is it normal for a virgin to experience pain while having penetrative sex?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I have been trying to have penetrative sex since the last four months, but we cannot do so. I am a virgin, and the penetration is really painful. The muscles tense up when penetration is attempted. We can insert a finger, but penis indentation seems impossible. And it hur...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to not worry. Initially, some women encountered this problem. Please understand that vagina is elastic, and it can stretch easily, and entry of the penis will not be painful. Proper arousal is essential. Foreplay in kissing the neck, breasts, and abdomen increases vaginal s...  Read Full »

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