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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Why is there pain while having sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old woman. I am currently on birth control. My boyfriend and I have tried to have sex on three separate occasions, and everything seemed to be going fine until there was unbearable pain, like my vagina is too small or something. I know it is supposed to hurt the first ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pain during sex in your case may be due to one of the two causes. Some muscle fiber tears during different positions during sex, there are intense movements, and the second possibility is pelvic infection. You did not give the previous history of sexually transmitted di...  Read Full »

I have sharp pain in my lower left abdomen during intercourse lately. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having sharp pain in my lower left abdomen during intercourse, in a position when I am on my hand and knees. This pain is a recent development and has not been a problem before. Also, I am not pregnant. And I am certain that I do not have an STI because my husband and I have never...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the information that you have provided, there are a few possible reasons for that and I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, firstly, make sure that you have not missed your period, an...  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 MRI, and it spotted an old trauma. There is pain under the hea...  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 »

I have started experiencing pain during sexual intercourse. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, After a few days of having sex, I experience pain and irritation in the vagina and lower abdomen, somewhat like a UTI. Recently, I also started having pain during intercourse. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis. It is mainly due to fungal infection. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Keep the area dry and clean. 2. Drink a lot of warm water and have a soft d...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing itchy, swollen vaginal walls with a yellowish discharge, and also pain during sex and urination. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I was suffering from excessive white watery discharge and itching for the last 15 days. From the last three to four days, discharge and itching is reduced but my discharge is a little yellow in color. Also, I tried to have sexual intercourse a few days back, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You might be suffering from a vaginal infection. As the urethra and vagina are situated nearby, this infection can spread to the urinary tract also. To avoid such infections, keep the genitals clean and dry, and change...  Read Full »

During sex I did not feel the pain of penetration of the penis. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a sexual experience in the past where my partner and I had sex for a very short time, less than five seconds. I was not really in pain, just an uncomfortable feeling. I was also very nervous, anxious, and totally unexcited. There was also no pain or burning sensation at all afte...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems that previous sex activities were superficial. Your second boyfriend had a hard penis, and it caused friction injuries and trauma causing pain. There may be some infection also. Do you have any signs of infectio...  Read Full »

I have lots of pain in my vagina during intercourse, and I am unable to do sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I was married 6 months ago but I was unable to satisfy my husband due to lots of pain in my vagina during intercourse. He was unable to insert his penis into my vagina due to lots of pain and because of this, we were unable to do sex post-marriage. I am scared that...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Vaginal pain during sex can be due to several reasons. It includes dryness due to infection, improper foreplay, dehydration, age factor, and hormonal imbalance. You can try the natural way by increasing foreplay or...  Read Full »

My penis got bent during rough masturbation. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I got my penis bent during rough masturbation. It is still bent a bit at the head and the shaft. During sex, I feel something is wrong. I also feel that my penis has become more flaccid and swollen. It feels a little bit larger and very soft. All these problems started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate that you have come up with the issue before wasting money, as many people do. Also, you have described your problem very clearly. I have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not a penile fracture from the history...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband did not have sex for more than six months. Before few days, we tried to have sex. My vagina got hurt. He did not ejaculate inside. On the next day, I started to have a brown discharge and small tiny blood clots ranging from red to brown came out from my vagina with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a dry vagina. It occurs due to some reasons. Please mention whether you had pain in your vagina in your previous cycles. Please mention in detail about your periods. Please mention the amount of bleeding present in your periods. Please mention wheth...  Read Full »

Why does it hurt so much when my partner tries to penetrate me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female. I find it very hard when my boyfriend tries to do penetration in me. I have much pain and it seems like a big stone is present on me. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sharath Kumar. C

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have a tight vagina resulting in dyspareunia. A tight or narrow vagina causes pain or discomfort during sex. If there is pain or difficulty in penetration, then it can occur due to inadequate stimulation and arousal. Pain during penetration can occur due to tigh...  Read Full »

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