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Does Pain During Sex Mean You’re Infertile?

TFertility-NYC-Doctorhe consequences of pain during sex range from ruining a romantic moment to loss of fertility. Painful intercourse – dyspareunia – is caused by a number of medical conditions. Pain during sexual intercourse is indicative of a medical condition preventing you from getting pregnant. The condition needs to be treated today – not tomorrow – to preserve your future fertility.

Pain During Sex

Pain during sex can be caused by Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), genital infections, or serious reproductive medical conditions.

  • Don’t pretend pain during sex is your fault
  • Don’t dismiss pain during sex as a figment of your imagination
  • Don’t believe that pain during sex is because of your sexual inadequacy.

Pain during sex means that something is wrong with your reproductive organs. You must seek medical attention from a fertility specialist immediately and undergo comprehensive diagnostic testing to discover the cause.

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases

  • Yeast infection (candidiasis)
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary tract infection

Reproductive Organ Conditions

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions

Treating the Underlying Cause of Your Pain During Sex

Do not delay seeking a medical evaluation by a fertility specialist to determine the cause of your painful sex. Not only does painful intercourse lead to a reduced sex life, but it also may lower the chances of natural conception.

Preeminent Fertility Treatment Provider

Never ignore painful sex – nor dismiss it as a normal sexual experience, warns Dr. Hugh D. Melnick. This is especially true if the woman is experiencing pain during sexual intercourse for the first time. Dr. Hugh D. Melnick is a reproductive endocrinologist successfully treating patients with hormonal and fertility problems since 1976.

In 1983, Dr. Melnick founded Advanced Fertility Services in New York City. Advanced Fertility Services was the City’s first free-standing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) center. Today, the center is a preeminent facility offering all-encompassing diagnostic and reproductive treatment options for couples struggling with infertility. Dr. Melnick is the author of The Pregnancy Prescription, an acclaimed guide for couples who are unable to conceive.

The Doctor will accurately diagnose the cause of your pain during sex and design an individualized treatment plan to help improve your fertility.

Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.