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4 Possible Reasons For Pain During Sex

The consequences of experiencing pain during sex range from ruining the moment to the inability to get pregnant. Painful intercourse – dyspareunia – is caused by a number of medical conditions.

Never ignore painful sex – nor dismiss it as a normal sexual experience,” warns Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – Founder and Medical Director of Advanced Fertility Services. A woman’s alarm should be heightened when she is experiencing pain during sex for the first time.


Pain During Sex

A reproductive medical condition is probably causing your pain during sex. In fact, the condition is most likely preventing you from getting pregnant. Don’t pretend that the pain is your fault and dismiss it as a figment of your imagination or sexual inadequacy. Pain during sex means that something is wrong with your reproductive organs and you must be proactive in consulting with a fertility specialist.

Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases

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

Reproductive Organ Conditions

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

An irregular menstrual cycle pattern could be indicative of a medical condition causing your pain during sex. Irregular periods are indicative of an ovulation problem known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

A woman’s periods are irregular when they are:

  • Unusually short – occur within less than 24 days
  • Unusually long – occur within more than 35 days
  • Occur unpredictably
  • Blood flow is extremely heavy or light
  • Blood flow changes significantly month to month from heavy to light
  • Severe menstrual cramping.
  • What causes severe menstrual cramp may being impacting your fertility.
  • Cramps are caused by prostaglandins, a natural chemical in the tissues of your uterus
  • Cramps that are caused or worsened by other diseases or abnormalities are known as secondary dysmenorrhea.

Secondary Dysmenorrhea

These medical conditions – classified as secondary dysmenorrhea – are directly related to a woman’s inability to become pregnant.

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Adenomyosis

Preeminent Fertility Specialist

Do not delay seeking a diagnosis and treatment for what is causing your pain during sex. Not only does painful intercourse lead to a reduced sex life – it also lowers your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t pretend pain during sex is not a big deal. Contact one of the world’s leading gynecological and fertility experts – Dr. Hugh D. Melnick – and schedule a consultation for your peace of mind and comfort. Let Dr. Hugh Melnick diagnose and treat your possible reason for pain during sex. Click below and enter your information – or, call direct – 212.369.8700.