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Painful Intercourse

In many cases, a woman can experience painful intercourse if there is not sufficient vaginal lubrication, which may be related to menopause. Other causes include include vaginal infections, intercourse too soon after surgery or childbirth, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Sex pain can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital herpes. Treatment may include estrogen creams or other prescription medications, and if there is no underlying medical cause, therapy.

If the sexual problem is caused by a medical or physical problem, your health care provider or consulting specialist will suggest an appropriate treatment plan. This will vary, of course, depending on the nature of the problem. The plan may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery. Your health care provider may recommend counseling even if the problem is physical.

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