so i've posted this in other sections but it's still going on and i'm not quite sure where else to turn... for the past 6 weeks or so i've been experiencing very painful intercourse, like a burning sensation inside. i was treated for a UTI around this time, and all this started upon resuming sexual activity after the infection was supposedly gone. i'm not sure if it never went away and if that could be causing this problem but i think if that were the case i'd be having other symptoms? it has nothing to do with not being lubricated/excited enough, and it can't be an STI because i'm in a monogamous relationship and neither of us have ever been with anyone else. the pain gets worse as intercourse progresses. although i am sometimes able to reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation while having intercourse, the pain gets unbearable after a few minutes and i'm forced to stop. the pain is most intense during intercourse, but also occurs when he fingers me. i don't have any other noticeable symptoms... although i have heard that it's possible to have UTI's without having any symptoms. is it possible that the infection never went away and could that be causing this pain?
I would definitely get that checked out by your doctor. Sex should not burn. I know I had burning painful intercourse before, and it turned out I had a yeast infection. There are OTC tests and treatments if thats the case
that's what i thought too except that I have no other symptoms. But I tried treating for a yeast infection anyway a couple weeks ago so I guess that wasn't the case since this is still going on. Thanks for your responses.... I guess I'm just gonna have to get to a doctor.. :-\
i got the same problem. for the past few days im having painful intercourse, as if there is something inside me that he is bumpin into that really hurts. we are out of town and i cant visit my gynecologist, have you heard of a swollen bartolin's gland?
im trying to bear the pain for us not to stop because i don't to spoil our vacation, but it really hurts. do you have any advise for the meantime that i can't see a doctor? or something that i can do to compensate.
I've never heard of a swollen bartolin's gland but I just looked it up. From what I've found they usually develop on the lips of the labia, and not inside the vagina. They are also painless, unless they become infected. If it feels like he's hitting something inside, my guess would be that it's probably not that, but again, I'm not familiar with it so I could be wrong.
What you're describing sounds different than what I had, mine was more like a burning. Usually for me when it feels like he's bumping into something it's my cervix. Your cervix changes positions at different times throughout your cycle, and can make sex very painful if it's low and he bumps into it. I've found that certain positions are just painful at certain times. If he is hitting your cervix, this is usually felt as a sudden, sharp, stabbing pain like he is jabbing something, and can also cause stomach pains during and after sex, sometimes even for a day or 2 after. And if he's consistently hitting it, he could bruise it and cause sex to continue to be painful. Have you tried different positions, going slower, and having him not go as deep? You should talk to him, I'm sure he cares about you and doesn't want to hurt you. If he knows what you're feeling then he can try different things to try to make it not hurt, and who knows, together you just might find something that works. But if it really hurts, ask him to stop, I'm sure he'd understand. Plus if there is something wrong you could just be making it worse by bearing the pain. If you've tried changing positions, going slower, and having him not go as deep, and if it doesn't feel like normal bumping-the-cervix type pains, you should definitely get it checked out. Good luck!
thanks... i was also thinking about that cervix type pain, because it is a sharp and stabbing pain as you were describing. i've heard of that, but i didn't know that it is this painful, because i haven't felt it before with my exs... (maybe they weren't able to reach that spot, LOL!
Yeast infections do cause external itching and irritation, but can make sex painful as well. Also, you should not treat a yeast infection until a doctor confirms you have it, because it might be something else-- you can get rid of the symptoms but still have a different problem, like chlamydia or something. I had a yeast infection that made sex very painful, burning near my cervix and all over inside, now that its gone its better.
you can get OTC suppositories to treat a yeast infection but you should still see your doctor for it if you've never had one before. but from what you're describing it doesn't sound like a yeast infection