Hi there, thank you for posting your question on Ehealthforum. This is not intended as a substitute to visiting your own doctor.
Dyspareunia, or pain during intercourse can be caused by either something inside the vagina or outside in the pelvic organs. Your girlfriend's difficulties may or may not be related to her trauma of 3 years ago. Here are some other possibilities:
Inside the vagina some common causes of dyspareunia are:
(1) Vaginismus or painful spasm of the vaginal muscles.
(2) Vaginitis or infection.
(3) Perineal tear.
Outside the vagina some common causes are:
(2) Ovarian Cyst.
(3) Uterine fibroid.
(4) Diverticular disease.
(5) Pelvic Inflammatory Diseaseâ
In any event, what you suggest is absolutely correct. All of these conditions need appropriate investigation. She needs to go back to see her gyn. Good luck.
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