I'm 25 years old and had a baby in july of last year, all through the pregnancy i h I did have a c-section but my doctor doesn't believe that's the issue, he hasn't found anything wrong through the pap tests but I'm getting really worried, I would like to get back to normal and enjoy sex, what could be the problem?
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
Usually pain during the initial stages of penetration during sex is due to UTI and vaginal infection or vaginitis, a tight vaginal wall, sores at the mouth of vagina or vestibulitis, vulvodynia or a dry vagina (frictional injury), rough sex, in first timers, vaginal tears, thrush or fungal infection.
Pain on deep penetration is due to pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic tumors, cervical and uterine infections, polycystic ovary, and tumors. Depending on the site of pain during penetration, diagnosis can be made.
This can be further confirmed by clinical examination, ultrasound abdomen or CT scan, PAP smear and a STD panel as required. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do discuss this with your gynecologist. Take care!
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