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I am 46 married female, total hysterectomy about five years ago. I have no reproductive organs or ovaries and have had no problems since surgery. Immediately after intercourse I had a sharp stabbing pain in my lower left pelvic area. I went to pee and slightly straining hurt that area more. I woke up in the morning and the pain still there. I feel it when I pee and when I walk. I have been with my husband for 26 years and have never experienced this before. Can you tell me what this might be and if I should see my doctor.

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replied May 31st, 2013
Sexual Health - Women Answer A43641
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Experiencing pain or soreness during or after intercourse that you describe could indicate possibilities like vaginal infection, injury, pelvic adhesions, PID, etc. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination and go ahead with getting thorough evaluation done to look for the underlying cause for your symptoms and vaginal swab/smear test done (to confirm/rule out infective causes), etc. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area and keep the area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.

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