Medical Questions > Womens Health > Sexual Health - Women Forum

very low libido, sex hurt and still does

Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
User Profile
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?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied January 29th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A19108
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!

Did you find this post helpful?
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Sexual Health - Women , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.