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Painful Sexual Intercourse

By Rawlings Oke Godwin

On 26 Dec, 2021

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Painful sexual intercourse is one of the most delicate issues for women and most of them find it difficult to seek medical help. However, the majority of them can be treated because the cause could be a physical ailment.

Because a woman plays such an important role in the entire reproduction process, from the development of the egg to giving birth to the kid, painful intercourse may be a difficult stage for you to go through.

Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is the medical word for tearing, ripping, scorching, or painful sensations that occur after penetration. This pain could occur anywhere in the pelvis, from the vaginal opening to the deepest part of the pelvis. This could also be felt in the pelvic area and the sexual organs.

Causes of pain during a Painful sexual intercourse

1. Lack of lubrication or arousal

One of the most common causes of painful sexual intercourse is a lack of lubrication or arousal, which can lead to a vicious cycle of dread in the woman.

Women who have had a hysterectomy or mastectomy may experience arousal issues as a result of their sense of incompleteness. This can be addressed with early and proper consultation, during which the physician will counsel and may supply you with lubricating methods that will help you feel better.

2. The weakening and drying of vaginal tissues

The weakening and drying of vaginal tissues that occurs when women enter menopause is another cause of Painful sexual intercourse.

This is linked to a decrease in estrogen production, which is required to keep vaginal tissue moist. As the vagina’s ability to produce its own mucus tissues deteriorates, it becomes dry, itchy, and uncomfortable, causing pain during intercourse.

3. Unintentional muscle spasms

Unintentional muscle spasms in the thighs, pelvis, and vagina can also prevent penetration; this is known as vaginismus, and it can occur as a result of any of the aforementioned circumstances, as well as psychological factors.

Vaginismus can also develop as a result of a terrible sexual experience or rape, and counselling can be very helpful.

4. Narrowing of the Vaginal

Vaginal, pelvic infection or boils or cysts and boils, tumours, scars, or anything that narrows the vagina, uterine tissue growing outside the uterus with bleeding and pain, an intact hymen, complications of any previous surgery, diseases like diabetes that interfere with the physical process of arousal or orgasm are some of the most common causes of Pain sexual intercourse.

Conclusion:

Using lubrication gels, estrogen creams, or estrogen replacement therapy in pills, you can overcome any of the causes caused by a lack of lubrication. Always consult your doctor/healthcare provider.

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