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A thorough medical history. Your doctor may ask when your pain began, exactly where it hurts, how it feels, and if it happens with every sexual partner and every sexual position. Your doctor may also inquire about your sexual history, surgical history and previous childbirth experiences.
In fact, almost 30 percent of women experience pain during sex medically called dyspareuniabut many are too embarrassed to report it to a doctor—opting instead to either resign themselves to the hurt or to a sexless existence. The good news? There are other better options for coping with painful sex.
You're in the mood and your partner is ready, so you make a beeline to the bed with plans to rock the sheets. But then you feel it—a dull ache, an itchy rash, or a searing out-of-no where jab. When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be confusing and worrisome.
From time to time I receive a query from a girlfriend wondering if her potential new partner is perhaps too large. One of the perks of having an obstetrician and gynecologist as a friend is you can ask everything — and get informed answers. I remind them that vaginas have been finely tuned by hundreds of thousands of years of evolution to stretch.
By Petra Boynton. You may be reassured to learn that you are not alone. Here are just a few recent examples from other people with similar worries:. I have done some scans, but was told am OK.
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