Why does sex hurt? - NHS
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By Petra Boynton. Standard problem-page etiquette dictates I begin by telling you sternly that pain during or after sex should never be ignored, and you should see your doctor. Especially if you also have symptoms of abnormally heavy bleeding, a blood stained discharge, feelings of exhaustion, stomach pain or nausea. Many causes of post-sex pain are related to intercourse if you are not lubricated wet enough, are having penetrative sex for extended periods, or with deep penetration.
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Painful intercourse can occur for reasons that range from structural problems to psychological concerns. Many women have painful intercourse at some point in their lives. The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh , defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Talk to your doctor if you're having painful intercourse. Treatments focus on the cause, and can help eliminate or lessen this common problem.