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Painful sex can include pain before, during, or after sex. It can be caused by many things, such as an injury, an infection, or a growth on the genitals or internal sex organs. Or maybe you have muscle spasms. In some cases, the pain is caused by another medical condition.
Some medicines or menopause can cause dryness in the vagina. This dryness can make sex painful.
Talk to your doctor about what might be causing your painful sex. Treatment may help.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Here are some things you can try that may help your pain.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: November 22, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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