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Painful intercourse: Introduction

Painful intercourse: Pain during sexual intercourse. See detailed information below for a list of 114 causes of Painful intercourse, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Painful intercourse:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Painful intercourse. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Painful intercourse:

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Painful intercourse: Symptom Checker

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Painful intercourse Treatments

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Stories from Users for Painful intercourse

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Message Boards for Painful intercourse

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Diagnostic tests for Painful intercourse:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Painful intercourse. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine genital area and note the features of any sores - e.g. ulcer, lump.
    • Vaginal speculum examination to observe any discharge and lesions within the vagina and to allow swabs to be taken
    • Manual vaginal examination to examine for masses, tenderness or enlarged uterus. If a mass around the ovaries or fallopian tubes is felt may suggest salpingo-oophoritis (infection of the ovaries and fallopian tubes), endometriosis with a cyst, malignancy ovarian tumor or ectopic pregnancy
    • Rectal examination to detect hemorrhoids, anal fissures and severe constipation which may cause painful intercourse
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
  • more tests...»

Painful intercourse: Animations

Medications or substances causing Painful intercourse:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Painful intercourse as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Painful intercourse: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Painful intercourse may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Painful intercourse

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Painful intercourse. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Painful intercourse: Deaths

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Painful intercourse: Related Rare Diseases

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Painful intercourse: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Painful intercourse:

The list of organs typically affected by Painful intercourse may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Painful intercourse

The list below shows some of the causes of Painful intercourse mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Painful intercourse?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Painful intercourse. Of the 114 causes of Painful intercourse that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 95 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Painful intercourse:

The following list of conditions have 'Painful intercourse' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Dyspareunia ... pain after sexual intercourse, dyspareunia






  • Menopause ... pain during intercourse, painful sexual intercourse



  • Ovarian cysts ... pain during sexual intercourse, painful sexual intercourse









Conditions listing medical complications: Painful intercourse:

The following list of medical conditions have Painful intercourse or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





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Causes of Painful intercourse Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Painful intercourse based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Painful intercourse?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Painful intercourse, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Painful intercourse:

    Subtypes of Painful intercourse:

    Dyspareunia (100 causes), Painful sexual intercourse (33 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Painful intercourse:

    Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Sexual pain (112 causes), Vaginal pain (53 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Vaginal symptoms (443 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Female sexual symptoms (505 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sexual intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes), Female genital symptoms (529 causes)

    Symptoms related to Painful intercourse:

    Bleeding after sex (33 causes), Sexual pain (112 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Dyspareunia (100 causes), Endometriosis, Atrophic vaginitis, Vaginal cysts, Bartholin's cyst, Vaginismus, Cervicitis (13 causes), Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Ovarian cysts (10 causes), Fibroids (5 causes), Ectopic pregnancy (15 causes), Vaginal injury, Urethral caruncle, Vulvitis (43 causes), Genital warts (4 causes), hematoma of clitoris, vulvodynia

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