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Sexual pain

Sexual pain: Introduction

Sexual pain: Pain affecting the sexual organs or systems. See detailed information below for a list of 112 causes of Sexual pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Sexual pain:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sexual pain

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Causes of Types of Sexual pain:

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Sexual pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Sexual pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Sexual pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Sexual pain

Real-life user stories relating to Sexual pain:

Message Boards for Sexual pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Sexual pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Sexual pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Sexual pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the genital area and note any lesions - e.g. ulcer, lump, redness, sores or swellings.
    • Examine any genital discharge, if present
    • 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 any 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
    • Look for evidence Peyronie's disease (non-tender hard patch may be felt just beneath the skin of the penis)
  • more tests...»

Sexual pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Sexual pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Sexual pain 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.

Sexual pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sexual pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sexual pain

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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: Sexual pain. 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Sexual pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sexual pain

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Sexual pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sexual pain

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Sexual pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Sexual pain:

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

Detailed list of causes of Sexual pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Sexual pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sexual pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sexual pain. Of the 112 causes of Sexual pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 97 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sexual pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Sexual pain' 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






  • Lichen sclerosis ... vaginal bruising, painful erections, bleeding from intercourse


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



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









Conditions listing medical complications: Sexual pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Sexual pain 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 Sexual pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Sexual pain 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 Sexual pain?

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

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

    Classifications of Sexual pain:

    Subtypes of Sexual pain:

    Painful intercourse (114 causes), Penis pain (53 causes), Vaginal pain (53 causes), Painful ejaculation (35 causes), Loin pain (33 causes), Sore vagina (10 causes), Dyspareunia (100 causes), Painful sexual intercourse (33 causes), Priapism (51 causes), Painful erection (7 causes), Penile sores (37 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Sexual pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sexual intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sexual pain:

    Bleeding after sex (33 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Penis pain (53 causes), Vaginal pain (53 causes), Vaginal dryness (39 causes), Dyspareunia (100 causes), Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Gonorrhea (2 causes), Tuberculosis, Amenorrhea (287 causes), Endometriosis, Adenomyosis (3 causes), Atrophic vaginitis, Menopause (18 causes), Oestrogen deficiency

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    Medical News summaries about Sexual pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Sexual pain

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