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‘Sex with my new husband is very painful. What is wrong?’

‘Sex with my new husband is very painful. What is wrong?’

Newlywed Georgina feels pain when she’s having sex. She’s always had discomfort during sex, but sex with her husband really hurts her. They’ve tried different positions but nothing alleviates the pain. Why is sex so painful for her?

My advice:

You’re not going to have sex if you’re in pain and sex is an important part of a marriage. This is really a men’s health show, but it takes two to have sex. So, we’re going to figure out why sex hurts for you for your sake and for your husband’s sake.

I’m wondering if you have enough estrogen? You may not be lubricating enough and low estrogen can be a cause of this. Not producing enough lubricant can lead to pain during sex. Vaginal dryness is a big problem for women and a leading cause of it is nerves. You may just not be comfortable with sex.

But, you’re telling me that you’re lubricated when you’re having sex. It’s the actual act of intercourse that hurts. Not just deep penetration, but at all times. And where it hurts is inside of you.

You could have an infection. But, as you say it’s been going on for years and it’s never been this bad. So, an infection isn’t the likely culprit.

You could easily have a condition called endometriosis. Endometriosis is when the uterine lining is actually inside the belly. That’s one of the main causes of pain during intercourse if it’s not a lubrication issue and it’s not an infection.

It’s also important to check if you’ve got some scar tissue in your vaginal canal. You need to go to a gynecologist. You need the doctor to check for scar tissue, infections, and endometriosis.

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