Sharp Pain During Sex

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Alternative Names

Painful sexual intercourse; Dyspareunia


Home Care

For painful intercourse in women after pregnancy:

  • Wait at least 6 weeks after childbirth before resuming sexual relations.
  • Be gentle and patient.
  • Use lubrication as needed.

For vaginal dryness/inadequate lubrication:

  • Try water-based lubricants.
  • If you are going through menopause and lubricants don't work, talk to your doctor about estrogen creams or other prescription...
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