Dyspareunia describes pain during sexual intercourse.
It is not a disease, but rather a symptom of a core physical or psychological
condition. A woman suffering from dyspareunia may experience mild or severe
pain in almost any area of the vagina, pelvic region.
Symptoms of Dyspareunia
Most women with dyspareunia experience pain upon penetration. Other symptoms
- Entry pain
- Pain with any penetration (including a tampon)
- Sudden pain after intercourse
- Deep pain during thrusting
- Burning pain
- Aching pain
Causes of Dyspareunia
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