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7. Intimacy Issues

Weight gainand other physical changes can make you feel unattractive around your partner. Don't let that lead to communication and intimacyproblems.

"Some people get embarrassed about being physically intimate," Kinney says. "The discharge will change. There's a potential for vulvar swelling. They feel very uncomfortable and don't feel they look attractive."

If you're having trouble broaching this topic with your partner, consider inviting your partner to an ob-gyn visit, particularly if you've discussed your intimacy issues with your doctor at a previous appointment.

"Having a provider say that these are all normal things can help," Kinney says.

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Reviewed on February 28, 2012

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