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Pain During Sex Directory

Sex pain can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital herpes. In many cases, a woman can experience painful intercourse if there is not sufficient vaginal lubrication, which may be related to menopause. Other causes include include vaginal infections, intercourse too soon after surgery or childbirth, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Treatment may include estrogen creams or other prescription medications, and if there is no underlying medical cause, therapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about Sex Pain, possible causes of sex pain, diagnosis of sex pain, treatment of sex pain, and much more.

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