Daily Health Tips: Why Do I Feel Pain During Sexual Intercourse?


Q: Good day doctor,l got married last year august and that month happen to be my first time of having sex, am a female and since then have been having painful sexual intercourse. Have been to the hospital , the doctor said this can be as a result of tight vaginal passage, inadequate lubrication or lack of affection. l was given xylocaine gel to aid my vaginal lubrication even with the use of this the pain is still there. l went back to see the doctor. He sent me to do HVS test with which CANDIDA ALBICAN was identified and l was given CLOTRIMAZOLE VAGINAL TABLET to use with which the pain is still there. DOCTOR, what else can l do?

Q: Hello Dr, I just got married and I always have pain in my bladder during sexual intercourse. What should I do? And what is the cause? Kindly help me please.

A: Pain during sexual intercourse is more common with women but can also happen in men. The first question above was sent in by a woman and the second one was sent in by a man. This condition is called dyspareunia in medicine.

Dyspareunia is a condition in which one experiences pain during or after sexual intercourse. In women, the cause may be due to:
• Vaginismus: a condition in which the vaginal muscles go into spasms when an attempt is made at penetration.
• Lack of adequate lubrication eg due to hasty foreplay etc
• Infections of the vagina (like candidiasis as mentioned in the question) or urinary tract can also cause pain during sexual intercourse.
• Injuries/wounds to the vagina
• Emotional issues like stress or emotional disconnect from partner.
• Fibroids around the vagina or cervix

In men, the cause of this problem could be due to:
• Infection of the urethra (the tube which conveys urine from the bladder out of the body and also conveys semen out during ejaculation)
• Infection of the prostate gland.
• Infections, some of which may be due to STI
• Emotional issues may also be involved eg feelings of guilt.

Treatment depends on cause. If due to infections, they have to be treated. If it’s due to lack of lubrication, that has to be handled. Some lubricating gels may be suggested. If no physical cause can be seen and the problem appears to be emotional, some counseling may be required. Understanding that when people get married, they are actually two ‘strangers’ trying to get to know each other, should form part of the incentive for slowing down and trying to find out what pleases each member of the union.

For related topics, please click on https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/08/22/daily-health-tips-why-am-i-not-into-my-husband/

Have a great night, y’all 😀

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3 Responses to Daily Health Tips: Why Do I Feel Pain During Sexual Intercourse?

  1. Christina says:

    Good day doctor my daughter complains about her hand aching day by day but I don’t know what is this doctor.

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  3. Reblogged this on chatwithketch and commented:

    Q: Hello Dr., my girlfriend has pains anytime we make love. She can’t even stand it for five minutes. What could be the problem?

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