Discomfort During Intercourse Causes and just how It Impacts Fertility


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A cyst alone is not necessarily a fertility issue, but cysts can be caused by conditions (like PCOS and endometriosis) that do impact fertility. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): PID is another possible cause of painful sex, typically pain felt deeply as opposed to upon entry. PID symptoms can be similar to endometriosis and other diseases. of involuntary spasm of the vagina that causes pain during sexual intercourse.

Some women also feel pain during a vaginal examination. Homeopathy For Pain During Sex Homeopathic remedies, when appropriately prescribed by a qualified homeopath can really help this situation. Another possible cause of bad menstrual cramps that can also impact your fertility is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is caused by an infection in the reproductive organs, often an untreated or under-treated sexually transmitted infection. Dyspareunia refers to persistent or recurrent pain during sexual intercourse.

The causes may be physical or psychological. Dyspareunia can affect anyone, but it is more common in women, and up to. But, if you have a consistent burning pain during or right after sex, it’s worth it to investigate what the cause is, says Lauren Streicher, M.

You might experience mittelschmerz, which is a term that describes lower abdominal or pelvic pain linked to ovulation. Most of the time, this discomfort only lasts a few minutes or hours. Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) may be due to a variety of causes such as menopause, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, STDs and urinary tract infections.

The pain may be deep or short or long in duration. Identifying and treating the underlying cause can help alleviate the pain that occurs during intimacy. This tissue outside the uterus acts the same as it normally would in the uterus by thickening, being released, and bleeding when you have your menstrual cycle.

This causes pain and inflammation and. Pain during sex, or dyspareunia, can be a sign of an underlying health problem that may influence a woman’s fertility. Examples of such health issues include infections, endometriosis, and.

Doctors are unsure what causes this discomfort, though there are several theories: A tilted uterus can cause the cervix to sit differently in the vagina. The pain may be caused by the way the penis.

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These initially tiny adhesions can tighten the cervix at the opening to the uterus, making sperm transfer (whether through intercourse, IUI or IVF) more difficult and sometimes causing pain with deep intercourse.

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In addition to causing severe pelvic pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea) and in some cases, during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), endometriosis is the principal cause of female infertility around the world, according to surveys carried out by the World Health Organization.

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Common gynaecological causes include pregnancy-related pain, dysmenorrhoea, ovulation pain (Mittelschmertz), ovarian cysts and their complications, torsion of the ovary, PID, endometriosis and congenital uterine abnormalities, such as imperforate hymen.

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It is a common problem, occurring in roughly one in ten women of childbearing age, and it can cause infertility because of scarring, irritation and adhesion within the Fallopian tubes, preventing the smooth passage of the egg.

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The condition is hormonally stimulated during the reproductive years and can affect 25% to 35% of infertile women.1,2 Besides infertility, symptoms of endometriosis include pelvic pain, dyspareunia, abnormal uterine bleeding, and dysmenorrhea; however, some patients may be asymptomatic.

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Deep pelvic disorders such as infection, tumors, and cervical or uterine abnormalities can cause pain with intercourse.

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Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine prolapse, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids can all contribute to feelings of deep pain during intercourse.

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Endometriosis, the presence of uterine lining tissue outside the uterus, can be a painful chronic medical condition that causes chronic pain or pain during intercourse and during ovulation.

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This can lead to ovarian cysts, pain, chronic inflammation, scar formation, infertility, dysmenorrhoea and dyspareunia (painful intercourse).

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Pain during sex can be caused by a number of things – for instance endometriosis, a hormonal imbalance, pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse, adhesions and scarring from surgery, infection, as well as a history of episiotomy, cancer treatment, or pelvic trauma.

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Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • Thank you for doing a video on this, I have really severe endometriosis and for years I was told it was normal when I was in unbearable pain every day. I’m on the pill now and it’s helped a lot. It’s good to see awareness and information about this. I really want to get a laporascopy but I was told I shouldn’t get one unless I really have to

  • I’ve been to the ER 4 times in the last month from pelvic pain during intercourse and this last visit they did an ultrasound and found that everything looked normal. My primary doctor is only doing video chat calls and I can’t see a OBGYN because of COVID and don’t know what I should do. This pain began 3 months ago and was very sudden. From one day to the next the pain started during intercourse and has been intense pain. Should I get a second opinion? A vaginal ultrasound? Can this pain effect me negatively in the long run? I need help and no one will!:(

  • hello, My question is having sex with your partner and there is some pain during that moment not in stomach but in your vagina. what is it caused by?

  • its disturbing when people interrupt eachother, but its even more disturbing when its men interrupting a woman that is explaining something that they obviously dont know yet, thats just painful to watch

  • I got menarchy during the time of my 7 nth stndrd.After 4 mnths I have pain in every month, the first 4 hours I can’t tolerate my pain and cannot do anything even cannot stand frm my bed.But the pain lasts for only 4 hrs in the frst day only. I getting my prds in correct cycle.During the frst day I can’t go in school now Iam 23 and even I can’t do my daily routine.I consulted so many doctrs and scanned.But there is no prblm in the scannings.I tried allopathy,homepathy,ayurveda etc but no result ☹

  • Less pressure against the vaginal wall, increase rubbing type motion. Though too frequently desensitization, increased pressure to achieve expected stimuli, and back to problem one… Some people focus on cervical stimulation which is somewhat pointless without relocation of nerve endings and hyper concentration of the nerves in a specific region.

  • I really wanted her to speak more. Very dissapointing to see Dr. With such rude manners when they should know better. Could at least have respect and let her finish

  • As a woman I can relate. What she said makes sense. I personally feel like it is important to stop your partner and expel the air. Otherwise it’s uncomfortable and you can spend the whole time waiting for the activity to end….:-(

  • The only time I’ve ever had air escape (which let me know air had snuck up there in the first place) was with an ex of mine and he was…smaller than my previous but it still wasn’t bad but I think he wanted to do. dare I say, alot of big dick positions…and yeah, I try to forget that one night we were in the middle of it and ALL OF A SUDDEN I heard the loudest longest queef of my LIFE and if I was dying on the inside, soon as I saw his face I could just tell his ass was embarrassed. Now it was never painful during intercourse so that woman may need an ultrasound to figure out what’s wrong with HER but I definitely know that yes, this female Dr is spot on how air can travel up during intercourse and it was really pissing me off that how they not only kept interrupting her but also undermining her every time she spoke. But yeah, needless to say, ol dude felt kinda ashamed about his package deal lol

  • I think the lady had gas in her stomach before sex….not from sex, a man’s penis isn’t a air pump…maybe the meal she eat before sex…lol

  • Am so happy watching dis video, cos am facing de same problem i cnt enjoy myself having sex at all. i feel so much pain. can Doctor please tell me Wht to do?

  • In conclusion: No matter how old or educated a male is, the one thing he can’t shake off is the immaturity & fascination with the VAGINA. Sing it a thousand times a day guys! You will not feel the pain of hearing “it” anymore. )I( Eventually.

  • why do they keep interrupting her? she’s say really interesting stuff and they’re just raising their eyebrows at her and butting in.

  • I get exactly what she is talking about. Just bend over and spread em, suck in your lower stomach and push that air out. ������girl struggles.

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  • that old doctor really bunked a lotta anat classes to not know that the female genital tract connects the external environment to the peritoneal cavity, thus explaining the risk of PIDs in women.

  • I have not had sex in forever…. and im in a complicated relationship with the very same person i had sex with previously. soo idk whats going on there… he refuses because he thinks its incest lol but its not because we not related.. just because we have same ancestors/culture/nationality/.. does not make us related and is not incest also… i do want to have sex. the closest is sleeping next to him. smh

  • my days… i have had the gas pain which actually made me throw up, the pain was sooo damn intense even shooting pains came with it �������� gas is no damn joke!

  • First I’d like to agree with most of the previous comments the guys were a quite rude by not allowing her to finish speaking and/or interrupting her! Not nice,guys!!
    Now on the topic of “gas” during sex. I’ve been married for 50 years and during those MANY years the “gas” problem has happened quite a few times. However, the “gas” I experienced was only a small amount (each time) and it was ‘expelled’ right after hubby had “pulled-out” all the gas came out immediately after he did. The very first time it happened we both giggled a little because it DID sound a little like a tiny “lady fart” (?) Lol

  • She forgot to mention infection and all the serious conditions with the Cervix or entire Uterus that cause Pain during and after sex. She just stuck to what she knew. This was not informative at all. Having pain during and after sexual intercourse??.. PLEASE SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR THE CAUSE of this problem_Not a guest on a talk show with limited knowledge.

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  • The fallopian tubes are not actually attached to the ovaries hair like follicles grab the egg is it comes out and pushes it down the fallopian tube it’s a fallopian tubes are nowhere near the ovary the egg actually just goes out in to nowhere also explains some babies and the placenta develop outside the uterus

  • Uhm for starters these two make idiots would have done gynea/obs during their medical round training so why they both keep interrupting and sounding so stupid makes me want to slap them out…. sheeeesh

  • The older doctor was trying to he funny, but came across like a douche.Seemed disrespectful to her commentary like it was a debate and they kept cutting her off, wtf!!???

  • Well mostly when in doggy style it hurts so he has to take it out and reinsert it bc I keep saying he’s sitting something and it hurts. What’s he hitting that hurts?

  • I know that when that happened to me and I started to feel cramps my body was pushing my boyfriend out bc it hurt so so bad and I had never felt that type of pain before to the point that me and my boyfriend had to stop and about 2 or 3 weeks later I had found out that I was pregnant. Thar is one of the early signs that alot of women don’t know about and I didn’t know this was an early sign of pregnancy until it happen to me

  • Those guys are so insensitive! Especially that old guy. What’s wrong with some people, they cannot distinguish between a genuine serious issue and a joke? I wonder what makes people take anything related to sex as a joke!? (with the exception of their girl cheating on them, i suppose).
    Anyway, gas in the abdomen feels very different, so when a girl says gas pain, it’s very different from the gas pain guys experience because gas goes to the uterus and that is extremely painful. It happens to me every period, so I understand what pain she is talking about.

  • I refered to doctor at Chennai Apollo as I suffer from painful period once or twice in five days of period.i feel vomiting go to latrin n sometimes head spinning. I was told by doctor to reduce weight then it will be solved. Help me what m I suffering

  • OH MY GOSH! I JUST LEARNED MY ISSUE!!!! I know that this is my issue because the pain the doctor describe and the feeling are to a tee! ��

  • This seemed sort of rude and cringeworthy. Why invite het if you’re going to undermine everything she says? Sheesh. She handled it well though.

  • That old guy is an arrogant bastard for questioning & trying to devalue her expertise, not only as an educated OBGYN, but also as a women with a vagina who knows her stuff.

  • Vaginal pain can also be caused by coarse or dry penis skin. So it’s best to make sure your man uses a penis skin moisturizer every day. I use one called Man1 Man Oil and my wife is amazed by the difference. She no longer has discomfort down there and our sex life is better. Keep this in mind.

  • Mam my wife feel heavy period and excessive pain during that time. She get up many consultant check up and have taken medicine too but all in vain. Can you tell me what may be the causes of excess bleeding and pain
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  • Mate, they are just completely dismissing the diagnosis??? The point here is that it’s unusual and not the normal hence why the diagnosis is unusual.

  • +thedoctorstv Thanks for a vid on a female-exclusive gas problem. The ovaries and Fallopian tubes are gapped much like a scale-up of synapses in the nervous system, which explains the occasional pressurized peritoneum.

  • What about the size of the guy’s penis? I never used to get a cramping feeling in my abdomen with my ex who was a bit under average, but with my new partner I do and he’s a bit over average. I wonder if size plays a part in the abdominal discomfort..

  • This usually happens doing doggy style position for me sometimes…would love to have heard her finish what she was tryn to say tho

  • i have nothing against male doctors but i find it so rude how these male doctors are totally disregarding what she is saying, like they have vaginas lol not to say you got to have one to know about this topic gas but why question her as though she is not as competent.

  • Yes it’s possible for air to go up. This happens to me sometimes when me and my husband have sex. It’s uncomfortable and hurts if I don’t push the air out. Yes it sounds like a queef lol but that’s the only way it won’t hurt anymore.

  • my sister have period problem…. when she was class 7, started her period unlimited.. she uses pill name desoline… today 2020 still she uses that pills… if she stops her pill… for one day period start that day and stop until she take pill… in bangladesh many doctors see her but could”t give any sollution

  • i had unprotected sex he pulled out but i think that his sperm is half way inside then 3 days later i had my period could i be pregnant?

  • I went to the NHS explaining that I have very severe cramps that make me throw up, get diarrhoea, it it impossible for me to get out of bed except when I need to go to the toilet to vomit my guts….Most of the time I lay on the floor praying for the pain to go away or to die on the spot. But they said that it is normal and all experience that. Funnily none of mg family member or friends n3ver experience such a pain. Thanks NHS for their professionalism and really go to the core of the issue….I will just carry on with that prescribed pill with cancer and other deadly side effects all my life!!

  • Can painful sex be because of 13mm polyp in womb? Or sciatica I had 6 months ago? All my appointments are cancelled because of Convid-19 pandemic. I’m frustrated.