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Painful Intercourse

It may be an intimate problem, but it’s not an uncommon one: Nearly three out of four women experience painful intercourse at some point in their lives. Painful sex, or dyspareunia, may happen before, during, or after sex. When the problem is persistent or recurrent, it’s important to rule out or uncover any underlying conditions. From his first-rate practice in Arcadia, California, Foothill Urogenital Health, board-certified urologist Dr. Alan Yamada provides comprehensive care for women affected by painful intercourse. If you live in the San Gabriel Valley or surrounding area, call the oce to schedule an appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dyspareunia is the medical term used for painful vaginal intercourse that occurs either frequently or all the time. It may involve feeling genital pain at any point just before, during, or after intercourse.

Common symptoms of the condition may include:

  • Pain during sexual penetration
  • Pain that emerges following normal intercourse
  • Burning or aching pain in the vaginal canal
  • Throbbing pain that lasts long after intercourse

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