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What causes pain with intercourse and vaginal discharge? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Postmenopausal Atrophic Vaginitis

Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis normally occurs after menopause. The condition can lead to increased vaginal infections and may make sexual intercourse painful.

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2

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infections cause irritation, itching, swelling, and discharge. Most women will get an infection at least once in their life.

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3

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the reproductive organs in women. It's marked by pain in the abdomen, especially during urination or sex.

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4

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that affects warm, moist areas of the body. Early symptoms include pain when urinating and discharge.

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5

Inflammation of the Cervix (Cervicitis)

Cervicitis is when your cervix is inflamed due to an infection, allergy, sensitivity, or childbirth.

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6

Urethritis

Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.

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7

Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a condition in which healthy cells on the cervix undergo abnormal changes. Read about risk factors and treatment.

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8

Cervical Cancer Overview and History

Cervical cancer was once a leading cause of death among U.S. women. That's no longer the case. Learn the causes of and outlook for this disease.

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9

Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that should be treated quickly in order to avoid complications. It is caused by bacteria that are usually spread through sexual contact. People with chlamydia often don't hav...

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10

Endometrial Cancer (Cancer of the Uterine Endometrium)

Cancer of the uterine endometrium, or endometrial cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the inner lining of your uterus called the endometrium.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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