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What causes pain with intercourse and vaginal pain? 7 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

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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3

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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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

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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7

Bartholin's Abscess

Bartholin's abscesses occur when the Bartholin's glands, located on either side of the opening of the vagina, become obstructed and infected. If the gland becomes blocked, a cyst will usually form first.

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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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