Pain or Discomfort During Sex? What You Can Do

Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, so if you're feeling pain when you are with your partner, it's something you should probably pay attention to. Pain during sex could indicate a few issues, including vaginal dryness, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal tears, or you could have pain due to a yeast infection. If you have pain and discomfort when you have sex, you should make an appointment with a local gynecologist for an exam and to discuss what you have been feeling so you can get to the bottom of whatever is going on. Read on for a few things you can do if you are having pain during sex.

Use Vaginal Wipes For Yeast Infections

If you suspect it's a yeast infection, you can treat it with vaginal wipes made to treat these kinds of infections. Using a vaginal wash can also help with a yeast infection. Flushing out the toxins from your body by drinking plenty of water may also be helpful to you. Be sure you are washing yourself properly after having sex and change your clothing as needed, including your underwear after sweating or being wet to prevent yeast from forming to begin with.

Try Using Petroleum Jelly

If you experience vaginal dryness, sex can be very painful. You can typically use a product, such as petroleum jelly, to help add moisture and to prevent vaginal tearing, which can occur if you try to have sex while being too dry. Be sure to wash after sex and use these types of products to clean your vagina in order to prevent other issues, such as yeast infections, from occurring.

Get Tested For STD's

An STD, such as vaginal warts or even gonorrhea, can cause you pain during sex, or even pain while urinating as well. If you suspect you have an STD, or you have had unprotected sex recently, you should get tested for these at your gynecologist's office. Head to the gynecologist for an exam so they can give you the required treatment for your STD. Be sure you always have protected sex, not just to protect yourself against getting pregnant, but to protect yourself against STDs as well.

If you have pain or discomfort during sex, you should make an appointment with the gynecologist to see what may be going on. Do what you can on your end to protect yourself against STDs and to ensure you are cleaning your vagina to prevent issues such as yeast infections or other types of infections.

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Handling High Risk Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Although my first pregnancy was uneventful, my second was more of a struggle. It was riddled with bouts of severe and lasting morning sickness, blood sugar problems, and many more complications. Finding myself immersed in care for what became a high-risk pregnancy was scary, and I didn't have anyone I could talk to about my fears. I did a lot of research on my own in addition to talking with my doctors. Now that my child has arrived, I wanted to share what I learned with others who may be facing the same thing. I hope that the information here helps you to talk with your OBGYN about your concerns and to understand your pregnancy a little better.



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