Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

Related Conditions

  • Kegel Training / Pelvic Floor Tightening
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic Pain

What is Painful Sex?

Painful intercourse can occur for reasons that range from structural problems to psychological concerns. Many women have painful intercourse at some point in their lives. The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh), defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Talk to your doctor if you're having painful intercourse. Treatments focus on the cause, and can help eliminate or lessen this common problem.

Other ways to describe this: 

  • C-Section Scar Pain & Complications
  • Episiotomy Scars
  • Dyspareunia
  • Hip Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse 


Common and Treatable 

What others say about Postpartum Recovery:

  • "My c-section scar is tight and tender."
  • "I’m afraid I’ll never have sex again."
  • "My whole body feels weak."


Treatment Options

If you are wanting to know more about treatment options for your pelvic floor, due to anything noted above, take a look at the IntiMD options available to improve the overall wellness of your pelvic floor.

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