Pain During Intercourse Topic Guide
Pain During Intercourse: Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or after sexual intercourse. Pain during intercourse may be due to a variety of causes. Treatment of the underlying cause can alleviate pain during intercourse.
Interstitial Cystitis Interstitial cystitis (IC or inflammation of the bladder) causes pain, urinary frequency, incontinence, painful urination, urgency, and nocturia. The cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown. As there is no cure for IC, treatment may involve dietary changes, quitting smoking, exercise, bladder training, medication, or surgery.
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