Also known as Dyspareunia and Painful intercourse
Dyspareunia (from Greek meaning "badly mated") is painful sexual intercourse, due to medical or psychological causes. The symptom is significantly more common in women than in men, affecting up to one-fifth of women at some point in their lives. The causes are often reversible, even when long-standing, but self-perpetuating pain is a factor after the original cause has been removed.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of pain during intercourse are vaginismus, vaginitis, and vulvodynia. Other possible causes, such as ovarian cyst, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with pain during intercourse, 48% report having pelvic pain, 45% report having painful urination, and 43% report having sharp abdominal pain.
Patients with pain during intercourse often receive pelvis exam, urinalysis, examination of breast, rectal examination, ultrasonography, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), chlamydia test and standard pregnancy test .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain during intercourse include fluconazole (diflucan), estradiol, metronidazole, terconazole topical, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol, sildenafil (viagra), nonoxynol 9 topical, vardenafil (levitra), tadalafil (cialis), clobetasol topical, phentolamine, papaverine and tolnaftate topical .
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Groups of people at highest risk for pain during intercourse include age 30-44 years race/ethnicity = hispanic. On the other hand, age 75+ years, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get pain during intercourse.