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    Hi, I have a son who is 16 months. When I was in labour I didnt tear, the midwife cut me, then I was stitched up. Since I had my son I am finding it very painful when having sex with my partner. It is extremely painful during and after sex. I do have some days were it is ok but it is very painful most of the time. I have been to my GP and she just said it is thrush, I have used all the creams but it is still painful. I know for a fact it is not thrush. I have had to put up with this for almost a year and I just cant put up with it anymore. It is really putting strain on our relationship and I just want to be able to have sex as normal. I really hope you can help me x





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    Hello, i cried when i read this comment. What you are describing is exactly what i have been going through & my daughter is two next month. my birth was horrific & i was also cut without pain relief. we would like another baby but i am so scared that i will do more damage, not only that i dont know how on earth i will get pregnant when we barely have sex. Sorry to hear your going through this too, but it seems your not alone. Gooduck! xx

    ZHi had,my daughter 2 years ago the birth was horrific to say the least so many things went wrong,I had to hav a cut aswell as the babys head was really swollen and she was stuck,the cut was so painfull and done so fast that it has never heeled properly I still get pain from it and sex is painfull,they told me that I had been stitched up too much and said I had to go in and get it rectified but I refused and hav been put of having another baby which upsets me,I read somewhere the more u keep trying to hav sex and relax it gets easier and its working!

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    Im 21 and have been having periods since i was 12 to start with they were ok, then became painful and very heavy, i was put on tablets to help, which they didnt, nowadays they are very irregular can last anywhere between 2-10 days and can come evey 2 weeks they are also very painful and heavy again, and cause a pain on my right side, i have had ultra sound and test but nothing has been found, please help its painful and annoying thanks





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    hi, im 16 i lost my virginity a little less than 2 weeks ago, and i felt finer and passed urine fine, until things speed up during intercourse one night i really needed a wee,when i had almost finished i felt a burning sensation and its really painful this has lasted about 7 days now, but its not painful during intercourse only seems painful during the end of my pee, im scared to tell my mum as she doesnt know i am sexually active. please help!





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    Sounds like a urinary tract infection. Buy some cranberry tablets, drink cranberry juice and ask the pharmacist for some over the counter medicine. Always wee straight after sex.

    I had painful intercourse especially on the left side. Went to the gynid and she said that I have cyst on my ovaries. The gyniremove both the ovaries. Still after the op I had painful intercourse on the left side. The doctor then did a Posterior repair operation very painful for the first three weeks. I still have painful intercourse especially on the left side. I am now really to scared to even have intercourse.





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    Hi I'm 18 and I have had sex around three times. I heard that sex gets less painful after the first few times but I'm sure my first few times were a lot more painful and they were supposed to be. It felt like I was being stabbed. Before I had sex for the first time, I was fingered which was also horribly painful. Now, I do not have sex but whenever I am fingered, it hurts and find myself tensing because I am scared of the pain which makes it worse. How can I stop this pain? Is this normal? Am I too small?





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    Hi, The thing is that vaginismus causes a situation where once you go through pain (in my case it was having a gyno exam) once the fear is there it is very difficult to get rid of. It is a psycho-sematic problem. I doubt whether you have a physical problem. There is plenty of help out there e.g. hypnotherapy , the vagi-wave , a glass of wine, but the thing is to relax and not get over anxious and fearful...easier said then done I know from my own experience. Good Luck (P

    someone please help.. ive had an itch down below, discharge and very very very painful intercourse for about 8months now, ive been to the doctor about 4 times, ive been tested for everything and the only thing they can find is thrush. ive tried every type of over the counter thrust treatment out there, and my doc has had me on oral tablets once a week for 3 months now and there is no change, it clears up for a day and comes back and evn in that day intercourse is so painful. i actually dont know what to do anymore im completely losing faith in my doctor. please help ps.. when its intercourse its only painful around the enterance





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    I feel totally lost and don't know what to do - I am almost 60 and have had a long history of problems starting with very painful periods from the age of 12 several D & C ops in my 20's difficult childbirth,ovarian cyst, Endometriosis, total hysterectomy and ovaries removed at 33 Further operations prolapse bladder, colon, vaginia - now severe diverticulitis which meant part of my colon was removed 3 years ago. Since then my life has been hell. I suffer from painful bowel movements every day - fissures that never heal! blood in my stools, blood clots, now painful urination and sex is history. It is too sore and painful. I live on a diet of lactulose, suppositries,, veg soup and fruit but it does not heal even with all the creams etc.What is wrong with my body? It is sore, painful and embarrassing and costing me a lot of money to get help only to be told it is polyps or another anal prolapse - Can you help or tell me who can help me?





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    hi to be honest I didnt think that there was anyone else with the same symptons as myself. I find it increasingly difficult maintaining a job, I too would welcome any advice from any quarter and good luck patricia and thank you as I now know that I am not the only person with this complaint.best wishes. .

    I am 21 years old and intercourse has been very painful for years now. It is so painful for me that my partner and I can't have intercourse. It isn't a problem of bad lubrication, but once half way inside it is very sore and painful. I can feel he is inside but it has never been pleasurable for me. I am currently on the injection which makes my Sexual drive non - existent and this is upsetting to me that I can't perform for my partner. Does anyone else have this? Would it be worth seeing a doctor?





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    hey, im 17 and me and my boyfriend have tried to have sex,but it is very painful!he finds it very difficult to insert because i find it extremely painful :/ im not sure if lubrication will help or it could be something else hmm...





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    I was like this and i went to my doctor and they told me to try KY Jelly and it helped a lot

    hi im a 32 yr old female and sex is very painful wit my boyfriend as he is very large in dat appartment is der anything i can do to make it less painful and i can enjoy sex again





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    hi , im 17 and for a while now my breasts have been incredibly painful . i cant feel any lumps but it is normal too painful and so have to stop . my boyfriend has also tired to see if there are any bumps but it also got too painful and so he had to stop . however , they are always painful which is why i am getting so confused . i am on the pill as well as some other tablets including some anti depressents . im not sure if i should go to the doctors about it or not . any help would be great , thanks .





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    im 16 & a virgin, I had to have an internal swab last year but it was really painful so couldnt be done, i've tryed using tampons as well but its just too painful, will sex be as painful?





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    By internal swab you mean a PAP test, yes? I also found my first few PAP tests to be very painful and I thought that was normal until I got a different doctor. Find a different doc or ask him/her to be very gentle as you find it painful. Take a couple advil before you go to take the edge off, and then grit your teeth. It sucks but it's important to do for your health. Anyway, no, sex won't hurt. What I assume caused your pain was the scraping of the cervix which a penis shouldn't do. Depending on your depth and your partner's size you may feel some mild discomfort during deep thrusts but if your partner is gentle and you are adequately aroused it should not be a big problem. Just ask any partner you have to take it slow at first and if it hurts, stop and try something else for a while.

    I've got 3 verrucas the most painful one is on the ball of my foot ssssssssooooooo painful had them for a couple of years they just got worse recently. On another website someone suggested putting black nail varnish over them as it blocks out the light that they need to grow ive been doing this for a few weeks and its actually working! they've shrunk and the most painful one is half as painful! so try it its cheap and it works! just perserve with it everytime u've worn shoes it will rub off so paint it again and so on good luck! : )





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    Hi, I'm 18 and sex is always painful. It feels like he's hitting something inside me and its uncomfortable, sometimes not painful, but sometimes very painful. I've never had a child and the pain doesn't start very far in. I've tried many things such as different positioning etc but nothing is working. This is becoming quite a problem for me. Can someone please help me solve this?





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    For some years I have had epidermoid cysts on my labia. Just as you describe they feel like lumps in the skin, they get more tender and painful as they grow, but they don't really have a 'head'. Sometimes they go down by themselves, sometimes they burst, and sometimes I have squeezed them till they burst as they can be so painful. I saw a gynaecologist recently as I'd had one that was really bad, and she said just to get antibiotics if they seem inflamed or infected, and to take painkillers if they're painful. I was hoping they could be removed, but she said it wasn't a good idea as I could be left with painful scar tissue, and they might not be able to get the whole cyst out anyway.

    I have lichen planus but in my mouth,i have had it for six years and it can be very painful,so painful it brings tears to my eyes,brushing my teeth,eating and drinking can be painful,nothing has worked and it sometimes gets me down! but generally i just put up with it,facing the fact nothing can be done.





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    you should get hot water and lots of salt and mix it spit it around your mouth and then gargle it i hope i helped

    Hi im 32 with 3 children since having my second child when I go for my smear I find it very painful . Last time I had I literally had to be held down . Why is it so painful ? The nurse said that maybe my cervix was right at the back and they would be able to pull it forward which sounds very painful . Can I be put to sleep so a doctor can take a look to see what the problem is ?





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    You may have a tilt. You should speak to your GP who will be able to refer you to have it investigated. I think this is a reasonably common issue and they will be used to dealing with it . Don't worry.

    Ive spoke to my doctor before and they haven't really done anything . I really dont want to be looked at without anaesthetic or something as it is really painful . Do you think I should keep asking ? Thankyou for your reply

    I saw the last episode of EB and I think I've got Endo. My symptoms are painful sex (feels like the penis hits an end in my vagina and it's very painful plus it really stings when I go to the toilet or even try to have a shower after...)Also painful and heavy periods that start with a brown, light bleed. After the show I finally don't feel like the odd one out :)





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    I had painful periods since 11yr old. At 15 i was diagnosed with endo and was put on the pill to tri-cycle with. I had 3 laposcopies were they lazer it away. I then had 2 children, second pregnancy I fell pregnant with twins but lost one of them early on. After the ssecond birth my peroids returned heavy and more painful than before. Sex has always been painful and very painful after which could last for 2 to 3 days with stomach pain etc. They fitted me with the marina(coil) and although that has stoped my periods, the pain issue with sex has not stop and i am at the point were i would rather not have it at all.Waht can i do?





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    Hi I'm 17 I've been if a serious relationship for 3 years now at the start of the relationship we had a healthy sex life and it wasn't painful however it has recently started to become increasingly painful and it is having an affect on my partner because I never want to have sex and when I do it is painful I don't know what to do I don't feel normal and I don't know what there is that I can do to sort it out





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    hi, i have the exact same problem, and have never been able to find out what the problem is,... did you ever find out what was wrong?

    I have had HS for a couple of years now and was only diagnosed as i had to tell the doctor what it was. I am on strong tablets and have been put on 2000mg of penicillin a day, for a weeks trial, it has helped but still so painful. I have been thinking about the laser hair removal as it has seemed to help some people and it seems a less painful procedure. just so glad im not the only one suffering with this extremely painful and embarrassing condition.





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    hi, i am 14 and for about 5 years i have been getting boils between my laps and they become very large and painful sometimes they pop and it is very painful when i walk, recently ive been getting the same boils on my bum area making it difficult to sit and i also get very painful boils underneath my boobs especially my right one but they very painful and leave massive scars and dead skin and they are so embarrassing and i have had enough... I've been to the doctors a lot about it and been told to loose weight but i lost weight but its still there,been given creams and antibiotics and am lost as to what to do it is just so uncomfortable and it makes me really self conscious and embarrassed... please tell me what i can do about it. Thank you.





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    they are probably ingrowing hairs, i get them about 2 days after shaving and sometimes just every now and again, i use tweezers to GENTLY pull the hair out of the skin, u may end up getting a bit of scarring though!

    I have the same problem Helpppppp

    I am 14 and my labia gets red, swollen and very painful after horse riding or riding a bike. It will be very red and painful to touch and to walk as the two sides rub together. It can stay like this for days and it's so painful while I am riding. I haven't told anyone about it but I don't know if there's actually something wrong please help!





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    If you're shaving the area, I'm wondering if this could be caused by the labia rubbing against the stubble? Pubic hair does serve a purpose - it acts as a "dry lubricant" to prevent chafing around the genitals like you're experiencing. If you think it might help, stop shaving for a few weeks, and see if that fixes the problem.

    i have 3 helix peircings and all of them are still very painful and keep crusting and one of them is very painful and bleeding and well as weeping what should i do i have had them for a good month now alsomy conch ive had done for 2 months with a gun and its literelly been engulfed in crustation and its painful???? and my belly button ive had for 2 years and its still bleeding ive changed it for a ring and i still have a red lump ?? help haha





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    I'd say you're replacing your piercings too often, when a piercing's not fully healed replacing it can open the wound and the whole healing process starts again, just try not to play with them or replace them and only touch them to clean them.

    Hey, I'm 17 years old, and have had sex with a few guys. Sex has always been comfortable for myself, not that I have actually ever really orgasmed but has not been painful. For the last two partners I have been Sex has began to feel painful, and I leak a water type substance ( definitely not cum as It is painful) it actually gets to the point where I'm so wet the bed has been soaked and I can no longer feel the guy, and it affects my partner too. Please help I have been to the doctor twice and they had no idea what was wrong, I'm very confused and embarrassed to have sex.





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    i had this when i was 16 also. i went to the E.R becuz it started like dat & after awhile i had so much pain. i couldnt walk or even sleep. when i went to the E.R i found out that i had a uti(Urinary tract infection), which isnt sexually transmitted and an std (chlamydia). i cried so hard becuz i never thought it would be me.They treated me at the hospital based on my symptoms and called me the next day to confirm that it was. My mom never found out .

    Hi, when me and my boyfriend have sex it's extreemly painful. He is rather large, and i wasn't a virgin when i first slept with him. When him and i Play with eachother it's amazing, and i really want to have sex, but when it comes to sex, i change my mind. It really fustrates me due to the fact that my boyfriend is 5 years older than me. I love him to bit's and he say's that he's not in any rush for him and i to have sex again because he want's me to feel comfortable. Please help, i really want to know if this is normal, because EVERY time we have sex, it's really really painful during and we actually normally have to stop because it's so painful.





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    Hi...I've had these but just down one side, I have about five but one was really big and painful. A lady doctor at my local surgery removed the large one yesterday,The needle was painful but did not feel anything after that, the hole it left was large so needed 5 stitches, they disolve and tho a little tender today, I am great, I go back in 3 weeks and she will burn the others off which won't be painful, I'm so happy that I decided to go to my GP.

    Hi, I've had clicking joints for a very long time and while I know the clicking isn't an issue, it's my knees. These can get very painful and the pain will often stop if I sit down and click them. However, it can be very painful to walk and they won't always click. Could this be anything other than the build up of gas in the joint capsule? Also, I get very painful hips when horse back riding.





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    I had an operation to straighten my little finger about three years ago. Would never have had it done if I'd have known what it was like. Terrible stitches - very painful having them out because the nerves in my finger had been damaged and still painful to touch now. Wasn't painful before the operation - just bent.





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    I had a pilonidal sinus about 3 months ago. It was about the most painful thing i have ever experienced. I couldn't sit or walk or run or lie comfortably. It only took me a week to realize that it was too painful for me to deal with, so I went to hospital thinking I'd hurt my coxcyx. I found myself having surgery that very evening to get the thing drained. At first I had painful 'packing' done everyday for about 3 weeks,until it healed 2 months later. However, since these things nearly always come back I've since had another operation called a Karydakis Flap. Simple and quick, but unfortunatly quite painful and slow healing. Infections are likely and I'm on anti biotics. But it was definatly all worth it since now I'm not likely to have any more trouble with it.





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