Pain during intercourse has a certain background: psychological or organic. The latter includes vaginal, uterine, adnexal or pelvic diseases. The most threatening ones among them are uterine oncopathology, inflammation of uterine tubes, bursting of a cyst and ovarian apoplexy. All the mentioned conditions must be examined by a gynecologist, with subsequent prescription of treatment.
In some cases, sex can be painful under the influence of these or those factors. This phenomenon is referred to as dyspareunea. Often, pain can be experienced even the next day after sex. Causes of dyspareunea can be either physical or psychological. The latest includes moral unpreparedness to sex, emotional disaffection for the partner, previous stress, including negative sexual experience. Special attention should be given to vaginism – reflexory contraction of vaginal muscles, which has a nervous background and can cause pain during and after coitus. Let us pass to more detailed study of organic factors of dyspareunea.