(Closed) XP: Pain during sex- PCOS or Endo?

posted 8 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have endometriosis along with pelvic congestion.  Both of mine are known to cause pain during sex.  You should talk to your doctor to see if there is any way that they think you can manage it.  The best non medical way to work with it is to find positions that don’t hurt as much or at all.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Once you’ve ruled out medical problems try getting adjusted by a chiropractor.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I have endometriosis, and the tip off was that sex was painful. I would get it checked out with your doctor!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have PCOS and have never had pain during sex. I’ve never heard of that being a problem with the condition.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I ditto the endo and pain during sex! I also have been told that birth control can exasperate the problem at hand. Scar tissue could be to blame, along with general inflammation. 

Pretty sure, for me, it’s endo plus bc combination. None of this was an issue when I was 19 but since being diagosed (and the onslaught of medications) it’s gotten worse.

My doctor was able to suggest positions that may help, but for me, the best remedies are a glass of wine, making sure there is no anxiety (maybe anxiety causes a flare up or something, who knows), sticking a pillow under my butt, and using silicone lube.

I don’t know about PCOS, but I did have a few cysts that caused pressure on my left side and it used to hurt more on that side than the other…..so you very well could have some cysts. They aren’t too big of a deal–they can aspirate the fluid out or remove them surgically.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Find a good doctor, someone you can talk to honestly and openly. If that doesn’t help, maybe try acupuncture.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have PCOS and it has never caused pain during sex! Usually PCOS has no pain associated with it (they are very small cysts that accumulate on your ovaries).

Other larger ovarian cysts have been associated with pain.

Many things can cause this pain you speak of including having a full bladder or colon.

Talk to a doctor about your symptoms and they should be able to help you better than we can.

Post # 10
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Another thing that could cause pain during sex is a bladder condition.  If you have bladder problems (like Interstitial Cystitis), that can cause pain during sex.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Do you have any other symptoms besides pain during sex? I guess if you are on BC then that could alleviate the symptoms though so I’m sure it could be hard to tell. I did have pain during sex prior to my endo surgery – turns out one of my ovaries was adhered to my uterus so that explains that. Does it happen every time, or is it every once in awhile? Is it sharp pain or a dull achey sort of pain? I ask because with the endo it was a dull achey sort of pain, but we think that a cyst ruptured one of the times during because it was just insanely sharp pain all of a sudden.

Either way, definitely consult your doctor. Pain in the lady department like that is not something anyone should ignore!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have endo, controlled by mirena IUD. Sex can be painful for me if he goes too deep and hits my cervix. I find using my legs and hips to change the angle and depth of penetration can stop the pain. Communication is the key though, you need to talk about what feels good or not.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have endometriosis and was diagnosed when I was 14, I am 22 now and have been on birth control for 8 years now….sex hurts…not EVERY time, but literally, 4/5 times it does…especially afterwards, I cramp like crazy, to the point where it feels like I’m going to start my period, BUT i don’t have a period, they also stopped that years ago because my cramps were so bad they kept putting me in the hospital from passing out…I have it on my left ovary, and rectal wall…definitely have it checked out, you can’t be 100% sure if it’s endo though unless you have laproscopic surgery, but most obgyn doctors can go by your symptoms and “hopefully” treat it with BC…if not that, then, surgery. Hope this helps!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have PCOS too and no pain. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Please see a doctor.  The pain might or might not be related to sex or a medical condition.  (Even if it is not something medical, your doctor might be able to answer some questions about sex.)

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