Dyspareunia is a distressing female genital disorder characterized by pain during or after coitus involving the labia, vagina or pelvis.
There are two types of dyspareunia: primary which affect the vagina itself in the abscence of pelvic pathology and secondary which involves problems in the pelvis other than the vagina.1
- Causes of primary dyspareunia include hormone changes in menopause, Sjogrens syndrome, diabetes, psychological conditions, and nutritional deficiencies.
- Causes of secondary dyspareunia include problems with uterus, bowel disease, urinary tract infection, uterine prolapse, and pelvic disease such as endometriosis and cancer.
Q: How common is dypareunia?
A: Dyspareunia is the most common cause of pelvic pain in women.2
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