- Intercourse too soon after surgery or childbirth
- Inadequate lubrication
- Prostate inflammation in men
- Irritation from condoms or feminine hygiene products
- STDs, bladder infections, or vaginal infections
There are as many treatments as there are causes, but many people can be helped in the following ways.
- Wait at least six weeks after childbirth.
- Use water-based lubricants, such as K-Y Jelly and Astroglide.
- If infection is the cause of the problem, medications are available from your health care provider.
Refer to the Sexual Problems in Women topic on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website to learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for sexual problems in women.
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