Painful Deep Penetration During Sexual Intercourse

What Causes Painful Deep Penetration During Sex?

Painful deep penetration during sex can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'generally fatal'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose painful deep penetration during sex, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "painful deep penetration during sex" as a symptom.  Here are six possibilities:
  • Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Low Estrogens

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having hot flashes
very great unexplained weight gain
vaginal burning
regular painful urge to defecate
being very skinny
poor mental clarity
vaginal dryness
rapid pulse rate
vaginal yeast infection
intermittent abdominal fullness
frequent bowel movement changes
unusual vaginal bleeding
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of painful deep penetration during sex:
Cause Probability Status
Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection 99% Confirm
Ovarian Cancer 55% Possible
Low Estrogens 28% Unlikely
Fibroids 4% Ruled out
Vaginal Dryness 2% Ruled out
Endometriosis 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate vaginal problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you find that deep penetration during sexual intercourse is painful, or more painful?
Possible responses:
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ No
→ Yes, occasional pain
→ Yes, frequent pain / occasionally severe
→ Yes, I frequently or always have severe pain
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate painful deep penetration during sex, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal Dryness also suggests the following possibilities:

Estrogens Low

The most common cause of vaginal dryness is lack of estrogen.

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