Painful shallow penetration during sex can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'worrying'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose painful shallow penetration during sex, we could:
|Vaginal Dryness||2%||Ruled out|
Do you find that even shallow/slight penetration during sexual intercourse is painful?
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / don't know
→ Yes, occasional pain
→ Yes, frequent pain / occasionally severe
→ Yes, I frequently or always have severe pain
Vaginal Dryness also suggests the following possibilities:
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is lack of estrogen.