Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Pain during sex

My husband has been gone for 6 months. When he got back we had sex. It hurt and burned everytime.  Is it normal for it to hurt after only 6 months? I did notice a swelling that felt like I was sitting on a golf ball. Anyone have any ideas?
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
973741 tn?1342342773
COMMUNITY LEADER
Ugh, sorry to hear.  You want a good reunion with your husband, I'm sure.  I'm not sure what happened here if perhaps you weren't lubricated enough or relaxed enough. Try some artificial lubricant next time. And that would also make sense for the swollen situation you describe.  Friction can do that.  Was it just that one time you had this situation? Have you tried again?
Helpful - 0
1 Comments
We tried again and each time it was sore and burned. No problems with lubrication.  Went to the Dr found out I had UTI. Gave me cipro and all was good. Had sex again after meds were finished and still sore. Looked in the mirror and saw a huge lump on my left side. It was swollen under the opening off to the side. Maybe bartholin gland acting up? I have this weird red streak on the inside of my minoras that will itch and burn if you touch it. It spreads and then starts to disappear.  I think before I took the cipro it was invading my clitoris because it was hurting and the redness had reached that area. When I was on the antibiotics the weird redness was going away. I went to dermatologist and she said she had no idea and didn't want to biopsy in that area on the mucus membrane. She gave me medium strength steroids and they didn't work only burned. I've had this redness since early November.  Since my husband was gone I had no idea that sex would be painful.  
973741 tn?1342342773
COMMUNITY LEADER
Wow, I'm glad you went to the doctor!!  I would not have guessed UTI and the cyst.   This has been ongoing since November?  
Helpful - 0
1 Comments
The weird redness started on the 10th of November.  It spreads and when my period comes it eases up. Its around the inside part of the labia minora. I dont know what to do.
134578 tn?1614729226
COMMUNITY LEADER
If things temporarily improved when you were on an antibiotic, it is possible that the doc should just have prescribed another round of antibiotic, and continued the treatment. Some bacteria can be pretty stubborn but will go away if the length of treatment is increased -- I had that with a skin infection last year (a cellulitis). It got somewhat better but wasn't gone, and the doc took a look and just gave me the same prescription again and it finally went away on that second ten-day run. Some bacterias can be super nasty.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Women's Health Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Normal vaginal discharge varies in color, smell, texture and amount.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.