why is sex so painful?

i dont know if i have endometriosis as ive never been tested for it

but sex for me is extremly painful to the point where icant do it ive talked to the doctors and all they said was maybe it has something to do with what happebed to me in first year where i was sexual attacked by 2 people i thought were friends could anyone give me advice on how to make sex less painful. x

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  • I am very sorry to hear about the sexual assault. That is a traumatic experience.

    Before I was diagnosed with endometriosis, I too, has pain during sex. It eventually became unbearable and had to stop mid-intercourse. It also progressed to pain throughout the day. I had to make several doctors appointments which led me to a gyno/specialist that did a laparoscopy to remove the endo. I think you will need to make doctor's appointments as well. Tell them that it is unbearable and interfering with your relationship, you want to be referred to a gynecologist.

  • i have tried to make several appoitments and the doctors have told me that there is nothing wrong with me and that im just making it up

  • I have endo and suffered something v similar to you whilst at uni. I've just seen a specialist at a bsge clinic who prescribed a special aid to help dilate my vagina over a few weeks as when I got diagnosed with endo they also found I have vaginismus but apparently its when your muscles contract and spasm. Def go and see your doctor and try to get referral if you can. I also saw a counsellor for a while to help me. I hope this helps x

  • Princess I am so sorry you have had to go through this. Your GP is failing you, I think some kind of therapy may help, your GP should refer you for this, if he/she won't can you make an appointment with another GP at the surgery? Alternatively you could seek private therapy/counselling. There are charity run groups out there who can help and don't cost the earth x

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