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Question: What is the cause of pain during sex? Every time we have sex with my boyfriend I get this stabbing pain inside that he has to stop. We have tried different positions but it keeps happening. Now, I don’t feel like I should bother. What could it be? M.A (UK)
Answer: There are many potential causes of painful intercourse. With such few details about you it will be careless for me to try to give you an answer specific to your situation. It is, however, obvious that you will need to be seen by your doctor for an examination. He/she will want to know how long this has been going on, whether this never used to happen in the past, whether there has been a change of partner, whether you get pain at other times such as during your periods or on opening bowels and a few other facts. That allows the doctor to form a picture and narrow down the potential causes. However, even before you do that, do have a read on our section on ‘Painful sexual intercourse’ which may shed more light on what might be going on with you.
Question: My previous menstruation cycle started on July 3rd. For the past 3 months I am having 22 day cycle. In third week of July I started feeling very weak and tired. On 30th of July I had vaginal spotting (instead of period). So I thought I may be pregnant. I was waiting for 1 week of missed period so that I can take up the pregnancy test and get confirmed. But on Aug 5th I started bleeding and it is like a normal period. My concern and confusion is whether i had miscarriage in 3 weeks of pregnancy? D. (Singapore)
Answer: It is difficult to say but my hunch says you probably haven’t been pregnant. You said your cycle has been 22 days over the last three months which to me implies that your ‘normal’ cycle is usually longer. 28 days possibly? Now, the last cycle was clearly longer than 22 days but you certainly started spotting on Day 28 (July 30th). You have not said whether this spotting continued until the onset of the proper bleed. You have also said the bleed that started on the 5th was “like a normal period” meaning, it was not unusually heavy. All these factors make me think it is just likely that you have resumed your normal pattern, assuming you have always had 4 week cycles. There is really nothing here that would make me think this is an early miscarriage.
Question: Will herpes affect my baby. I am 23 weeks pregnant and these painful sores which the hospital says are herpes. They have not given me any medicine. Thanks. D.L. (UK)