Refinery 29 | If You’re In Pain During Sex, Read This

October 29, 2019

If you're in pain during sex, read this

“What happens for many women is these things aren’t talked about with their OB/GYN or primary care doctor. They also don’t talk with their partner, and they just endure the pain. That’s not the way to live your life.”  – Dr. Paul MacKoul.

Refinery 29 features our own Dr. Paul MacKoul in a recent article on factors causing discomfort with intercourse. A potential cause in women is endometriosis, a debilitating gynecologic condition requiring specialty care. Endometriosis can only be identified with laparoscopy, and symptoms are often missed or dismissed in the OBGYN’s office, which is why it is essential that women see a specialist. CIGC surgeons perform minimally invasive endometriosis excision using the advanced DualPortGYN technique, helping women recover faster, with less pain.


Sex can feel stupendous. But it can also feel excruciating. If sex hurts, there’s usually a medical reason for it, whether it feels like a pinch, a cramp, or like your vagina has been thrown from a car and is skidding down the pavement at lighting speed with every thrust. And whether that pain feels like it’s originating near your vulva, cervix, or even in your stomach, it’s worth figuring out what’s going on. There’s no need to suffer in silence, and you’re not alone. You should see an OB/GYN about your symptoms, and potentially another specialist based on their recommendations.

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