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    Pregnancy pains
    An_248302 posted:
    I've have spoken with a few friends who stated that their sexual drive increased while pregnant. This did apply to me originally, but rapidly turned after a vinegar solution was sprayed when they were considering doing a biopsy when they found abnormal cells. As time has progressed intimacy has become increasingly painful.
    Currently I am 31 weeks pregnant and intimacy with my spouse has become extremely painful. It almost feels like I am dealing with a severe burn that is rubbed raw when we begin, and after about 10 minutes I can no longer deal with the pain. Our doctor says that everything is progressing normally and there are no complications so far; however this issue is beginning to effect our relationship. So I was wondering if this normal for this much pain to occur while being intimate? Are there any remedies that I can employ to relieve such discomfort? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Anon_63834 responded:
    I am 31 weeks as well and I have the same problem, and I really want to find out if there is anything that can be done to fix the problem. I am glad you wrote this, because I thought I was the only one experiencing that kind of pain. I tried sitting in the tub full of hot water, it kinds of alleviate the pain at that time, but the moment I step out of the water it continues. I tried so many times to endure the pain but I can't. I hope someone has any suggestions for us. Thanks
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Moms-to-be -

    I am sorry you both are experiencing this, please contact your doctor to see if you have something more going on.

    See these resources for possible causes -

    Painful Sex in Women
    Sex During and After Pregnancy

    Also, please check back in to let us know what you found out since this topic does come up frequently and we can all learn from others experiences.

    Hoping you are back to enjoying sex soon.
    ~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown

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