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Hi LoriB7 – so sorry to hear you’ve been having pain with dilation! I think it’s good that you’re going to the gynecologist just to be sure, but it’s very possible that the pain that you’re describing is just the soreness of your muscles stretching, which is actually what’s SUPPOSED to happen as a result of dilation. Your overtightened vaginal muscles get stretched and more flexible when you dilate, but the effect is similar to when you take up a new form of exercise and wake up the next day with your body sore. If the pain is only after dilation, if it feels like a soreness or a burning that isn’t acutely sharp, this is likely dilation pain (which gets less pronounced and more manageable over time). Hope this helps and I hope the pain lessens as soon as possible!