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mmmazemelissa
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Hi Natalie0000,

Can you think of any other changes that might have occurred?

What about birth control…are you on the pill, or other hormonal contraception. Sometimes we see birth control use can make the vaginal entrance more sensitive and painful. So over time, penetration feels like a strong burning painful feeling, and then, with repeated painful penetration, the muscles in the vagina tighten, and it gets even more painful.

Anxiety will also make the situation worse, so trying to bring that down will be helpful.

I think you can try a home dilation program and see if that helps. Or, seek help from a pelvic floor physical therapist. It is getting easier to get in person appointments now with vaccinations.

If you think the birth control could be part of the problem, return to your gynecologist to discuss other options.