Ask Dr. R: painful sex, PCOS, tilted uterus, vaginal septum
Hi Dr. Romanzi,
I’m a 25 y/o female and have always had pain during sexual penetration. I have PCOS and a retroverted uterus, and am wondering if there might be a connection among those factors. Additionally, I had a transverse vaginal septum that was surgically severed 5 years ago. I was wondering if a physical examination and consultation with you would help me zone in on the potential cause(s) of my discomfort. I hope there are options for me, as sex should not be painful!
I can certainly help you figure out why sex is painful. Some, all or none of the conditions you describe may be contributing to your sexual pain. I also have a colleague who is expert in vestibulitis, a common source of sexual pain. His website is www.cvvd.org, and his offices are in NYC, Washington DC and Maryland. An appointment with either one of us will be of great help to you.