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why does it hurt when i have sex

By Anonymous November 25, 2011 - 8:23am
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i am married 52 years old. 3 years ago i had to quite having sex cause it hurts. it burns it fells like little pins sticking me. i have no inc it cost to much to go to dr. so i haven't. my husband has been so unstanding. but it makes me fell bad cause i know he shouldn't have to go threw that. i so dry when we have sex i have try differen thing to lub but it don't work. please tell me something i can do without going to a dr.

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Dear Anonymous,

Pain that was not there before but is now (or started 3 years ago) needs to be consulted with a doctor. 

The good news is that there are Public Health clinics that work on a sliding scale that you can go to. If you tell me where you are located, I would be glad to find one in your area. 

For future reference, if you have a Walgreens in your area, they have a Take Care Clinic that will perform these diagnostic tests at a low cost:


Blood Glucose$3.00
Breathing Treatments with Nebulizer - ages 2+$20.00
Demonstration of Nebulizer Treatment$23.00
Influenza A and B Test$47.00
Lipid Panel$32.00
Mono Test$11.00
Pregnancy (Urine)$11.00
Pulse Oximetry$5.00
Strep Test$17.00**




Please let me know if you'd like me to help find a public health clinic in your area. Although it could be menopause for which you will need to use a generous amount of water-based lubricants and perhaps a vaginal moisturizer-- it can also be a vaginal infection so it is important that you are seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner. 



November 25, 2011 - 10:15am
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