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Recurrent and persistent genital pain occuring during sexual-intercourse , in either the male or female. Causes may be organic, emotional or psychogenic: adhesions, anxiety, cancer of penis , clitoral irritation, congenital malformations, constipation, decreased lubrication, diverticulitis, endometriosis, episiotomy scars, fear, fistulas, genital muscle spasm, hemorrhoids, hostility towards partner , hymenal-ring abnormalities, infection and irritation of penile skin , infection of seminal vesicles, interstitial cystitis , masses or tumors, pelvic venous congestion, pelvic-inflammatory-disease , penile anatomy disorders, phobic reactions, postmenopausal atrophy, prior pelvic fracture, prostate infections and enlargement, psychological trauma, testicular disease, torsion of spermatic cord, trauma, ureteral or vesical lesions, urethritis , vulvar vestibulitis/vulvodynia, vulvar papillomatosis.
See Also: algopareunia, cul-de-sac, dispareunia, Douglas cul-de-sac, pouch of Douglas, rectouterine excavation, rectouterine pouch, vestibulitis

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