Sex During Menstruation?
I want to ask, this month I menstruated after menstrual blood was not too heavy, my husband invited me to make love. Since that also a few days later every urination must be in the vagina feels painful and rich in menstrual bleeding. Why?
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Sexual intercourse is not recommended for menstruation. Why is that?
When menstruating, hormonal fluctuations in a woman's body will generally reduce her sexual libido while also reducing the production of lubricating fluids from the glands around the vagina that normally come out during intercourse. As a result, sexual intercourse during this time can cause the vagina to be more prone to irritation and injury. Not only that, the condition of the vagina which is relatively more moist and dirty during menstruation also often facilitates harmful microorganisms (such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites) to multiply and cause infection, not only around the vagina (vaginitis), but can also get to the urinary tract (urinary tract infection). These are the possibilities that trigger your complaint.
It's best if you first resolve your complaint with the following steps:
Avoid excessive sexual intercourse during menstruation, be patient until your menstruation stops
When menstruating, change your pads regularly, do not leave it too long
Always keep the vagina clean and the surrounding area
ONLY wear underwear that is clean, dry, made from soft, and absorbs sweat
Do not carelessly use vaginal fragrance soap, additional sexual lubricants, spermicides, or other chemicals around the vagina without consulting a doctor first
Drink plenty of water
Soak in warm water to help relieve pain in the vagina
Avoid excessive masturbation
If within 3 days your complaint still does not improve, or other complaints appear, such as excessive bleeding outside the menstrual cycle, fever, low back pain, stomach, or genitals, vaginal swelling, abnormal vaginal discharge, abnormal urine, etc., immediately check your complaints directly to the doctor or obstetrician to be given the best treatment, yes. If deemed necessary, the doctor can also recommend that you undergo further tests, such as urine tests, cervical mucus examination, ultrasound, and so on in an effort to establish a diagnosis and determine the therapeutic right.
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