In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture


Symptoms

Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

MRI

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Ultrasound

X-ray

July 06, 2016
References
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