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In pain but ignored: Pelvic venous disorder left mother of three unable to sit, stand or play

Further investigations revealed that Madam Haiza had pelvic venous disorder (PVD), similar to having varicose veins in the pelvis.

The Straits Times

After almost 10 years of painful intercourse, this mum-of-two learnt she had PeVD

Three to four months after giving birth to her first child, Mary* (*not her real name) and her husband had sex. To her shock, the advertising specialist felt “a burning pain” upon penetration. In the days that came, the 37-year-old experienced discomfort “not unlike menstrual cramps”. More unpleasantness followed. “If I carried heavy things for long periods of time, I would have pelvic and lower back pain. Even passing motion led to aches,” the Croatian mum of two, who has been living in Singapore for nine years, shares.

Is Sex Painful, especially after giving Birth? You could have PeVD

Sex is bliss, but not when every slip, stroke, and slide brings pain rather than pleasure. And while you can achieve satisfaction by other means, why limit intimacy when you can get to the root of the cause? If you have given birth, and sex is painful – when it’s never been that way before – you could have a condition called PCS (chronic pelvic pain) or Pelvic Venous Disorder (PeVD).