Pain with Intercourse

Pain with intercourse can occur at any age. Younger women can experience pain or it can occur in the period just before or after menopause. The effects of pain with intercourse can be devastating to many women and they may stop or avoid having intercourse with their partner and lead to relationship and insecurity problems. Some common causes of pain are menopause, inflammation, infection, muscle spasm and abnormal nerve pain. Lets us diagnose and help solve your problem.

Vulvodynia and Vestibulodynia

Vulvodynia and Vestibulodynia are very common problems that lead to pain with intercourse and pelvic pain. Many women will have discomfort to the external portion of the vagina or to the area just on entry into the vagina. For women with vulvodynia and/ or vestibulodynia they may feel discomfort when initiating intercourse, or inserting a tampon. The area may be tender to touch and the vaginal area may be red or tender to the touch.

Causes of Vestibulodynia or Vulvodynia

Vestibulodynia or Vulvodynia can be caused by a number of reasons such as hormonal abnormalities, medications, infection or it can be a symptom of other general medical problems. These conditions can be treated effectively with a number of strategies in our office.

Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is a medical term for pain with intercourse and can be caused by a variety of problems. Causes can be due to menopause, vaginal atrophy, problems with lubrication, pelvic floor dysfunction, lichen sclerosis, infection, trauma and a host of other issues.

Solutions to pain with intercourse and pelvic pain?

Once our physician have found the cause of your problem an individualized treatment plan will take place that can fit your lifestyle and goals. There are a number of ways that we treat dyspareunia which is dependent on your evaluation. Treatment options include hormonal therapy, medical therapy,  injection therapy, pelvic floor physical therapy or acupuncture. Other options are the use of the Mona Lisa Touch Laser, Platelet Rich Plasma, cellular therapy, or Thermi-Va.

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