If you’re experiencing pain during sex, you don’t have to live with the discomfort. The compassionate all-female team at MyDoc Women's Health Specialists and OBGYN understand the impact that dyspareunia can have on your intimate relationships as well as your self-confidence. Find treatment solutions to restore your sexual vitality at their Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Florida, locations. Call MyDoc Women's Health Specialists, or schedule an appointment online.
Many women experience painful sexual intercourse at some point during their lives. But, if you suffer chronic pain during sex or from any vaginal penetration, including tampons, you may have dyspareunia.
Dyspareunia describes the recurrent or persistent pain that occurs before, during, or after sexual intercourse. Symptoms typically include:
This type of vaginal discomfort can have a variety of causes that are both physical and emotional.
Painful sexual intercourse can have several causes, including:
Sometimes dyspareunia has emotional causes. Not only can stress make your pelvic floor muscles tense up, but anxiety, depression, and intimacy issues can affect your levels of arousal leading to sexual discomfort. Having a history of sexual abuse can also play a role in painful intercourse.
The sensitive all-female experts at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists work closely with you to identify the cause of your pain to recommend the best treatment option.
During your appointment, your team member discusses your personal and medical history. She also talks about your symptoms, when they began, and asks about your sexual history.
Your provider also performs a full physical examination, including a pelvic exam to look for signs of infection, structural anomalies, or irritation. Because she inserts a speculum into your vagina to hold the vaginal walls open, you may experience discomfort. Your provider is as gentle as possible and can stop the physical exam if you’re in too much pain.
Depending on your physical examination, your team member might recommend additional tests like a pelvic ultrasound to reach her diagnosis.
Your health provider might recommend several therapies to ease your dyspareunia symptoms, such as:
To find treatment options for dyspareunia, call MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists, or schedule an appointment online today.