Painful intercourse

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What is dyspareunia?

Painful intercourse can occur at any age and can be caused by a variety of reasons. Infections, inflammation, injuries, and other conditions or illnesses such as vaginismus, endometriosis, retroverted uterus, or uterine fibroids can all cause symptoms of painful intercourse. However, for most women, dyspareunia is caused by insufficient vaginal lubrication.

Insufficient lubrication is an issue that affects a great number of women. Approximately 40% of women have reported experiencing insufficient lubrication during sexual activity. Attempting to have intercourse when vaginal lubrication is not sufficient can result in pain during and after penetration, as well as a burning, throbbing and itching sensation. Symptoms can last hours after intercourse is complete.

In time, women experiencing recurring pain during sex can begin to feel very distressed. Psychological problems associated with dyspareunia include anxiety, depression, fear of intimacy, and relationship troubles.

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TREATING DYSPAREUNIA WILL HELP YOUR EMOTIONAL INTIMACY, YOUR SELF-IMAGE, AND YOUR SEXUAL WELLNESS.

Non-invasive, effective treatments for dyspareunia are available at Elna Sexual Wellness. If you are experiencing pain during sex talk to one of our doctors today.

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When to seek medical help?

If although sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable the very first time, it should never be painful. If you suddenly begin having pain before, during or after intercourse, see our doctor. It is important to seek care early, before you begin to avoid sexual intercourse or feel anxious in anticipation of your partner.

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Symptoms of dyspareunia

Women may experience painful intercourse, or dyspareunia, in different ways. So being aware of your specific symptoms can help your doctor get to the root of your pain.

If you have painful intercourse, you might feel:

  • Pain only at sexual entry (penetration)
  • Pain with every penetration, including putting in a tampon
  • Burning pain or aching pain
  • Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse

In most cases, the symptoms can be treated and sexual performance can be restored.

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IF YOU HAVE RECURRENT PAIN DURING SEX, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR.

TREATING THE PROBLEM CAN HELP YOUR SEX LIFE, INTIMACY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE.

Painful intercourse impacts women’s lives far beyond the bedroom

There are many different causes for painful intercourse. Fortunately, many of them are easily treatable once identified by your doctor.
Treating dyspareunia will help your emotional intimacy, your self-image, and your sexual wellness.

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Causes of painful intercourse

In most cases, dyspareunia is caused by insufficient vaginal lubrication.

Decreases in the reproductive hormone estrogen often result in a reduction of the natural lubrication in the vagina. Childbirth and breastfeeding, menopause, or consequences of medical treatments such as surgery (hysterectomy, oophorectomy), radiation, or chemotherapy, can all cause estrogen levels to drop and the body to react.

Causes of dyspareunia may include the following:

  • Vaginal dryness, often caused by decreased estrogen
  • Thinning of the vaginal lining
  • Weakened, less elastic vaginal walls
  • Side effects of drugs such as antihistamines and tamoxifen
  • Vulvar vestibulitis, an inflammation of the area surrounding the vaginal opening
  • Skin diseases in the vaginal area, such as lichen planus and lichen sclerosus
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Psychological trauma, often stemming from sexual abuse or trauma
  • Allergic reactions to clothing, spermicides or douches
  • Endometriosis, a painful condition in which tissue from the uterine lining grows abnormally inside the pelvis

If you are experiencing symptoms of dyspareunia talk to our doctors.

You deserve to feel confident about intimacy in your relationship.

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Treatment options

There are many potential responses to female incontinence. The doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action. The list below shows some non-surgical therapies.

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Cliovana™ Treatment

Simple, non-invasive way to increase women’s arousal levels and orgasm frequency & intensity.

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Orgasm Shot®

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Vaginal rejuvenation

Quick, comfortable solution to a woman’s most intimate challenges!

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Sex therapy

For better, healthier sexual lives.

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