Complete Healthcare for Women
OB/GYNs located in Loxahatchee, FL
Your sexual health is an important part of your quality of life, so when intercourse hurts, you may feel self-conscious, depressed, and incomplete. At Complete Healthcare for Women, the compassionate team offers evaluation, diagnosis, and relief for women who experience painful intercourse. Women in Wellington, Florida, and the surrounding area can call the office or schedule online for an appointment.
Painful Intercourse Q & A
What is considered painful intercourse?
You may experience painful intercourse due to structural problems, hormonal changes, and psychological concerns. The doctors at Complete Healthcare for Women help determine the reason for your painful intercourse and offer treatments so you find relief.
Symptoms that suggest you should visit the doctors for evaluation include:
- Pain at penetration, sometimes even when you insert a tampon
- Burning or aching pain
- Throbbing pain that can last for hours after intercourse
- Deep pain while thrusting
If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact the office.
Why does pain occur during intercourse?
Sometimes psychological trauma, such as molestation, can make intercourse painful. So can certain medications and congenital abnormalities. The doctors can rule out these issues and look for other more common causes, such as:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic organ prolapse
Women who are experiencing a change in hormones, most common during perimenopause and menopause, as well as in the postnatal period, often have too little lubrication, which causes vaginal pain during intercourse.
What treatments are available for painful intercourse?
If you have a pelvic organ disease or issue, the team at Complete Healthcare for Women helps you find relief. Surgery for endometriosis or uterine fibroids may be required.
They can also help you with medications and lifestyle changes if you have a chronic condition, such as pelvic inflammatory disease.
For cases of painful intercourse due to hormonal changes, hormone replacement therapy and MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments can help.
What is MonaLisa Touch?
MonaLisa Touch is a noninvasive laser treatment that stimulates the development of healthy vaginal tissue. The heat energy of the laser spurs the development of new collagen, a skin structural protein, to heal thinning tissue that’s sensitive during penetration and thrusting. The healthier tissue is more lubricated, making intercourse pleasurable again.
MonaLisa Touch procedures take just five minutes and are generally well-tolerated by women. The results are optimized by three treatments scheduled over the course of about three months. Yearly touch-ups help you maintain vaginal health.
To learn how you can overcome pain during intercourse and feel sexually healthy again, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.