Many women experience some form of painful intercourse during their life. Pain during intercourse can be caused by anything from structural problems to psychological concerns. Painful intercourse is defined as a persistent or recurring pain in the genitals that shows up right before, during, or after sexual intercourse. Dr. Ferro’s treatments for painful intercourse focus on addressing the underlying cause while relieving its symptoms.
If you’re experiencing painful intercourse, you may feel any of the following:
If you experience these symptoms, or have recurrent pain during sex, you should contact Dr. Alex Ferro to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment options.
The physical causes of painful intercourse will be different depending on if the pain occurs at entry or with deep thrusting. Emotional factors -- such as anxiety, depression, stress, or other psychological problems -- can also be associated with painful intercourse.
Dr. Ferro develops his treatment plans based on individual needs, and therefore he always conducts a thorough examination to discover the underlying cause of the pain. Some options for treating painful intercourse include medications or therapy.
If an infection or medical condition is discovered as the root source of the painful intercourse, treating the underlying cause with medications can often resolve the problem. This can be as simple as changing medications, some of which are known to cause lubrication problems. Or, for postmenopausal women with vaginal dryness, bioidentical hormone replacement in the form of testosterone pellet insertion have produced very positive results.
If the source of the painful intercourse is emotional, different types of therapy may be helpful, including desensitization therapy, counseling or sex therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Contact the offices at New Image Medical Aesthetics & Wellness to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex Ferro for a diagnosis of what is causing your painful intercourse.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!