The Solution To Painful Intercourse: Dyspareunia Treatment Orange County
When you think about sexual intimacy, only good things should come to mind, right? You shouldn’t be afraid of having sex because it’s painful or uncomfortable and doesn’t satisfy you. For most women dealing with this issue known as dyspareunia, sex isn’t usually an enjoyable experience at all. In fact, dyspareunia is a very real condition that involves a woman feeling pain during sexual intercourse – and it is more common than one might think. Luckily, women don’t have to live with the condition – there is a treatment that can help make sexual intercourse more pleasurable and enjoyable – like it is supposed to be!
What is Dyspareunia?
Dyspareunia is a medical term for painful sexual intercourse. While it can occur in both men and women, it is significantly more common in women. Pain can be felt during sex or after, or both. This pain can often be felt in the labia, the clitoris, the vagina, and deep inside the pelvic region. It can be a dull ache or a sharp stabbing pain, or a combination of the two. It can make sexual intercourse uncomfortable for some women and downright unbearable for others.
Unfortunately, many women are uncomfortable talking about painful intercourse. Because of this, many women go untreated for this condition and instead suffer silently. But with available dyspareunia treatment in Los Angeles, there is no reason to continue suffering when help is available.
What Causes Dyspareunia?
A variety of different factors can cause dyspareunia, and it can be difficult to accurately pinpoint the exact cause without a proper examination and several important questions. Some things that can be the culprit behind painful sexual intercourse include the following:
Certain skin conditions, such as those that cause itching, burning, cracks in the skin, or open sores or lesions
- Vaginal dryness
- Recent childbirth
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pain from accidents or previous surgical procedures, such as a hysterectomy
- Yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Uterine fibroids
- Vaginismus, or spontaneous muscle spasms in the vagina
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
What is the Treatment for Dyspareunia?
When it comes to treating dyspareunia, the cause of the issue needs to be treated. If it is a medical concern, such as a cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease, urinary tract infection, or another medical problem, this must be treated first. Once the underlying cause is treated, sometimes dyspareunia can actually resolve on its own.
However, there are concerns such as endometriosis, which can cause painful sex. If that is the root cause, it is important to understand the treatment of that disorder first. Once diagnosed, your doctor can offer advice and treatment options that are specific to you.
A big treatment option for dyspareunia that is making headlines thanks to its innovative approach is The Intimate Renewal – also known as vaginal loosening. Since some women have pain during sex because of a tighter or smaller vaginal opening, this procedure can help to make sex more pleasurable through the use of medications, PRP (Platelet rich plasma) therapy, as well as surgery to enlarge the vagina. Combining these three things is usually the perfect combo to treat dyspareunia once and for all and get you back to enjoying sex again.
While the procedure includes a minimally invasive surgical procedure to enlarge the vaginal opening, it is important to note that this procedure is generally an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia. Most patients do fine with local anesthesia and distractions, such as books or movies.
While this treatment can be done alone, many women couple this procedure with another one. If you plan on this, you must note that general anesthesia might be required, and a longer recovery time may be necessary.
This procedure is available to women of all ages and stages of their lives.
Are you interested in learning more about dyspareunia treatment in Los Angeles, including the Intimate Renewal? Call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to get you set up with a consultation for this revolutionary procedure!