How Vaginal Problems Can Affect Your Sex Life
A vaginal infection or disorder is always unpleasant, uncomfortable and embarrassing. When related disorders such as stress incontinence and fibroids interfere with your sex life, it’s time to see a specialist. Los Angeles OB/GYN Dr. David Ghozland treats these disorders and other vaginal concerns using minimally invasive surgery, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation techniques.
If you suffer from any type of gynecological or urological condition, you should know that you are not alone. Millions of women deal with issues that can severely impact their self-esteem and quality of life. Although physical symptoms can definitely have an impact on a healthy sex life, how you feel about yourself can also take an emotional toll that can negatively impact sexual enjoyment. Here are four of the top concerns of Dr. Ghozland’s Los Angeles- area patients:
Recent studies have concluded that more than one third of U.S. women suffer from some type of incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when urine escapes due to stress on the bladder. This may occur when a woman is laughing, exercising, coughing, or even during sexual intercourse. Although many women don’t like to talk about this embarrassing condition, it is actually quite common, especially during menopause.
Uterine fibroids are another very common concern among women, although they are often undiagnosed. In many cases, there are no symptoms of these benign tumors, but sometimes they can be problematic, causing painful intercourse, cramping during menstrual cycles and heavy bleeding. In the past, hysterectomy was the only treatment for fibroids. Thankfully, new, minimally invasive surgical options exist to remove these problematic tumors with no down time and no side effects.
Vaginal dryness can occur at any age but is especially troublesome during and after menopause, when hormonal changes result in vaginal dryness and potentially painful intercourse. While lubricants can help, new vaginal rejuvenation techniques are offering a more long-term solution to vaginal dryness, and helping women enjoy a mutually satisfying sex life once again.
For some, the appearance of the vagina can create a psychological barrier when it comes to enjoying sex. Large or distended labia (vaginal lips) can not only feel uncomfortable, but they can also create self-consciousness that inhibits sexual enjoyment. Labiaplasty surgery is offered by physicians like Dr. Ghozland, to repair the problem and help women feel good about their intimate appearance.
Whether you struggle with stress incontinence, suspect you may have symptoms of uterine fibroids, or have concerns about the appearance of your vagina, Dr. Ghozland offers affordable and minimally invasive procedures to renew your health and vitality and reinvigorate your sex life. Visit us online or call 310-393-9359 for more information.