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- Sexual identity:
- My gender:
- I am woman
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- White wine
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You are not alone. Many women do everything they can to avoid sex for one reason: it hurts them.
The medical term is: dyspareunia. It affects women of all ages, of all shapes and sizes, of all ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
It hurts. The analogy is the lesson we all learn as kids about a hot stove.
Sexual pain is like the hot stove. The physical causes of sexual pain disorders are very real. We can help you and your partner understand your diagnosis and provide you with counseling you may need to break the sexual dysfunction cycle.
We need to ask you some personal questions and we need to take a good look at you. In young women, it may be as simple as changing your birth control choice - which could, ironically, very well be causing your desire, lubrication, and even pain problems.
Post-menopausal patients and younger women on long-term birth control pills may benefit from topical medication applied to the entrance of the vagina.
We may be able to treat with creams, pills, or even a flexible ring which slowly releases estrogen directly to the vagina. Women with tight pelvic floor muscles may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy to restore blood flow to the area and decrease burning pain at the entrance of the vagina. Dryness, burning and irritation may also be a side effect of radiation or chemotherapy treatments, an undiagnosed infection, or a skin disease of the vulva.
Once we understand the cause, we can begin to treat you. The years of pain associated with intercourse may elicit an involuntary physical reaction that causes you to pull away - emotionally and physically. We can help both you and your partner restore the intimacy you both want.
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The key to treatment is to figure out the cause of the sexual pain. Possible Causes The physical causes of sexual pain disorders are very real.
Some physical causes include: Tight pelvic floor muscles Side effects from hormonal contraceptives Persistent yeast infections Vaginal thinning and dryness with menopause Sexually transmitted infections Hormone imbalance Thyroid disorders Vulvar skin disorders Urinary problems All of these physical issues can be addressed via the Center for Sexual Health. Psychological causes : Depression Anxiety Stress Prior history of abuse We can help you and your partner understand your diagnosis and provide you with counseling you may need to break the sexual dysfunction cycle.
Other causes: Anti-depressant medications Birth control pills Alcohol Smoking Recreational drug use Lack of exercise Diet We will evaluate any risk factors that may be holding you back. Addressing the Problem Depending on the cause of your pain, there are several effective treatment options.
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