There is a vConfidence certified doctor in the Plymouth, MI area that can help you find treatment for dyspareunia!
What is Dyspareunia?
Dyspareunia is a stubborn pain that occurs during sexual intercourse. It happens to both male and females. There are two factors that contribute to dyspareunia: (1) physical factors and (2) psychological factors.
Symptoms of Dyspareunia
The symptoms of dyspareunia may include:
- Pain on the vaginal opening or deep in the pelvis
- Itching and burning sensations
- Dissatisfaction or disinterest in sexual intercourse
Causes of Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia can be caused by vaginal dryness, which occurs when there is less or no fluid secretion to aid in intercourse. Vaginal dryness during intercourse can be very painful. Lack of lubrication can arise from medication such as antidepressants and birth controls, lack of foreplay and/or reduced estrogen production in menopause.
Dyspareunia Treatment & Diagnosis
To diagnose a patient for dyspareunia, the vConfidence certified physician will ask about previous medical history and also likely carry out pelvic examinations to identify the cause of the pain the patient is experiencing. Vaginal dryness can be treated in different ways via medication and may help ease your dyspareunia symptoms. In addition, the pain can be relieved by relaxing the vaginal muscles during sexual intercourse.
The different treatments mentioned above all seek to treat the physical factors of pain during intercourse, however, there are physiological factors that should also be considered. It is important to discuss your concerns with a doctor and your partner so that you also deal with the emotional side of this health concern.
To learn more about dyspareunia treatment, contact a vConfidence certified doctor in Plymouth, MI or the neighboring communities.
Shelley Schertzer has more than 19 years of experience helping women overcome vaginal health and aesthetic concerns. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, Dr. Schertzer is able to choose the right procedure for the right patient for the right reasons. She has trained extensively in aesthetics through the Esthetic Skin Institute (ESI) in injectable treatments.