Almost three in four women experience pain with intercourse at some point in their lives. If painful intercourse negatively impacts your sex life, you don’t have to live with it. At her self-titled practice in Amarillo, Texas, Estelle Archer, MD, FACOG, uses MonaLisa Touch® and other innovative treatments to reduce vaginal dryness and ease pain associated with intercourse, so you can enjoy the activities you once loved. Call to learn more, or book an appointment online.
Pain with intercourse is any type of pelvic pain you feel during sexual intercourse. You might feel:
You might experience pain during or after intercourse. It may be temporary or long-lasting for some women. If you experience any pain associated with sexual intercourse, it’s important to check in with a gynecologist.
The cause of pain with intercourse may be as simple as vaginal dryness, but it’s important to rule out more serious gynecological conditions. Common causes of painful intercourse include:
It’s important to rule out gynecological conditions associated with painful intercourse. Dr. Archer goes over your medical history and completes a pelvic examination to identify the cause. She may also order lab or imaging tests to make a diagnosis.
After determining the cause of pain with intercourse, Dr. Archer goes over treatment options that can make your sex life more comfortable. She might recommend:
Minimally invasive surgeries may help reduce or eliminate pain caused by fibroids, adhesions (scar-like tissue), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Dr. Archer uses the most innovative technology to make surgical procedures comfortable and effective.
When you’re ready to eliminate pain during intercourse once and for all, call Dr. Archer’s office today, or book an appointment online.