Painful Intercourse
Painful intercourse or dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh) is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. It can occur for reasons that range from structural problems to psychological concerns. Many women have painful intercourse at some point in their lives. Treatments focus on the cause and can help eliminate or lessen this common problem.

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Painful Intercourse Q&A

What are the symptoms of dyspareunia?

Symptoms of dyspareunia include:

  • Pain only at sexual entry (penetration)
  • Pain with every penetration, including putting in a tampon
  • Deep pain during thrusting
  • Burning pain or aching pain
  • Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse

What causes dyspareunia?

The most common cause of dyspareunia is vaginal dryness, which is a common side-effect of menopause. A blood test can help determine if this is the underlying culprit. If a hormonal imbalance is ruled out, it can be difficult to tell whether physical or emotional factors are what is causing your dyspareunia. Initial pain can lead to fear of recurring pain, making it difficult to relax, which can lead to more pain. You might start avoiding sexual intercourse if you associate it with the pain. Untreated, this condition can affect your sex life, your relationship with your partner, and your self-image.

What can I expect from a sexual health evaluation at Balanced Medical Solutions?

For only $99 you will have a consultation and exam with our medical specialists and we will run labs to check your hormone levels along with more than twenty other tests to assess your general health, your thyroid function, and much more. Based on your evaluation results, we will prescribe a tailored treatment plan unique to your body type and circumstances. We also monitor and are with you every step of the way with free follow-up visits.

Proactive women who are suffering from dyspareunia and who get treatment express a significant change in their sex live and their ability to enjoy lovemaking again. What are you waiting for? Request an appointment now through our online calendar.

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