Painful Intercourse

Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse can prevent you from enjoying intimacy and take a toll on your relationship with your partner. Pain during sex can also indicate the presence of a medical condition, such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts. 

Questions and Answers

What Causes Painful Intercourse?

Your physician begins by taking a thorough health history, and then carefully conducts a pelvic exam to check for signs of infection and other conditions. 

If the physician detects evidence of a problem with your uterus or ovaries, a pelvic ultrasound may be recommended. Ultrasound imaging allows the physician to see ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, structural abnormalities, and other conditions that may contribute to painful intercourse.

What is the Treatment for Painful Intercourse?

Treatment for painful intercourse depends on the underlying cause. A personal lubricant helps many women who have pain during sex. If you suffer from vaginal dryness or atrophy due to menopause, oral hormone medications, pellet therapy, and topical estrogen creams may improve your vaginal lubrication.

Alabama UROGYN’s Dr. Brown also performs cutting-edge radiofrequency procedures and CO2RE® Intima laser treatments to address vaginal atrophy and dryness. These nonsurgical treatments revitalize vaginal tissue, restoring lubrication and muscle tone without hormones.

Dr. Brown has extensive experience treating medical conditions that cause painful sex. He specializes in innovative, minimally invasive procedures to address conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other concerns. 

If painful intercourse is preventing you from enjoying intimacy, don’t hesitate to schedule a confidential consultation.

If you have further questions or are experiencing symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder, call us or schedule an appointment today.