Painful Intercourse Specialist

Far too many women accept painful intercourse as inevitable without exploring treatment options. Kent Miller Gynecology in Gainesville, Georgia, offers comprehensive gynecologic care, including diagnostics and treatment for issues related to your sexual health. Don’t assume changes in your sexual enjoyment are irreversible or inevitable. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your options. You can book online from the comfort of home, or call to speak with a member of the front-office staff.

Painful Intercourse Q & A

Why has sex become painful?

There are numerous factors that can change your level of sexual enjoyment. Very often, a combination of issues are to blame, which is why it’s so important to work with a women’s health specialist to find answers and solutions.

One common concern is the changes in your vaginal moisture levels. Menopause is a primary cause of vaginal dryness, but even something as simple as a new type of medication can alter the way your body produces vaginal moisture.

Another issue involves changes in the structure of your vaginal walls. As you age, this tissue thins, which leaves it at an increased risk of irritation or tearing. The same sexual activities that brought gratification and pleasure in years past can now be a significant source of pain that sometimes lasts for days.

In some cases, an infection is to blame for uncomfortable sex. You may be familiar with yeast infections, but there are other types of infection that don’t present the same symptoms.

Additional issues that can lead to painful sex include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal muscle spasms
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted disease

The first step in creating a treatment plan is a thorough diagnostic exam and a discussion of your symptoms with the Kent Miller Gynecology team.

Why is it important to address painful intercourse?

A healthy and fulfilling sex life is an important part of your overall health and wellness, at any age. Staying connected with your partner is also incredibly gratifying, and good for your relationship.

There’s plenty of research supporting the notion that sexual health is deeply integrated into overall health. Even so, far too many women are uncomfortable discussing their needs with their partner or their doctor.

That’s why Dr. Miller and his team make every effort to build a trusting relationship with each and every woman in their care. You should never feel embarrassed or hesitant to discuss your sexual health with your gynecologist. Feel free to broach the subject during your annual well-woman exam, or schedule a standalone appointment to find answers and explore solutions.

What are some treatment options for painful intercourse?

Once Dr. Miller determines the cause of your discomfort, he can create a customized treatment plan to suit your specific set of needs. If a gynecologic issue is to blame, treatment focuses on resolving that problem.

If sex has become painful due to changes in your vaginal tissues, the SeleneTouchⓇ laser platform can stimulate your body to produce new collagen, thickening vaginal walls and repairing thinning tissues. Treatments also prompt your body to restore proper vaginal moisture.

To explore this and other treatment options for painful intercourse, schedule a consultation with Kent Miller Gynecology today, online or by phone.