Pain during Intercourse
Pain during sexual intercourse, professionally described as dyspareunia, affects most women at some point in their lives. This condition drains women both physically and emotionally. However, this does not mean that you have to live with it. You can visit Dr. Joseph Brooks, MD, at Arizona Specialized Gynecology for effective treatment options.

Dyspareunia Q & A

What is Dyspareunia?
Dyspareunia, more commonly known as pain during sexual intercourse, is a condition known to affect many women today. It manifests itself in numerous ways, such as pain during penetration, pain during thrusting, aching pain, and pain with every penetration, like putting on a tampon.

Dyspareunia has far-reaching effects on both the physical and emotional aspects of a woman’s life. Apart from the physical discomfort during intercourse, it may affect emotional intimacy in the patient’s relationship. With this in mind, it’s best to have this condition duly checked out and treated before it progresses and becomes chronic.

What causes Dyspareunia?
Numerous factors are known to cause dyspareunia ranging from both physical and emotional. However, one of the most significant causes of this condition is the lack of enough vaginal lubrication. In such cases, it’s best if you relax and get comfortable before indulging in sexual intercourse.

Apart from vaginal lubrication, other factors are known to cause discomfort during sexual intercourse include;


Injury- If you’ve had any recent accidents, pelvic surgeries, and any other form of accidents, then these might be the cause of the pain.


Vaginismus- the involuntary muscle spasms of the vaginal tract, which fears of getting hurt can cause.


Vaginal infections- for example, yeast infections are known to cause pain during sexual intercourse.


Uterine complications- such as fibroids which are known to cause intense pain


Endometriosis- a condition where the tissue found inside the uterus begins growing outside the uterus.


Ovarian complications - such as cysts

When you visit Dr. Brooks at Arizona Specialized Gynecology, he will conduct a series of tests to determine the exact cause of your pain. Once this is done, he will recommend effective treatment to restore pleasure to your sexual life.

Don’t let dyspareunia disrupt your sexual life. Contact Dr. Brooks today for affordable and specialized treatment.

How is Dysrepaunia treated?