There are many causes for dyspareunia. It can be difficult to figure it out on your own. It is a good idea to consult your doctor if sex is regularly becoming painful. Not many women tell their doctor about dyspareunia. Unfortunately so many ‘suffer in silence’ when there may be effective treatments available to them.

Some of the causes of dyspareunia include:

  • dryness
  • childbirth
  • skin conditions that effect the vulva
  • menopause
  • infections
  • endometriosis
  • growths inside the pelvis like ovarian cysts or large fibroids
  • bladder problems
  • chronic pain syndromes
  • previous traumatic experiences

Simple measures

If sex is beginning to become painful we recommend a few simple measures you can do yourself at home to start with:

  • Adequate arousal which helps with lubrication
  • Lubrication (water based lubricants are readily available from the supermarket or chemist)

Medications and Treatments

The treatment for your dyspareunia will depend on a thorough assessment as to what is the cause. Examples include topical medication, oral medication, physical therapy, surgery or the laser treatment, GyaneLase.

If you are still experiencing discomfort why don’t you make an appointment with one of the specialist gynaecologists at the Specialist Clinics of Australia. All are trained specialists who are experienced in helping women with dyspareunia with the latest technologies and in a kind and sensitive manner.