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Our sexual health is as important as our urinary or bowel health, and when you experience pain during sex, it can affect you physically and emotionally.

Women who experience pelvic floor disorders are more likely to experience painful or uncomfortable sex.

For some women, pain during sex is the first indication of a pelvic floor disorder.

Urogynecologists, also known as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeons, are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of issues that affect a women's sexual health and function, including:

  • Congenital abnormalities (for example, imperforate hymen, vaginal septum, uterine anomalies)
  • Injury, trauma or irritation of the vulva or vagina
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Vaginismus
  • Vesicovaginal and recovaginal fistulas

If sex is painful, there are options to help. It starts with a phone call.

Call 240-677-3100 to schedule an appointment.

Treatment Options

If you experience pain during sex, know that there are treatment options available. Your urogynecologist can help identify the source of the pain and work with you to develop a treatment plan.

  • Desensitizing therapies
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy with biofeedback
  • Surgery to repair fistulas or organ prolapse

Don't let painful sex interrupt your intimate relationships or impact your quality of life.

Call 240-677-3000 to schedule an appointment.