Intercourse is meant to be pleasurable and not cause any discomfort, but if you find that it has become painful, it’s important to visit your doctor to find out why. So during your consultation be sure to ask your physician this question directly – why am I experiencing pain with intercourse.
It could be vulvodynia. Pain with intercourse, is one of the most notable symptoms of vulvodynia. The pain may occur at the vaginal opening, but some women experience pain in other parts of the vagina, which manifests when there is pressure during intercourse.
Signs and symptoms of vulvodynia
Vulvodynia is a condition that is marked by chronic pain at the opening of the vagina. The pain may be continuous or it may come and go. Although pain is the most overwhelming symptom of the condition, patients may also experience irritation, odor, and discharge.
Treating pain with intercourse
Choosing the right solution for pain with intercourse will depend on the underlying cause. If it’s believed that the problem is being caused by vulvodynia, then a definitive diagnosis can be made with the help of a vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test. The VFA test is available at Fowler GYN International (FGI).
FGI are specialists in vaginal healthcare and have helped thousands of women in the US get the relief they need from vulvodynia. FGI formulates a customized treatment protocol for each patient, which is reviewed and revised as needed.
Are you experiencing pain with intercourse? Contact Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for a consultation. FGI is headed by board certified gynecologist Dr. R. Stuart Fowler. Dr. Fowler has extensive experience in treating vulvodynia and other vulvovaginal conditions. You can reach them at fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.