Intercourse isn’t supposed to be painful, but if it is, you are probably asking yourself – Why am I experiencing pain with intercourse when nobody else does. Not being able to enjoy the sexual experience is probably having a devastating impact on your sex life, so it’s important to get the help you need.
Pain with intercourse at the vaginal opening is often due to a condition called vulvodynia. The pain can be so excruciating for some women that even sitting for long periods, or inserting a tampon or wearing tight jeans becomes difficult. Therefore vulvodynia not only impacts a woman’s sexual well-being, it also affects her quality of life.
Vulvodynia often goes undiagnosed
Unfortunately, vulvodynia often goes undiagnosed, due to the lack of awareness among doctors about vulvovaginal conditions. Many women with vulvodynia seek treatment from doctors that have no training about it, and therefore don’t understand the condition.
However the vaginal care experts at Fowler GYN International (FGI) specialize in treating vulvodynia, and have been able to help many women get the relief they need from vulvodynia pain.
Treatment for Vulvodynia
FGI is headed by Dr. R. Stuart Fowler, a board certified gynecologist who has carried out years of clinical observation and research into vulvodynia. As a result of these studies, Dr. Fowler recognized that women with vulvodynia all had the same underlying etiology, which is an altered vaginal microflora pattern.
When the vaginal microflora is out of balance, it can lead to a variety of side effects, including chronic odor, recurrent yeast infections and discharge. FGI therefore recommends a customized treatment protocol to restore vaginal health.
Is pain with intercourse a problem for you? Contact Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ, for help.
You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com, or by calling (480) 420-4001.