Dyspareunia Causes, Symptoms, Diangosis and Treatment

Dyspareunia

What Is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia refers to painful sexual intercourse which may occur due to medical or psychological reasons.

Although it can affect both genders, it is significantly more common in women than men. The pain may be concentrated to the surface of the genitalia, or it could spread to the pelvis.

Understanding the location, nature and the duration of pain is important for understanding the cause and thereby treatment of dyspareunia.

Commonly multiple underlying causes contribute to the pain. Contributing factors may include physical, psychological, and social factors. The pain can either be acquired or congenital in nature.

Treatment is available and helps many women in experiencing relief. It largely focuses on identifying the underlying cause of dyspareunia and treating it.

Causes Of Dyspareunia:

Some of the causes vary according to the gender of the affected individual, while some causes are universal.

In women, the most common causes are:

Causes For Men May Include:

  •     Infections of the prostate, bladder or seminal vesicles
  •     Interstitial cystitis
  •     Gonorrheal infections leads to burning sharp penile pains
  •     Urethritis or prostatis can make genital stimulation painful
  •     Anatomic deformities of the penis
  •     Tension in frenulum

Emotional Factors May Also Lead To The Development Of Dyspareunia. They Include:

  •     Psychological problems.
    Anxiety
    Depression
    Concerns about physical appearance
    Fear of intimacy
    Relationship problems
  •     Stress.
  •     History of sexual abuse.

Symptoms Of Dyspareunia:

Symptoms of dyspareunia include:

  •     Pain only at sexual penetration
  •     Pain with every penetration
  •     Experiencing pain after previously pain-free intercourse
  •     Deep pain during thrusting
  •     Burning pain or aching pain
  •     Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse

Diagnosis Of Dyspareunia:

Dyspareunia can be diagnosed via:

  •     A medical history.
  •     A pelvic exam.
  •     A visual exam of the vagina, in case of a women
  •     Pelvic ultrasound, if there is a suspicion of other associated complications

Treatment Of Dyspareunia:

The following treatment options help relieve symptoms:

  •     Medication
    ospemifene
  •     Therapy
    Sex therapy
    Desensitization therapy

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