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What To Do About Painful Intercourse


Your sexual health is important. Too many women avoid sexual topics with their doctor, even when problems arise.

But the fact is your body undergoes changes at various stages of life. Dr. Ramesh Kumar and the staff at LifeWell M.D. can help you with information, encouragement, and treatments when your vaginal health is at stake.

Painful intercourse is not at all uncommon, as three out of four women experience it at some time in their lives. Changes in your vagina, such as loose skin, lax muscles, or vaginal dryness, can be to blame. These are all symptoms of low estrogen, a hormone that’s important to your vaginal health.

LifeWell M.D. uses integrative and integrative medicine to provide effective therapies for women who experience painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness or other issues. Patients can benefit from a custom treatment plan at any of our three locations in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Port Saint Lucie, Florida.

What causes vaginal dryness?

Hormonal changes, such as those experienced during menopause, are one of the main causes of vaginal dryness and the resulting pain during intercourse. This is a natural part of aging that signals your reproductive cycle is drawing to a close. It does not, however, mean that your sexual pleasure is at an end.

If you are not yet experiencing menopause or perimenopause, other common causes of vaginal dryness can include breastfeeding, medications, certain immune disorders, childbirth, and some medical treatments like chemotherapy. Smoking also contributes to vaginal dryness, in addition to virtually every other health concern.

How can I remedy vaginal dryness?

When vaginal dryness isn’t common or severe, you may be able to take some actions on your own to remedy it and enjoy sexual intercourse. Some suggestions are:

  • Enjoy a hot bath before intercourse

  • Slow down during intercourse

  • Use a water-based lubricant

  • Try different sexual positions that allow more lubrication to stay inside the vagina

Your partner is an important factor and they can work with you to help remedy the issue of vaginal dryness. Discuss some suggested solutions and work on them together for more pleasurable sex.

Treatments for vaginal dryness

At LifeWell M.D., we can discuss the problem of vaginal dryness with you and perform an examination to determine an exact diagnosis. Treatment options are available, and we’re happy to explain each of them to you in detail.

The O-Shot is a revolutionary new therapy to revitalize your sexual system for improved sexual health. It corrects vaginal dryness while increasing sexual desire and enhancing your ability to reach and enjoy orgasm. Dr. Kumar is specifically trained to administer this simple, allergy-free treatment.

A healthy sex life is possible at any age, and other treatment options we provide to remedy vaginal dryness include:

  • Medical acupuncture

  • IV therapy and vitamin boosts

  • Hormone therapy

Don’t allow the fear of pain from vaginal dryness to rob you of the pleasure of sexual intercourse. Contact the nearest location of LifeWell M.D. by phone or online booking to schedule a consultation today.


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