How We Investigate Sexual Discomfort / Pain

When you see a women’s health provider for sexual pain or discomfort, they will do a thorough analysis of your reproductive health. Your doctor will also do a physical exam that can include a pelvic, rectal, and Pap smear test. Having bloodwork or a transvaginal ultrasound can also give you a better idea of what is contributing to pain during intercourse. 

The providers at Mile High can help you find a proper treatment for the discomfort you’re experiencing, but being prepared can help speed up the investigative process. Make sure you are noting where the pain is located in your body, how often it happens, the severity of it, how long you have been experiencing it, and any remedies you have tried to fix it.  

How We Treat Sexual Discomfort + Pain

Treating sexual pain and discomfort can be handled in a number of different ways. Learn more about some of your options here. 

  • Lubrication
    Water-based lubricants can help reduce immediate pain during intercourse and is often the first treatment method you should try.  
  • Medication
    Medications that help enhance hormones, reduce inflammation, or treat an infection may be prescribed by your doctor for painful intercourse. 
  • Sexual Therapy  
If there is no medical reason why you are experiencing pain, psychotherapy may be able to help reduce anxiety about intercourse.
Lubrication
Water-based lubricants can help reduce immediate pain during intercourse and is often the first treatment method you should try.  
Medication
Medications that help enhance hormones, reduce inflammation, or treat an infection may be prescribed by your doctor for painful intercourse. 
Sexual Therapy
If there is no medical reason why you are experiencing pain, psychotherapy may be able to help reduce anxiety about intercourse.

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Do you still have questions about sexual pain and discomfort?

Is bleeding a common symptom associated with sexual pain
While you can bleed as a result of sexual intercourse, it is not a common symptom of sexual pain.
Is sexual pain and discomfort common?
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 3 out of 4 women will experience pain during intercourse at least once.
If I’m having pain, when should I schedule an appointment with my doctor?
If your sexual pain continues over a significant period, becomes worse, or is happening alongside other problems, you should call your doctor as soon as possible.
What if my pain doesn’t go away after treatment?
If you have tried treating your sexual pain and it doesn’t decrease or stop altogether, call your doctor. There may be other treatment options you can explore or another underlying condition that is causing the problem.
Is sexual pain normal?
While you may feel some discomfort after having sexual intercourse, it is not normal to consistently have pain or to feel sore.

Insurance Options We Honor

Mile High OBGYN + Midwifery accepts most major insurance providers! If you have any questions about whether we accept your insurance or not, please reach out to us.

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