Female Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction CAN be treated. The first step would be to undergo a thorough history and physical exam and rule out underlying, untreated medical causes. Lab tests, Laparoscopy, and ultrasounds may be helpful in discovering the root cause. A lack of sexual drive could be hormonal, emotional, or related to pain associated with sex, or even a combination of all of the above.
Professional therapists may be necessary for healing and may aid in issues related to sexuality. However, it is important, to be frank with the professionals at Frisco GYN and Wellness to help determine the root cause of the problem.
Vaginismus, a tightening of the vaginal muscles, can occur as a result of pain the woman experiences. This can be treated using numbing creams and vaginal dilators or even by using therapeutic BOTOX injections painlessly to help relax the muscles involved.
Vestibulitis (inflammation of glands outside of the vaginal opening) could be the cause of pain and lead to vaginismus. This condition often leads to burning at the vaginal opening. Pelvic rest, topical steroids, and possibly surgery are utilized to correct this inflammation.
Vaginal dryness and atrophy (thinning of vaginal and vulvar tissues) are changes associated with menopause. These can be appropriately treated with topical estrogens, however, the use of these needs to be regular and ongoing to be effective. However, for a more permanent and simple solution, the Mona Lisa Touch laser treatment has been very effective. Women appreciate this simple office procedure because it is painless, and it has helped many women in the United States and Europe restore their vaginal health.