Painful Intercourse (dyspareunia) can be personally disturbing and if untreated can lead to problems in a couple’s sexual relationship. The physical pain can be disruptive to emotions and may lead to decreased intimacy. There are 2 main categories of painful intercourse: Physical and Emotional. Physical pain can be further broken down into 2 main areas: Entry Pain, which is pain during penetration and Deep Pain, which occurs with penetration to deeper areas. Common causes of Entry Pain are:
- Insufficient lubrication,
- Menopause…loss of moisture and integrity of the vaginal lining
- Injury or Trauma … result of accident, pelvic surgery, female circumsision or surgical episiotomy occuring during child birth
- Inflammation or skin disorder…..skin disorders such as lichen planus, eczema, psoriasis and others.
- Vaginismus….involuntary muscle spasm of the vaginal wall
- Radiation….scarring from radiation
The O-Shot Procedure is very effective for treating Entry Pain