Painful Intercourse Treatment in Reston, VA

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, can be caused by menopause due to the changes in hormones, or from other conditions or events in your life.

The board-certified OBGYNs at Perfectly Female provide testing and treatment for painful intercourse at our gynecology office in Reston, VA. Our providers will take the time to discuss any questions you may have and will fully evaluate your symptoms to ensure a proper diagnosis. To schedule your painful intercourse consultation, please call (703) 796-0200 or request an appointment online to schedule your consultation today!

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Symptoms of Painful Intercourse

If you experience the following symptoms you should talk with your doctor about the different treatment options available:

  • Pain during sexual penetration
  • New pain from intercourse
  • Deep pain during deep thrusting
  • Burning or aching pain during intercourse
  • Pain continuing after intercourse

Causes of Dyspareunia

Insufficient Vaginal Lubrication

Vaginal dryness is very common during menopause due to the decrease of estrogen levels. Talk with your doctor about [MonaLisa Touch], which can help women who experience vaginal dryness. Insufficient lubrication can also be cause by a lack of foreplay, low estrogen levels after childbirth or during breast-feeding, and due to certain medications.


Vulvitis is a condition where the vagina becomes inflamed and can cause painful intercourse. This can be caused skin conditions, like eczema, allergic reactions, infections, or injury. Changes like wearing breathable undergarments and using unscented products can help treat vulvitis, but you may need medications to reduce the irritation.

Spasms from Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a condition that causes involuntary spasms of the muscles along the vaginal wall, which can make intercourse painful. Symptoms of vaginismus include burning or sting during intercourse, entry pain, and even difficulty inserting tampons.

Illnesses or Medications

Certain gynecological conditions can cause pain from deep penetration, including endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and uterine fibroids. Past pelvic surgeries or medications can also result in painful intercourse.

Schedule a Consultation for Painful Intercourse Treatment in Reston, VA

If you are experiencing pain during intercourse, it is especially important to seek treatment from the board-certified OBGYNs at Perfectly Female to discuss the cause of your discomfort and the treatment available. To schedule your consultation at our gynecology office in Reston, VA, please call (703) 796-0200 or request an appointment online.

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