Treatment for Painful Sex | Santa Fe
As many as 75% of women will experience pain during sex at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Lynore Martinez is a board certified OBGYN who has been treating women’s vaginal issues and sexual concerns for more than 25 years. At Live Well Functional Medicine in Santa Fe, NM Dr. Martinez offers women the latest, most advanced, least invasive, and safest treatments for painful intercourse.
Vaginal dryness or atrophy related to lack of estrogen perimenopause, menopause, and breastfeeding can cause pain with sex. Estrogen is needed to optimize vaginal wall thickness and lubrication and lack of estrogen leads to thinning and drying of the vaginal wall. Painful sex can also be related to issues other than dryness. Recurrent vaginal infections, bladder issues, endometriosis, scar tissue from childbirth, can all lead to painful sex – and need to be evaluated and the underlying cause treated.
Painful sex is an obvious cause of reduced libido. Why would you want to engage in an activity that causes pain? This is distressing to both partners, as sexual activity is an important component of a happy and successful relationship for women and their partners.
In many cases hormone replacement therapy can restore vaginal lubrication and make sex enjoyable again. For other women, vaginal dilator therapy, revision of vaginal scar tissue or pelvic floor physical therapy is the best way to reduce vaginal or vulvar pain and restore sexual enjoyment. We also offer revolutionary new non-surgical Thermiva radiofrequency vaginal revitalization, to rejuvenate vaginal tissue, restore tightness and lubrication, reduce incontinence, and improve sexual sensation.
If you would like to restore your enjoyment and increase your libido schedule a consultation with Dr. Lynore Martinez at Live Well Functional Medicine in Santa Fe, NM today. She will diagnose the underlying cause of your pain during intercourse, and offer the safest and most effective treatment for your condition, so you can enjoy intimacy once again!