Painful Intercourse


Painful Intercourse Marietta, GAMany women suffer from painful intercourse, yet, for one reason or another, they do not talk with their doctors about this issue. Painful intercourse is a topic of concern that needs to be discussed with your doctor, and at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are here to provide the highest standard in women’s health care through sensitivity and excellence. Painful intercourse can occur for a variety of reasons, and it is important that you bring this issue up because there are several causes that need to be addressed – some of which are more serious than others. If you are experiencing pain before, during, or after intercourse, please speak with your doctor to find the underlying cause and to find the appropriate treatment.

Talking to your doctor about painful intercourse does not need to be an embarrassing conversation. Your gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in female health, including the physical and emotional effects of sexual intercourse. Painful intercourse can put a huge barrier between you and your spouse or partner because you are either not interested or the pain does not allow you to become fully engaged in healthy sexual participation.

Some of the main causes for painful intercourse include:

  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstruation issues
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic joint instability
  • STDs
  • Uterine fibroids

Because all of these causes can have serious consequences if they are ignored, it is important that you speak with your doctor if you experience pain during intercourse.

At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A., our doctors will work to determine the cause of your pain during intercourse and will determine the best course of treatment to alleviate your pain and protect your health. Please contact our women’s practice today to schedule an appointment. Do not put off visiting us – your health matters.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.