In women, the spectrum of sexual function disorders can present in varying ways, with causes that can vary as well. Symptoms of sexual dysfunction can occur before sex, during sex, and even after sex.
The most common forms of sexual dysfunction include:
- Anorgasmia, the inability to experience orgasm. This can also be called orgasmic disorder.
- Dyspareunia, which means pain during sex.
- Lichen Sclerosus, a rare skin disorder causing patients to develop pale, irriated patches on genital and anal areas.
- Vaginismus, which involves painful, involuntary vaginal contractions. This creates pain upon penetration, including penetration for intercourse, menstruation necessities and medical attention. In some cases, vaginismus makes penetration impossible.
As many as 30-40% of women experience sexual dysfunction at some point during their lifetime. Most often, they seek medical attention complaining of a lack of desire. While the incidence of sex-related disorders increases as women age, women at any age can be affected. Some sexual dysfunction is temporary, but some women face prolonged sexual dysfunction, throughout their lifetime.
Dr. Brady has decades of experience treating the broad spectrum of sexual dysfunction disorders and improving the sexual health of her patients. Depending on each patient’s particular experience and medical presentation, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas offers a variety of treatments, ranging from fractional CO2 laser treatment to non-invasive, non-surgical injections to bio-identical hormone therapy, among others.
Schedule a consultation by calling 214-544-9146 to learn more about the procedures we offer for sexual dysfunction, or fill out the form below and we will contact you.
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What is Lichen Sclerosus?
Lichen sclerosus is a rare condition that causes patients to develop patchy white skin that appears thinner than normal on the genital and anal areas. Anyone can develop Lichen sclerosus, but postmenopausal women are at higher risk. Lichen sclerosus can cause redness, mild to severe itching, pain, discomfort, blotches and wrinkles, painful sex and tearing or bleeding. It rarely improves without treatment and tends to recur, so follow-up treatments are common.
What is Vaginismus?
Vaginismus is a condition wherein the vagina contracts painfully and involuntarily, making penetration for sex, menstrual needs or medical attention painful or impossible. Primary Vaginismus is diagnosed when a patient has never experienced vaginal penetration, while Secondary Vaginismus occurs when women experience natural, painless intercourse for a time, but later in life develop vaginismus.
What is Anorgasmia?
Anorgasmia is the inability to consistently, fully experience orgasm. The spectrum of those experiencing anorgasmia can range from those who find sex pleasurable but are unable to reach orgasm to those who are able to experience orgasm less frequently or intensely than hoped. Anorgasmia can harm mental health, causing both anxiety and distress, and it can take a toll on relationships. Anorgasmia is also sometimes called orgasmic dysfunction.
What is Dyspareunia?
Dyspareunia is the medical term for persistent or recurrent pain during sex – whether that pain comes before, during or after sex. Dyspareunia is experienced in the genital area and can be felt either externally near the vulva, labia, and vaginal opening or internally, in the uterus, lower abdomen and cervix.
Thousands of women have experienced improved sexual function with Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas. Schedule a consultation by calling 214-544-9146 to learn more about the procedures we offer for sexual dysfunction, or fill out the form below and we will contact you.