Painful sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)

Dyspareunia refers to painful sexual intercourse. Dyspareunia is a very common issue for many women, especially those who have given birth or are menopausal.

For menopausal women, vaginal atrophy/laxity and a drop in their oestrogen levels can result in a lack of vaginal lubrication. This can make intercourse very uncomfortable.  The vaginal tissue does expand during childbirth, but usually bounces back to it’s former state in the following months. However, repeated vaginal births, or scar tissue from a tear or episiotomy can make sexual intercourse uncomfortable or painful.

Dyspareunia can involve pain only at sexual penetration, pain with every penetration (including the insertion of a tampon), deep internal pain during sex, burning or aching sensations, and throbbing pain that continues after intercourse.

Insufficient lubrication, trauma or irritation, or inflammation/infection, can contribute to a patient experiencing dyspareunia..

The symptoms of dyspareunia may be reduced or resolved after treatment with the MonaLisa system. After treatment the walls of the vagina are thicker and more elastic, the lining of the vagina is stronger and more elastic and cells that generate lubrication are more active. – the vaginal canal is narrower but more elastic, lubrication is improved and the vaginal lining is rejuvenated.

Click on the images below to learn more about the symptoms you may be experiencing

Urge/Stress Incontinence
MonaLisa Touch
block-squareVaginal Atrophy
Recurrent UTI’s and thrush