Painful Sex Specialist

Sherry Neyman, MD

Gynecology & Wellness Specialists located in Austin, TX

Painful sex can occur for numerous reasons. When it’s occasional, it’s typically nothing to worry about. However, when painful sex happens frequently, it can affect your intimate relationships. Sherry Neyman, MD, MS, FACOG, a leading gynecologist and women’s wellness expert, specializes in treating all aspects of gynecological health, regularly diagnosing and successfully treating women who experience painful intercourse. Dr. Neyman is one of the leaders of the MonaLisa Touch® nonsurgical procedure in Austin, Texas. To find out if it is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by calling Dr. Neyman’s office.

Painful Sex Q & A

Sherry Neyman, MD

What causes painful sex?

Painful sex, or dyspareunia, for women is more common than you might realize. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including structural issues and psychological concerns. Some common causes of pain during intercourse include:

  • Insufficient lubrication
  • An infection or irritation, such as a urinary tract infection
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Thinning and dryness of vaginal walls after menopause
  • Illnesses or conditions like endometriosis or uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Medical treatments for cancer, like radiation and chemotherapy
  • Psychological problems, like anxiety or depression
  • Stress
  • Vaginismus, or vaginal muscle spasms

Additionally, the way you experience pain during sex could be at the point of entry, burning or aching pain, deep pain, or pain that lasts for hours even after intercourse.

When should I seek medical attention for painful sex?

Never hesitate to seek medical expertise for painful sex and other intimate concerns. Dr. Sherry Neyman has many years of experience in treating women for sexual health conditions and her all-female team is compassionate and understanding of your needs. If painful sex is something new, or you have bleeding following intercourse, feelings of nausea or rectal pain, contact Dr. Neyman’s office for an appointment as soon as possible.

If your sexual pain occurs during menopause or as a result of cancer treatments, and you are unable for pain relief to take hormones, Dr. Neyman offers effective treatments so you can improve intimacy. She has a special interest in helping breast cancer survivors who can’t take hormones and help them make sex a more pleasurable experience.

What treatments are available for painful sex?

Dr. Neyman is one of Austin’s leading gynecologists performing the MonaLisa Touch® laser vaginal rejuvenation — a nonsurgical treatment that can provide pain relief and improve symptoms like vaginal dryness, so sex is more comfortable. Dr. Neyman has performed almost 600 MonaLisa Touch procedures, so you can trust her expertise when it comes to the latest vaginal laser technology for women’s health and reproductive wellness.

Dr. Neyman takes a comprehensive, individualized approach to manage your symptoms of painful sex, often recommending exercises, medications, and the MonaLisa Touch therapy to help women from every age achieve better intimacy.

To learn more about how to get relief from painful symptoms, call Dr. Neyman’s office or schedule a consultation online.