Pelvic pain (during intercourse)


 

Chronic pelvic pain has the potential to disturb your well-being, interfere with everyday life, and significantly impact personal relationships, as it causes pain during sexual intercourse. Please don’t suffer with pain that affects your quality of life. Contact UroGyn Specialists of Florida and schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee, Florida. Our physicians will diagnose the cause of your pain and recommend treatment to help you find relief and get back to enjoying your life.

What is chronic pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is an ongoing, long-term pain that sometimes affects the entire pelvic region, and other times seems limited to a specific area. The pain can be steady, or it may come and go. It may be a dull ache, a severe and sharp pain, or a sensation of pressure deep in your pelvis. You may even experience pelvic pain during a bowel movement or after sitting too long.

What causes chronic pelvic pain?

When you have chronic pelvic pain, you may have one or more underlying health conditions causing the pain. This list contains only a few of the many potential underlying problems: (See Ref 1, para 7)

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome

What causes pelvic pain during sexual intercourse?

Chronic pelvic pain also causes pain during sexual intercourse, but it’s not the only possible reason for experiencing pelvic pain during sex. Many health conditions and illnesses can lead to deep pelvic pain during intercourse:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Retroverted uterus
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Scarring from prior pelvic surgery

Since pain during intercourse can have multiple causes, talk with your doctor at UroGyn Specialists of Florida, and get a thorough exam to determine your precise physical issue.

What treatments are available?

While the physicians at UroGyn Specialists of Florida always consider each woman’s unique health condition and tailor treatment to meet each person’s needs, a condition like chronic pelvic pain demands individualized treatment according to the degree of pain and the underlying cause.

Your treatment for chronic pelvic pain may include one or more options:

Hormone treatments: Pelvic pain that coincides with a particular phase of your menstrual cycle may be due to hormonal changes, and is treated with hormonal medications.

Medications: In addition to medications for temporary pain relief, if an infection is found, you may need antibiotics. Tricyclic antidepressants may be considered because they effectively relieve chronic pain even when depression isn’t a concern.

Trigger point injections: If your pelvic pain comes from a specific area, numbing medicine injected into the area can block the pain.

Minimally invasive surgery: To correct an underlying condition like endometriosis.

About Us

UroGyn Specialists of Florida is proud to be an "all-in-one" gynecology and urogynecology team for their patients in the Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee areas in Florida. Christopher Walker, MD, FACOG, FICS, FPRMS, and his team believe in treating the entire woman. This all-in-one gynecology practice for women's health specializes in gynecology, urogynecology, cosmetic gynecology, aesthetic medicine, vaginal rejuvenation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. One out of three women today will have some type of urology issues in her lifetime, and the team at UroGyn Specialists wants to be there to help when these problems happen. Bladder infections, bladder leakage, rejuvenation of the pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis, heavy menstruation, vaginal discharge, PMS, hormone replacement, and many other women's health issues can be expertly addressed by the doctors. 

Many women delay getting the care that they need out of fear that the doctor will have "bad news" for them. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists want patients to know that virtually all gynecologic and urologic issues have a solution — but prompt attention is necessary. Call today to set up an appointment! 

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About Us

UroGyn Specialists of Florida is proud to be an "all-in-one" gynecology and urogynecology team for their patients in the Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee areas in Florida. Christopher Walker, MD, FACOG, FICS, FPRMS, and his team believe in treating the entire woman. This all-in-one gynecology practice for women's health specializes in gynecology, urogynecology, cosmetic gynecology, aesthetic medicine, vaginal rejuvenation, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. One out of three women today will have some type of urology issues in her lifetime, and the team at UroGyn Specialists wants to be there to help when these problems happen. Bladder infections, bladder leakage, rejuvenation of the pelvic floor, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, abnormal pap smears, endometriosis, heavy menstruation, vaginal discharge, PMS, hormone replacement, and many other women's health issues can be expertly addressed by the doctors. 

Many women delay getting the care that they need out of fear that the doctor will have "bad news" for them. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists want patients to know that virtually all gynecologic and urologic issues have a solution — but prompt attention is necessary. Call today to set up an appointment! 


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