Dyspareunia

What is Dyspareunia ?

Dyspareunia is a painful or difficult coitus.

Dyspareunia may be :

  • Prymary. This type of Dyspareunia appears during initial attempts of sexual intercourse. The cause may be psychogenic or due to inadequate lubrication, improper intromission, infections, etc.
  • Secondary : It is not related to first coitus and often develop years later. causes include dryness of the mucosa, retroflection of the uterus, endometriosis, radiation therapy for treatment of malignancy, etc.

 

If the cause is psychological or emotional, the treatment will be Psychotherapy.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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