Superficial Dyspareunia in Postmenopausal Women

Superficial Dyspareunia or Painful sexual intercourse, this is one of the most frequently reported problems from women who are postmenopausal. A surprising amount of women will experience this in their life. Women of all ages can get it but it is most common in postmenopausal women. The effects of superficial Dyspareunia can have an impact on women’s physical and mental health. It can effect relationships and become a distressing part of a woman’s life. 

What is Superficial Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia is pain, during and after sexual intercourse. It can be happen for a few reasons this can be dependent on the person. For example if you are having sex for the first time after an operation this may be the cause for your Dyspareunia. Other women may have always experienced painful intercourse, this would also be classed as Superficial Dyspareunia. Some women believe that painful sex is normal and will have experienced superficial dyspareunia their whole life. Factors such as vaginal dryness and thinning of the lining are the most common reasons for Dyspareunia in women post-menopause.

‘This condition affects 10-20% women at some point in their lives.’ Top Doctors

The most common sign you have Superficial Dyspareunia will be the pain during sexual intercourse. Other signals can be pain when inserting a tampon or pain that may carry on after sexual intercourse. 

Women that have vaginal dryness will often experience dyspareunia, the lack of lubrication can make sex painful and feel tight. It is not recommended to use a lubricant as it means you are likely to become addicted it it, and depend of it every time you have sex. 

At Queens clinic we treat superficial Dyspareunia by using the latest technology in CO2 Lasers ( Lumens laser), and Plasma rich platelets (PRP). Which it taking blood from yourself an injecting the plasma rich platelets into the skin of your vagina to improve elasticity and create and stimulate new collagen. This is how we improve the elasticity in your vagina to improve your pain during intercourses. This will also improve the moisture in the area.

There are very commen cases of superficial dyspareunia which can sometimes requires further attention, in addition to the treatment above such as vagina biopsy which will exclude any underlining health issues.

How to tell when it is Superficial Dyspareunia 

This is pain around the vulva area, the pain normally begins as sexual intercourse starts and the pain is likely to go away once intercourse has finished. It has been linked that women with Superficial Dyspareunia may have had a history of other conditions such as thrush, or another condition which is dermatological. 

What can we do about Dyspareunia?

It depends on the individual and what other conditions they may have or had in the past. Treating other issues the individual might have can make the symptoms of dyspareunia less painful or less frequent. 

 At Queens Clinic we can focus on strengthening and developing the vagina walls to create more lubricant which will develop naturally. 

At Queens clinic we have expert gynaecologists to help with Dyspareunia, 

We offer:

  • A detailed medical history – The doctor will ask you about your experience with pain, before during and after sexual intercourse. The more information we learn about the pain you are having the better. We will also learn about any past illnesses you have had as they may affect dyspareunia. 
  • Medical tests Will be carried out by the doctor to see signs of irritation or infections within. At this point the doctor may try find the points which are painful by applying pressure to the pelvis. 
  • Your doctor might decided that more tests are needed to find the cause of the pain. 
  • We can treat other issues that can be linked to Superficial Dyspareunia. 
  • At Queens Clinic we treat Superficial Dyspareunia with the latest technology in Co2 Lasers. This is used to produce collagen and elasticity in the vaginal walls. This helps to develop the moisture naturally and will help the overall experience of sexual intercourse.