This question was answered on Sat 03, Jul 2010 01:00pm by Dr Jasmine M

I am 52yr female. For the past few months sex has become painful to the point ofnot wanting to partake anymore. Intercourse feels like razor blades, afterperservering for half hour or more it does become easier but the morning afteris very uncomfortable i

    
Asked by desdeb (Female; 52; 2 children (oldest 27) menopause over (last period age about 40) usually healthy and fit; Relevant drugs:none ) on Fri 02, Jul 2010 11:51am

For the past few months sex has become painful to the point of not wanting to partake anymore. Intercourse feels like razor blades, after perservering for half hour or more it does become easier but the morning after is very uncomfortable internally and I usually have to stay in bed and have 2 - 3 baths during the day. Last smear was clear last summer. What is wrong with me? Please help.

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Jasmine M  on Sat 03, Jul 2010 01:00pm:

Hi Desdeb. This could be due to the hormonal changes brought about by menopause because a decreased level of estrogen may cause changes in sexual response such as slower lubrication or reduced length and width of the vagina. Other possibilities include vaginitis, vaginismus,vulvar pain (secondary to contact dermatitis, infections, skin disorders, and injuries), internal problems (such as problems in the uterus, pelvic mass,etc) or from sexual response difficulties such as lack of desire or arousal due to your state of mind (emotions such as fear, guilt, or shame, stress or fatigue, relationship problems), certain medications, or from medical conditions. Please consult a doctor for proper evaluation and management. A urinalysis, culture, allergy test, ultrasound or laparoscopy may be requested. Treatment depends on the cause and successful treatment depends on finding the right cause. If due to hormonal changes, estrogen therapy may be given and use of lubricant during sex and a longer period of foreplay may be helpful. If due to an infection, medications will help treat it and in certain cases surgery may be necessary. Hope this helps. Take care.

Detailed answer for your question: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Second opinion from another doctor: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Doctor For Free:

©2011 - Ask Doctor For Free  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskDoctorForFree is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskDoctorForFree and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats