Tag Archive: painful sex

Mar 13

Sex, Weight and Self after Baby

   For all the Ask Dr R queries about getting your self and your life back after childbirth… The beauty of motherhood and womanhood lies in the balance –      Losing Baby Weight Many women look back at their pre-baby clothes convinced they will never wear them again, but there is hope, because most do …

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Aug 22

Ask Dr R: painful sex- perineoplasty?

Painful sex after menopause Hello Dr. R, I am a 51 year old that has pain upon entry, visited my doctor and he is suggesting a perineoplasty, is that the same procedure as a Fenton’s?  Is there anything else that wouldn’t be as invasive? I do not want to take hormones and I am not …

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Jun 13

Prolene mesh and your prolapse surgery – erosions, sex, and the latest data

Prolene Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cystocele, rectocele, erosions, sex, mesh shrinkage, folding and thickening     You can’t make this stuff up. Prolene mesh is the product name for a permanent plastic mesh with many implantation applications in reconstructive surgery. Prolene mesh is used to fix large and small abdominal hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias …

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Mar 22

Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hair dresser knows for sure…

(c) 2011 L.Romanzi Does she or does she not; is the epidemic of “female sexual dysfunction” (FSD) fact or fiction? If fact, what’s to be done about it? Is it hormonal, vascular (clogged arteries – think “atherosclerosis of the vulva and clitoris”), muscular, psychological, or some labyrinthine combination of contributors? Or should we say, detractors? The …

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Nov 14

Valium for your Vagina

Dyspareunia is the latin word for “pain with sex”. The true prevalence of women who have pain with sex is unknown, since many women believe the pain to be “normal” or something for which nothing can be done. Various conditions can contribute to the symptom, including vestibulitis (here I recommend a visit to my colleague …

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Oct 30

Ask Dr. R: 5 year marriage ruined by painful sex

For almost 5 years now I’ve only had sex with my husband about 4 times due to very painful sex.  I’ve tried physical therapy, estrogen treatments, and dilators.  I’m at my wits end.   I don’t know who to go to or talk to about this since it is a very sensitive subject.  It is …

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Oct 27

Ask Dr. R: painful sex, PCOS, tilted uterus, vaginal septum

Hi Dr. Romanzi, I’m a 25 y/o female and have always had pain during sexual penetration. I have PCOS and a retroverted uterus, and am wondering if there might be a connection among those factors. Additionally, I had a transverse vaginal septum that was surgically severed 5 years ago. I was wondering if a physical …

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Aug 04

When Rejuvenate = Relubricate

(c) 2010 Lauri Romanzi For the latest on vaginal dryness in your 40’s and beyond,  enjoy this guest-blogger interview with PHIT’s medical director from  Sweet Talk on the Spot. I’m talking user-friendly vaginal estrogens, over-the-counter lubricants, kitchen myths and the latest from Europe. WD-40 Dr. Romanzi Talks Lubrication After 40Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by SweetTalk on the Spot …

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Jun 14

Ask Dr R: Glamour reader asks -What to do when Sex Hurts!

I recently read an article you were featured in for Glamour magazine and sparked me to find out more about your practice.  I am a 25 y/o female in a committed, sexual active relationship.  With past partners I have experienced vaginal pain during intercourse and this partner is no exception.  No matter how much foreplay, …

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