How Do I Know If My Uterus Is Prolapsed?
March 22, 2023
Pelvic organ prolapse is when a pelvic organ moves from its anatomical position, sometimes “dropping” into the vagina. Uterine prolapse is specifically when the uterus falls out of place. The muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor act as a support system for the uterus; when they become weak, it can cause the uterus to move or prolapse. […]
Signs That You Need To See a Hormone Specialist for Sexual Dysfunction
September 10, 2021
Sexual dysfunction isn’t a commonly discussed topic in women’s health and wellness, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a common issue. In fact, many women will deal with sexual dysfunction at some point in their life – so how and why does it happen? Sexual dysfunction refers to any consistent problems you may have with sexual desire/arousal, reaching climax, or […]
Curious About Vaginal Rejuvenation? You’re Not Alone
December 30, 2020
Did you know that there are over 60 million women over the age of 50 living in the United States? Did you know that every year in America around 2.5 million babies are born via vaginal delivery? While age and childbirth are two obvious factors that can seriously impact an individual’s pelvic and vaginal anatomy, there are also many women […]
Clitoral Sensation after Clitoral Hood Reduction
December 23, 2019
When the labial minora are enlarged, it is common to also have enlargement of the clitoral hood. The clitoral hood is the skin that forms the fold over the clitoris. The clitoris is erectile tissue with a dense number of nerve endings. In addition to reducing the size of the labia minora, we often recommend reduction of the clitoral hood […]
Does Clitoral Hood Reduction Increase Sensation with Intercourse?
April 20, 2015
Excess labial tissue and excess skin around the clitoris (the clitoral prepuce or clitoral hood) can cover the clitoris, making it more difficult to achieve clitoral stimulation with intercourse. The excess labial tissue can extend laterally along the sides of the clitoris or the clitoral hood can be enlarged centrally (above the midline of the clitoris). When this excess skin […]
Sexual Dysfunction in Women
October 10, 2013
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is little to no desire for sex. A 2008 survey of 30,000 American women found one in 10 women are affected by HSDD. Women with low sexual desire were found to consequently experience considerable distress or interpersonal difficulties. Various treatment approaches have been utilized including sex therapy, psychotherapy, hormone therapy and sexual dysfunction medications. Further […]
New Medication for Painful Intercourse
July 9, 2013
Treatment for dyspareunia or painful intercourse is targeted at identification and treatment of the underlying cause of symptoms. Osphena (Ospemifene) is a new non-estrogen medication that works as an estrogen agonist/antagonist. Osphena is used to treat moderate to severe dyspareunia associated with vulvar and vaginal atrophy, due to menopause.
What is Dyspareunia?
March 27, 2013
Dyspareunia is persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs before during or after intercourse. Causes may be physical or psychological in origin. A thorough patient history, pelvic exam and sometimes imaging such as ultrasound or CT may be utilized to determine the cause. Symptoms vary depending on the origin or the pain. Pain may occur upon entry or with shallow […]