Orange County OBGYN -  - OBGYN Specialist

Orange County OBGYN

OBGYN Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA

Painful Intercourse And Female Sexual Health Specialist

Painful intercourse affects nearly three out of four women at some point in their lives. Sometimes the pain is temporary, but many women suffer from painful intercourse for years before seeking help. Dr. Yonatan Mahller has extensive experience determining the exact cause of painful intercourse and successfully treating it so that you can regain a healthy sex life. Contact his office in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, or schedule an appointment online if you’re ready to find a solution to painful intercourse.

Painful intercourse and Female Sexual Health Q & A

What causes painful intercourse?

Painful intercourse has more potential causes than you may realize, including gynecologic conditions, medications that affect your sex drive, and problems with your sexual response, such as lack of lubrication.

The gynecologic conditions that cause pain during intercourse include:

  • Hormonal changes: during perimenopause and menopause, loss of estrogen can cause vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy
  • Vaginitis: inflammation of the vagina caused by a yeast or bacterial infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: infection of reproductive organs, often caused by a sexually transmitted disease
  • Endometriosis: tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and throughout the abdomen
  • Uterine fibroids: noncancerous growths in the uterus made of muscle tissue
  • Ovarian cysts: fluid-filled sacs that grow inside or on the outside of the ovaries
  • Vulvodynia: pain disorder that affects the vulva (external genitalia)
  • Vaginismus: involuntary tightening of pelvic floor muscles, including the vagina

What are the symptoms of painful intercourse?

It’s important to know that the pain caused during intercourse is different for each woman. It may occur under varying circumstances and be felt in unexpected parts of the body. You may feel the pain in your external genitalia, inside your vagina, in your lower back, or anywhere in the pelvic region.

You may experience pain only at sexual penetration, or you may feel pain every time you use a tampon. The pain may even go away and return another time. Women describe the pain in various ways, including deep, burning, sharp, and aching. Sometimes the pain lasts for hours after intercourse.

How is painful intercourse treated?

After Dr. Mahller identifies the exact cause of the problem, he recommends a treatment plan tailored to your specific health needs. Treatment options include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery: removes fibroids, cysts, and excess uterine tissues
  • Medication: to treat an infection
  • Pelvic muscle relaxation exercises
  • Hormone replacement therapy: raises levels of estrogen, which improves vaginal health, relieves vaginal dryness, and subsequently eliminates painful intercourse
  • MonaLisa Touch®: a CO2 laser that safely and effectively improves vaginal tissue by stimulating production of collagen and new blood vessels in the vagina, and reduces symptoms of dryness and atrophy

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Cigna
GEHA
Great West Health Care
Meridian Health Plan
Multiplan
PHCS
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "There aren't enough good things I can say about Dr. Mahller and his staff! Dr. Mahller really listens to his patients and carefully addresses all of your concerns."

    Neda H.
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    "Dr. Mahller is one of those rare doctors who takes the time to answer every question and he has a wonderful bedside manner! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Mahller!"

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    "Our whole pregnancy and delivery was a beautiful experience because of Dr. Mahller. We can't thank him enough for bringing our beautiful baby girl safely into the world"

    Blaire B.
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    "He is caring, comforting, relaxed and gentle. I recommend him highly if you're looking for a good doctor!"

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    "Dr. Mahller is a wonderful person and doctor with great sense of humor. He cares about his patients and knows his craft. I would definitely recommend him!"

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    "Childbirth was an absolutely wonderful experience, Dr. Mahller couldn't have been more courteous and did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable, happy and excited. "

    Ashley P.
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    "I can honestly say this pregnancy has been a great experience so far, and having Dr. Mahller as our doctor definitely helps. Highly recommended!"

    Holly E.
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    "I wouldn't trust anyone else with the well being of my little girl, I never felt worried during my pregnancy and always had peace of mind."

    Jessica M.
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    "I had the best experience and was treated great throughout my pregnancy. Dr. Mahller has patience during consultation visits as well as delivering a baby."

    Joanna M.
Location
Orange County OBGYN
355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 302
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-375-8244
Fax: 949-398-9812
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949-375-8244