Diagnosis and management of sexual pain disorders: Dyspareunia

Jill M. Krapf, Andrew T. Goldstein

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Dyspareunia can be one of the most challenging complaints that providers encounter in the office setting. Ensuring adequate time and a comfortable setting to address a woman’s concerns is essential to evaluation and treatment. Understanding the broad differential diagnosis of painful intercourse guides history taking. A thorough, yet focused, pelvic examination is necessary to determine the cause of the sexual pain. Identifying the location of the pain is the first step in determining the diagnosis. Although specific conditions may be associated with dyspareunia, sexual pain often falls into the category of vulvodynia or more specifically provoked vestibulodynia. Sexual pain can significantly affect a woman’s well-being and quality of life. Restoration of lasting and satisfying sexual function often requires a multidimensional understanding of the condition. Providers should feel empowered to treat this condition with the information reviewed in this chapter.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaManagement of Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaAn Interdisciplinary Approach
EditorialSpringer New York
Número de páginas12
ISBN (versión digital)9781493931002
ISBN (versión impresa)9781493930999
EstadoPublished - ene. 1 2016
Publicado de forma externa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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