Endometriosis and Painful Sex - Women's Excellence

Endometriosis is a common disease that affects about 1 in 10 women.  Endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus onto other organs and areas of the pelvic cavity including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and bladder. 

As you go through your menstrual cycles, this tissue responds to the rise and fall in hormones and tries to thicken and leave the body (like the lining of your uterus does during menstruation), except it has nowhere to go. As a result, adhesions (scar tissue) can form inside your pelvis. 

Why does endometriosis cause painful sex? 

The endometrial tissue that is growing outside of the uterus becomes inflamed during the menstrual cycle and even other times during the month.  This inflammation in general can be uncomfortable and painful, but during intercourse, the tissues can stretch and pull causing even more pain for a woman.  Some  This pain can be acute during each penetration, or it may present as a deep ache that can last for hours after intercourse. 

In addition to painful intercourse, many women also suffer from infertility due to endometriosis lesions. 

Ways to relieve painful sex from endometriosis 

First and foremost, we recommend to see a specialist right away if you are suffering from painful sex. Painful sex (dyspareunia) can have a significant physical and mental impact on your body. 

In the interim, we recommend several at-home approaches to relieving your symptoms of painful sex from endometriosis.  

  • Over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen 
  • Experimenting with different positions during intercourse to find a comfortable position that does not cause pain 
  • Using a water-based lubricant  
  • Taking a warm bath before and after intercourse 

We Care and We Can Help! 

Women’s Excellence and The Endometriosis Treatment Center of America is dedicated to helping women get back to their normal lifestyle through an accurate diagnosis and treatment plans that cater the symptoms and lifestyle of each patient. 

If you are suffering from painful intercourse, infertility, or other symptoms of endometriosis, contact The Endometriosis Treatment Center today to get the expert care you deserve. 

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About Women’s Excellence 

Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan. Additionally, they specialize in menopause, weight control, bladder control, endometriosis, robotic surgery, oncology, and midwifery services. Women’s Excellence is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation with cutting edge technologies utilizing robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgical options when possible. The knowledgeable, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence focus on patient-centered processes to deliver the highest quality of care. They are affiliated with most insurances. They offer seamless medical record access via a state-of-the-art patient portal and use the latest technology for record keeping and sharing, making the patient experience easier and more efficient.  Women’s Excellence is a proud partner of WDVD 96.3 Detroit and WJR 760AM radio, serving as the team of women’s health experts for both stations.  Women’s Excellence is currently accepting new patients and is conveniently located throughout southeastern Michigan in Birmingham, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Lapeer, Royal Oak, and West Bloomfield. For more information, visit http://www.WomensExcellence.com. 

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