Vaginal Pain: Causes and Treatment
In order to assess vaginal pain, it is important to first understand the causes and treatments surrounding your discomfort.
Vaginal Pain Causes
There are many conditions which may cause pain of the vagina but among the most common are the following:
This includes yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted infections, chlamydia and gonorrhea
If your vagina has experienced any trauma due to shaving cuts or childbirth you may need assistance from a physician to address your pain.
Pelvic Floor Issues
If the muscles of your pelvic floor have been damaged you may be experiencing pain in the vagina as well as other areas of the body. Incontinence is also associated in some cases when pelvic floor dysfunction is present.
This is a chronic vaginal pain which is not fully understood by doctors and which does not often present any symptoms. If you believe you may be suffering from chronic pain, please see a doctor immediately.
If the Bartholin’s glands at the entrance to your vagina become blocked you may experience pain due to a Bartholin’s cyst.
Treatments for Vaginal Pain
The treatment plan for your vaginal pain will be mainly based on the cause of the pain.
Antibiotics can be used in many cases of infection or physical trauma.
Antifungals are often effective for yeast infections.
Physical therapy can be effective when it comes to pelvic floor injuries and vulvodynia.
Where to Go for Vaginal Pain Causes and Treatment
When it comes to addressing persistent vaginal pain you should seek the services of a board certified professional in the OBGYN field.
Dr. Hall and her staff at Tysons Gynecology pride themselves in providing exceptional care to their many female patients.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hall and Tysons Gynecology please visit our website or call us today to schedule a consultation at (703)991-6806.