Pelvic Pain and Painful Sex

MSH (My Sexual Health) team members are healthcare professionals who specialise in helping patients with pelvic pain and painful sex, providing valuable support, assessment, and treatment options to individuals experiencing these concerns.

Understanding Pelvic Pain and Painful Sex:

MSH team members have knowledge about pelvic pain and its impact on sexual experiences. They can explain that pelvic pain can arise from various causes, including muscle tension, inflammation, infections, or underlying medical conditions. They understand that pelvic pain can lead to painful sex (dyspareunia), which can significantly affect sexual pleasure and intimacy.

Assessment and Evaluation:

MSH team members thoroughly assess the underlying factors contributing to pelvic pain and painful sex. They consider both physical and psychological aspects, taking into account medical history, gynaecological history, sexual history, and any emotional or relational factors that may be influencing the pain. They may perform physical examinations or order diagnostic tests to identify underlying conditions.

Treatment Options:

MSH team members offer various treatment options for pelvic pain and painful sex based on the underlying causes. They may recommend a combination of approaches, such as pelvic floor exercises, physical therapy, medications, or referral to specialists for further evaluation and treatment. They provide guidance on pain management techniques and self-care strategies.

Psychological and Relational Support:

Pelvic pain and painful sex can significantly impact an individual's emotional well-being and relationships. MSH team members provide a supportive and understanding environment for patients to discuss their concerns openly. They offer counselling and guidance on addressing psychological barriers, managing stress, improving communication with partners, and fostering intimacy and connection.

Collaboration with Specialists:

MSH team members collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as gynaecologists, urologists, or pain specialists, to ensure comprehensive care for patients with pelvic pain and painful sex. They can facilitate referrals to specialists when necessary, ensuring that individuals receive specialised expertise and treatment options tailored to their specific needs.

Education and Resources:

MSH team members provide educational resources on pelvic pain and painful sex, including information on potential causes, treatment options, and self-help strategies. They may recommend reliable sources of information and additional resources, such as books, websites, or support groups, that offer further support for individuals experiencing these concerns.

By seeking support from MSH team members, individuals dealing with pelvic pain and painful sex can access expert guidance, evaluation, and treatment options tailored to their specific needs. The services provided by these professionals contribute to improving sexual well-being, managing pain, enhancing communication, and promoting overall satisfaction and pleasure in sexual experiences.

My Sexual Health provides credible sexual health services for Pelvic Pain and Painful Sex. Contact us for an appointment with a medical doctor, physiotherapist, or other health professional

MSH doctors can assist with the medical implications of your condition. Refer to the list of Competent Sexual Health Providers listed on our website.

If you suspect that your problem Is more psychological or due to relationship factors, you can see one of the MSH psychologists/counsellors.

All the MSH Team members work within the context of a multidisciplinary team and will refer you to another team member of need be.

*Please contact your preferred healthcare provider directly for more information about the cost of consultations. MSH offers a platform service to Credible Sexual Health Providers you may choose to consult with.

Disclaimer:  MSH provides a platform for Sexual Health providers to network and learn in order to render the highest level of sexual health services to patients.  MSH does not take responsibility for the clinical practice of any of its members.  Any concerns can be directed towards but misconduct needs to be reported to the registration body of the particular individual.