• woman's
  • Dyspareunia can have a significant impact on a woman's mental and physical health, body image, relationships with partners, and efforts to conceive. (aafp.org)
  • Fear, avoidance, and psychologic distress around attempting intercourse can become large parts of a woman's experience of dyspareunia. (wikipedia.org)
  • A perineoplasty procedure repairs damage to the perineum and damage to the Vulva that a woman might experience as a result of: Child birth - the stretching of parturition can cause tears to the tissues, or might require cutting (episiotomy) should the woman's birth canal prove too narrow to allow unobstructed passage of the infant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Experience of coerced sex at an early age reduces a woman's ability to see her sexuality as something over which she has control. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moreover, regarding the woman's satisfaction with the plastic surgical outcome, the study Expectations and Experience of Labial Reduction: A Qualitative Study (2007) reported that the women who underwent labiaplasty had great expectations for the elimination of pubic discomfort and pain, improved cosmetic appearance of the vulva, and improved sexual functioning. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis
  • 2 Determining whether dyspareunia is entry or deep can point to specific causes, although the primary vs. secondary classification is less likely to narrow the differential diagnosis. (aafp.org)
  • emotional
  • Because dyspareunia can be distressing and emotional, the physician should first establish that the patient is ready to discuss the problem in depth. (aafp.org)
  • Fear and anxiety can be differentiated in four domains: (1) duration of emotional experience, (2) temporal focus, (3) specificity of the threat, and (4) motivated direction. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • When there are no visible findings on vulvar exam that would suggest a cause for superficial dyspareunia, a cotton-swab test may be performed. (wikipedia.org)