... still having pain during sex and the doctors cant seem to figure it out! I have no kids and my sex drive is through the roof but I can't. Any suggestions
Hi again! I recall you asking the question about neuropathy with knee and leg pain. I have surprised myself that I remembered!!! Brain fog!!! Anyway, I wonder if it is all tied together somehow. I have talked to some folks whose neuropathy has moved into the genitalia. I hope your doctor will give you a thorough physical exam to get to the bottom of your widespread pain. I had a hysterectomy many years ago and one ovary was left. I formed a large cyst on it, which made sex very painful. Once the ovary was removed, the pain was gone. Perhaps this could be part of your problem. However, I also agree with pamee that a hysterectomy can throw you into premature menopause, which often causes vaginal dryness. Bottom line, my dear, is that you need to see a doctor for a comprehensive exam. Best wishes!
Yes, I have an answer for you. It's a common condition called vulvodynia. My friend's gynecologist didn't have any suggestions, until she asked wasn't there some other specialist that could help her. Then he came up with a doctor that treated vulvodynia. If physical therapy doesn't help you, then you could get Botox injections in your vagina--under anesthesia of course. It worked wonderfully for a friend of mine and her insurance fully paid for it. She still has some discomfort, but fully enjoys sex. It's not a guaranteed treatment, but worth a try.
I'm 61 years old and post menopausal. I've been dealing with pain during sex for several years now. For years, we would go to a health food store and purchase sweet almond oil and use it for lubrication. That worked okay, but when my mother-in-law was on hospice last November, my nephew came to see his grandma and while he was here he purchased some coconut oil (also from a health food store) to moisten her dry mouth and nostrils caused by an oxygen tube in her nose and her mouth being open.
I wondered if it would also work as a lubricant for me so we bought some. I am so happy to have found the coconut oil because it works like a dream! It is a white cream that comes in a jar and melts upon contact with the skin. Also, it doesn't stain the bedding as the massage oils sometimes did.
I hope this helps!
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