Painful Intercourse

Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse often causes problems in a couple’s sexual relationship. In addition to the painful physical toll, there is often a negative emotional effect, so Dr. Rania Ibrahim advises that the problem should be addressed as soon as it happens.

Causes of Painful Intercourse

In many instances, a woman can experience painful intercourse if the vagina is not sufficiently lubricated. When this happens, the pain can be lessened if the female relaxes more, the amount of foreplay is extended, or if the couple uses a lubricant.

According to your OB-GYN, a woman can experience painful intercourse if she has one of the following:

  • Vaginismus is a relatively common condition brought on by a fear of being hurt that creates an unintentional spasm in the vaginal muscles.
  • Vaginal infections such as yeast infections are also common.
  • Problems with the opening to the uterus occur during maximum penetration in which the penis comes in contact with the cervix, resulting in pain.
  • Uterine problems can consist of fibroids that can result in painful intercourse.
  • Endometriosis results when the tissue lining the uterus grows outside the uterus.
  • Problems with the ovaries, including ovarian cysts.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) occurs when the tissues located deep inside the pelvic region become badly swollen, causing painful intercourse.
  • Ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus.
  • Menopause sometimes causes the vaginal lining to dry out.
  • Intercourse following surgery or childbirth can be painful.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases, some of which herpes sores, genital warts or other STDs.
  • Vaginal injuries as a result of childbirth.

If you are experiencing painful intercourse and need a caring and experienced OB-GYN then call the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in The Woodlands, TX.

Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.

Are you looking for an OBGYN in The Woodlands, TX?

Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.

Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.

New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.

Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands.


MonaLisa Touch

Vaginal changes are a normal part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them as inevitable. At New Beginnings OB/GYN, Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, and Christina Parmar, MD, offer MonaLisa Touch® to patients in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. This treatment can help you feel more like yourself. Schedule a consultation at the Shenandoah, Texas, office online or by phone today to learn more. 


MonaLisa Touch Q & A

What causes vaginal changes after middle age?

As you move through middle age and into menopause, your body goes through a wide range of changes. Shifts in hormone production are behind many of these changes. Others are the result of pregnancy and childbirth. 

While every woman has a unique experience during this transition, some experience symptoms that make it difficult to enjoy a healthy and active sex life. Vaginal dryness is a common example and occurs as estrogen levels decline, and your vaginal tissues produce less natural lubrication. 
The tissues that line your vaginal walls also begin to thin as you age. This, in combination with vaginal dryness, can cause tiny tears during sex, making the experience uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. 

What is MonaLisa TouchⓇ?

MonaLisa Touch is a functional vaginal treatment that can address these changes and improve your vaginal function. The treatment uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to create tiny changes in the structure of your vaginal walls. 

Your body perceives these changes as tiny injuries, and launches a strong and swift healing response. New collagen is produced, which thickens and tightens vaginal walls. Treatments also prompt changes in your vaginal mucosa, increasing natural lubrication. 

Some women who experience mild urinary stress incontinence (leaking urine) achieve noticeable improvements after MonaLisa Touch treatments.  

Are MonaLisa Touch treatments painful?

There is no significant discomfort during MonaLisa Touch treatments. The system uses an internal vaginal wand to deliver energy to the targeted tissues. The wand is thoughtfully designed to be comfortable. 

There is no need for any form of anesthesia during treatment. You may notice a slight sensation of warmth and mild vibration during your sessions, which only last around five minutes each. Most women benefit from up to three sessions, with 40-60 days between each visit. 

It’s important to refrain from sex for several days to give your body a chance to adjust after each treatment. It takes several weeks for your body to create new collagen, but many women report seuxal and urinary function improvements right away. 

Call the office to book a visit, or click on the online scheduling page when you're ready to learn more.

Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Houston Methodist Hospital the Woodlands, Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands.