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Experiencing pain with sex and the pelvic region?

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Experiencing pain with sex and the pelvic region?

Like a lot of pain symptoms, pain within the pelvic region is difficult to see. It can also be difficult to diagnose, with many women suffering for years before finding help. It not only affects your day-to-day wellbeing, but also your intimate/sexual relationship.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain experienced with sex, when inserting a tampon or when having a PAP smear
  • Involuntary pelvic floor spasms (sometimes in anticipation of pain or penetration)
  • Vulval pain experienced when sitting or wearing tight clothing
  • Pain with menstruation
  • Pain associated with a full bladder
  • Tail bone or coccyx pain – that makes sitting difficult

There are several possible causes of pelvic and sexual pain:

  • Pelvic floor muscles that are tense, tight or overactive – as well as experiencing difficulty relaxing your pelvic floor muscles
  • Recurrent infections such as thrush or urinary tract infections
  • Inflammation of the skin and vulva
  • Nerve-related issues
  • Hormonal factors such as changes during menopause or while breastfeeding
  • Psychological factors such as stress, mood or relationship issues
  • Genetic factors
  • Over-training the abdominal muscles

Pelvic and sexual pain is very physically and emotionally distressing and can be difficult to talk about. Did you know that there is a specialized area of Physiotherapy that can help? Our team at Western Women’s and Men’s Health are passionate and experienced with problems in the pelvic region. We love helping people to regain their pelvic health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our caring Physiotherapists. We look forward to making a positive change in your daily life as well as helping you to experience enjoyment with intimacy again. Call us today on (03) 8001 2044.

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