Painful Intercourse Specialist

Jacqueline Bracy, MD

Gynecologist located in Glendora, CA

During menopause, women may experience painful intercourse. Jacqueline Bracy, MD, helps women enjoy their sex life again using MonaLisa Touch®. As a licensed gynecologist, Dr. Bracy performs this revolutionary laser procedure at her office in Glendora, California, and women usually experience results after the first treatment. Discover the difference MonaLisa Touch can have on your sex life. Call the office to schedule your appointment today.

Painful Intercourse Q & A

What causes painful sexual intercourse?

Although many issues can cause painful sexual intercourse, such as an infection or after having a child, a common cause for mature women is menopause. With menopause, you can experience symptoms from the hormonal changes going on inside your body, including:

  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Lower sex drive
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal dryness

Before and after menopause, you may notice changes in your vagina due to the decrease in estrogen. For instance, you might have vaginal dryness and irritation. It’s even possible for sex to become painful.

What treatment does a gynecologist use for painful sexual intercourse?

While traditional treatments include hormone therapy and vaginal creams, one of the latest procedures to treat painful sexual intercourse is MonaLisa Touch®. During the procedure, Dr. Bracy inserts a laser probe into your vagina to revitalize the cells. The laser energy encourages the vaginal tissue to produce more collagen to rejuvenate the tissue.

Typically, the treatment isn’t painful; you only feel a light vibration. And anesthesia is not required.

Dr. Bracy recommends three MonaLisa Touch treatments, given six weeks apart from one another. Each treatment takes less than five minutes, and you may see results after the first treatment.

What can you expect after using MonaLisa Touch for painful intercourse?

After your MonaLisa Touch treatment, your vagina has more lubrication. In addition, you won’t experience itching, pain, or irritation. The treatment increases the elasticity of your vagina, too.

MonaLisa Touch causes minimal side effects, but you may experience slight redness, swelling, or discomfort for a few days.

You can resume your daily activities after the procedure, but Dr. Bracy recommends refraining from sexual intercourse for three to four days. While you’re healing, Dr. Bracy advises you to avoid lifting weights and other physical exercise. She recommends avoiding hot baths for the first few days, as well.  

To enhance your sexual pleasure and regain your femininity, call Dr. Bracy’s office to schedule an appointment.