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Some women are too shy to discuss the intimate painful symptoms they experience and continue to suffer in silence. Dr. Kalpana Desai is bringing awareness to these issues and with awareness she brings a solution. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort during intimate relations, and you suffer from vaginal discomforts such as;

Then continue reading to learn more! 

Vaginal atrophy is a series of natural changes which take place in the vagina as women age and their estrogen levels decrease. With women living much longer than they did in previous eras, vaginal atrophy has become a major concern in the women's health community. In addition to being a quality of life issue, this condition can also lead to complications in the urinary tract, some of which can become quite serious if they are not addressed.

Atrophic vaginitis, as it is also known, sets in around the time of menopause. As estrogen production declines, the tissues in the vagina become dry, thin, and shrunken. This can cause aches and pains, and it tends to make intercourse unpleasant because suitable lubrication is not available. This can cause a decline in sex drive, which can be a concern for women and their partners. The atrophy can also spread to the urinary tract, leading to difficulty urinating, bloody urine, and other problems.

Over time, the vulvar tissue loses its tightness and skin can begin to sag. The loose skin, called laxity, is very common among women. In addition to occurring naturally with age, factors like genetics, trauma, weight loss, and childbirth can all affect the laxity of the tissues surrounding the vagina.

Many women have painful intercourse at some point in their lives. The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh), defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Dyspareunia is a pain you experience during sexual intercourse or other sexual activity that involves penetration. The pain may be superficial or deep. It may result from vaginal dryness or disorders of the genital organs. If you have experienced these symptoms and have not addressed these with your healthcare provider, Dr. Kalpana Desai is prepared to help you though these issues. She can diagnose your symptoms with a free consultation that involves reviewing you medical and surgical history.

Many women are too embarrassed to discuss this pain, making it important for doctors to be proactive about addressing any of these vaginal discomforts. Any of these conditions can usually be diagnosed with a patient interview and a physical exam which will reveal obvious and significant changes in the vagina. Thankfully, looking good and feeling good are just a few simple treatments away with Monalisa Touch. There’s no pain, no anesthesia, no surgery, no needles. This is a series of three 5 minute treatments performed in-office. If your are one of these women and would like to find out more or discuss your personal case with Dr. Desai. Please call Integrated Family Medical Center and schedule your free consultation to see if this is right for you. Dr Desai caters to all the patients of The Villages, and the Tri-counties of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. Call 352-259-6949 or connect with to schedule.

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