Is Your Sex Life Suddenly Going Downhill? Whats Up Doc? Gynaec Should Be The First Person You Call
Is Your Sex Life Suddenly Going Downhill? Whats Up Doc? Gynaec Should Be The First Person You Call

Most of us are okay to consult a doctor about pain or a disease. But we usually don’t count bad sex as a problem worth tackling with our gynaecologist. This is a shame because many of the issues women have in bed can be traced to physiological conditions that can be eased. We get you started on those conversations by doing a first round of consultations with a few specialities.

I just went on the pill and I’ve lost interest in sex

After taking the pill around 15 percent have a decreased sex drive pills are a combination of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone and they stop ovulation. Some women who feel a natural increase in libido around the time of ovulation, might not feel the same kind of an urge when they are on the pill. You can try a different pill or a different method of birth control in this case.

Why am I unable to orgasm even when fully stimulated?

There is a condition called anorgasmia that prevents a person from reaching the big O
For most women the reason is psychological. The medical reasons could be diabetes, neurological diseases, gynaecological surgeries or cancer surgeries or vaginisumus which is painful sex. Your doctor can isolate the cause for the problem and prescribe ways to ease your way to an orgasm.

Can fibroids cause pain during sex?

Fibroids are Benign tumours in the uterus and can cause painful sex in some women. Fibroids vary in size number and position. Normally they do not cause pain during intercourse, unless they are too large or in the lower uterine cavity close to the cervix. The treatment of fibroids depends on the severity of the problem and includes hormonal medication or surgery.

Why do one get vaginal discharge when aroused?

When. You are aroused, you get wet down there because blood vessels dilate and get filled with blood. It is called vasocongestion, and it creates fluid secretions that ease penetration. This lubrication is usually thin and watery, but when it gets mixed with the discharge that is present in the vagina, it can appear clear watery or milky depending on the phase of your monthly cycle.

Experiencing pain and burning sensation during sex are the most common problems due to vaginal dryness, infection, irritation by soaps and cosmetics, or cuts and tears in the vagina. The vaginal dryness could also be caused by the pill, hormonal changes, certain medications or low oestrogen levels. 

You need to get tested for urinary infections as well as vaginal infections, which may lead to pelvic infections and consequent inflammation, which leads to pain and burning.