Sexual Problems in Women
When To Call a Doctor
Call a doctor for immediate care if you have sudden, severe pelvic pain.
Call a doctor for an appointment if you feel pain or discomfort in your vaginal area. You may have a Reference vaginal infection Opens New Window or a Reference sexually transmitted infection Opens New Window.
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you improve on your own, you won't need treatment. If you don't improve, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
If you are having pain with sex, you need to see a doctor. For other sexual problems, it may help to talk with your doctor before trying watchful waiting.
During watchful waiting, you might try home treatment, such as lubrication and exercises to stimulate sexual desire.
Maintaining honest and frequent communications with your doctor will help you decide whether medical treatment is needed.
Who to see
Health professionals who can help you evaluate your symptoms and treat a sexual problem include:
- Reference Gynecologists Opens New Window.
- Counselors who specialize in Reference sex therapy.
- Reference Psychologists Opens New Window.
- Reference Family medicine physicians Opens New Window.
- Reference Urologists Opens New Window.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology