Superficial dyspareunia is very common in women, affecting one in five women, but can also manifest in men during or after intercourse. People in Birmingham suffering from this genital condition can now refer to our specialist, Dr. Amgad R Habib, Consultant at Renew Skin & Health Clinic. MBBCh, MSc and MRCOG, Dr. Habib completed his training in Genito-Urinary Medicine in West Midlands Hospitals and has been appointed as a Consultant in GUM since 2004. His main interest is treating skin conditions in male and female genital area including warts treatment and various STIs, and specializes in vulvar painful conditions (vulvodynias and dyspareunia).

Superficial dyspareunia is a genital condition mostly affecting women, as we have previously mentioned, manifesting through pain experienced at the moment of penetration, felt in the vagina, clitoris or labia, which stops when the movement ceases. Most women described the symptoms as burning or menstrual-like cramping pain sensations, varying in intensity and locations, but in any case leading to loss of interest in sexual activities, which also creates great psychological distress.
There are various factors that may cause superficial dyspareunia such as provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), a conditions that refers to an alteration of the nervous system that makes the affected ones confuse mild discomfort stimuli with significant, unbearable pain, being probably a form of the vulvar chronic pain syndrome; genital herpes simplex, anthropic vaginitis, vulvar disorders, postsurgical vagina narrowing, congenital malformations and lack of estrogen which causes dryness and loss of lubrication which can further cause a recurrent tearing of the posterior fourchette.

An effective treatment for superficial dyspareunia is always based on an accurate diagnosis which takes into account the symptoms you’re experiencing and a pelvic examination regarding the vulvar skin and the condition of the outer genitalia. A PVD test may also be required, as the condition ranges among the factors that cause superficial dyspareunia, but this is painless and quick, only consisting in a cotton swab. Our specialist, Dr. Amgad R Habib will also ask you a few questions about when the symptoms started, their intensity, etc. while also assessing your current health condition and medical or sexual history, to determine an exact cause of the superficial dyspareunia genital condition.

The superficial dyspareunia treatments vary according to each individual’s condition, ranging from antibiotics for different infections, antifungal creams for yeast infections, analgesics, estrogen creams or pills for the lubrication of the vagina, especially in post-menopausal periods, to surgery for the correction of congenital malformations or for the removal of cysts or large fibroids.

Contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office on 01926 422454 to book your superficial dyspareunia consultation/treatment and get rid of the painful superficial dyspareunia genital condition with the safe, effective and highly professional treatments recommended by our Consultant specialist, Dr. Amgad R Habib.