Tag: Painful sex

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)

Menopause, a natural phase in a woman’s life, brings about various physiological changes, one of which is vaginal atrophy. This condition, characterized by a thinning and inflammation of vaginal tissues, can lead to discomfort and reduced quality of life for many women. However, a recent article in The New York Times highlights a groundbreaking study […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]

Lowest Effective Estrogen Dose for the Treatment of GSM: Imvexxy

An estimated 30 million women in the United States currently experience symptoms of the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).   GSM is defined as: a syndrome of various menopausal symptoms and signs including vaginal and vulvar dryness, burning and irritation as well as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain associated with sex, and urinary urgency or […]

Coming Soon: A New Treatment for Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  Endometriosis is a disease of the pelvic that affects between 1 and 8% of the female population.  It can be as high as 50% in women with infertility and is present in as many as 70% of women with pelvic pain.  It’s been over a decade since any new treatments for Endometriosis-associated pain have […]

Seeking Help for Vaginal Dryness

“Like Sandpaper”.   Not usually a comment I hear at the hospital, I turned my head to see what the nurses were discussing.   I could not believe it, they were discussing their vaginas. The conversation was between a few peri- and post-menopausal nurses complaining about the state of their vaginas, using words like “sandpaper”, “the desert” […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause a new term for an old problem

  Women have always gone through menopause.   The hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings are commonly known symptoms that are visible, recognizable and publicly experienced by women all over the world.   We also know that these symptoms usually resolve as women complete their transition into menopause.  There are less visible symptoms that are just as […]

Vaginal Dryness During Sex: Why It Happens to You

  original article here Vaginal dryness makes sex uncomfortable — and it can make you avoid intimacy altogether, which is tough for you and your partner. But what can you do when sex becomes painful because of a lack of moisture? There are other options besides reaching for K-Y Jelly®. Even though this can help, it’s […]

MonaLisa Touch Continues to Prove Successful

  CO2 Fractional Laser treatments for vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA), genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), or the vaginal dryness that comes with menopause and also for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) continues to have remarkable results.   Several new studies have been published establishing the MonaLisa Touch treatment modality as both safe (rare, if any harms reported) and […]

Laser therapy for the restoration of vaginal function.

Gambacciani M1, Palacios S2. Author information   Abstract Laser therapy has a therapeutic role in various medical conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and as a non-invasive option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several therapies are available to alleviate GSM symptoms, including hormonal and […]