Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Borger Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Borger, TX

While sexual dysfunction most commonly affects women nearing menopause, women of all ages can certainly experience issues. Before living another day with sexual dysfunction concerns, see what Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, of Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology can do for you. As a board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Patel offers effective solutions for sexual dysfunction right in his Borger, Texas, clinic. Book your exam with the online scheduler or call the clinic today. Dr. Patel is currently accepting new patients in Amarillo, Pampa, Dumas, Candian, and Panhandle!

Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What causes sexual dysfunction?

Each woman’s sexual sensation and libido is different. If you’re experiencing changes in your sexual health, or if sex always seems to be painful or uncomfortable, it’s time to find the cause. Sexual dysfunction could stem from:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Menopause
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Bladder problems

It’s also common to feel discomfort — and thus less desire —- during sexual intercourse if you have an underlying problem with your reproductive organs, such as large ovarian cysts.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is an umbrella term for many types of issues and you may have more than one problem occurring at the same time. If you’re getting close to menopause, for instance, the sudden drop in estrogen can decrease natural vaginal lubrication and cause delicate vaginal tissues to start to thin. This can make sexual intercourse become increasingly painful and uncomfortable.

Other symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women include:

  • Inability to achieve orgasm
  • Sexual arousal disorder
  • Low sex drive

No matter what’s causing your case of sexual dysfunction, you can feel confident that Dr. Patel and his team at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology are going to help you find an effective solution.

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Treating sexual dysfunction depends on, of course, what’s causing it. Dr. Patel and his caring team of practitioners offer several types of sexual dysfunction solutions, including:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE®
  • Vaginal estrogen creams, rings, or suppositories
  • Personal lubricants
  • Medications to improve sex drive

Occasionally, sexual dysfunction stems from an enlarged labia. You might feel uncomfortable about the appearance of your vagina, or the twisting and tugging on sensitive labia tissue can be painful. In this case, Dr. Patel may recommend a customized labiaplasty procedure to remove excess skin and reconstruct your labia.

If your case of sexual dysfunction comes from an underlying gynecological health issue, such as uterine fibroids, Dr. Patel could suggest minimally invasive surgery to treat the underlying condition. Once you’re healed, your sexual dysfunction and pain during intercourse should resolve.

Sexual dysfunction shouldn’t be ignored, so the team at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology work to get to the root of your condition. To see what they can do for you, book an exam online or over the phone.