There are a variety of reasons why women may experience pelvic pain, dryness, and painful sex, and these symptoms can be related to each other or occur independently. Some possible causes of these symptoms include:

  1. Menopause: As women age, they may experience a decrease in estrogen levels, which can lead to vaginal dryness and painful sex.
  2. Vaginal infections: Infections such as bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections can cause pelvic pain and discomfort during sex.
  3. Endometriosis: This is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, which can cause pelvic pain and discomfort during sex.
  4. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): This is an infection of the reproductive organs that can cause pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, and painful sex.
  5. Fibroids: These are noncancerous growths in the uterus that can cause pelvic pain and pressure.
  6. Interstitial cystitis: This is a chronic bladder condition that can cause pelvic pain and painful sex.
  7. Pelvic floor dysfunction: This is a condition in which the muscles and connective tissues in the pelvic floor are weakened or tense, which can cause pelvic pain and discomfort during sex.

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, dryness, or painful sex, it is important to talk to your us to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment. Depending on the cause, treatment options may include medication, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or surgery.


Lichen sclerosis (LS) is a chronic skin condition that can affect the skin of the genital area, as well as other parts of the body. It is more common in women, but can also occur in men and children.

The exact cause of lichen sclerosis is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. It can also be related to hormonal imbalances, genetics, and other factors.

LS can cause itching, pain, burning, and discomfort in the affected area, as well as changes in skin texture, such as thinning, whitening, and wrinkling. In women, it can also cause pain during sex, vaginal dryness, and scarring that can lead to narrowing of the vaginal opening.

Treatment for lichen sclerosis aims to relieve symptoms and prevent complications. It may include PRP, Thermiva, Mona Lisa Touch, topical steroids, immunosuppressants, and other medications, as well as lifestyle changes and self-care measures. It is important to see a us for proper diagnosis and treatment of lichen sclerosis.

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