Obstetrics and Gynecology/Dyspareunia in Females
Dyspareunia is pelvic pain during intercourse.
Etiology[edit | edit source]
The etiology can be classified according to the anatomy of the area.
- Vuval disorders
- Vaginal disorders
- Estrogen deficiency
- Congenital malformations of the vagina
- Urethral disorders
- Cervical disorders
- Fallopian Tube disorders
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Ovarian disorders
- GI disorders
- Rectal neoplasm
Diagnosis[edit | edit source]
The diagnosis of dyspareunia is made using the following clinical skills:
References[edit | edit source]
O'Connor, J. Pathology 2nd ed. Mosby. Edinburgh. 2002.
McCarthy, A & Hunter, B (2003) Master Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunder