Sexual Function Specialist

Advanced Menstrual Care Center

Gynecologist located in Towson, MD

Menopause can make you self-conscious in the bedroom, affect your intimacy or even your relationship with your partner. There is help! Simple, quick and proven treatment options are available at Advanced Menstrual Care Center in Towson, Maryland. Dr. Steven W. Tucker is an experienced gynecologist who uses innovative, state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to restore sexual function and improve your quality of life. Call Advanced Menstrual Care Center for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.

Sexual Function Q & A

What is sexual function?

Normal sexual function leads to sexual desire, sexual satisfaction, and pleasure without effort. For example, healthy sexual function in women is associated with increases in blood flow to the genitals and vaginal lubrication during arousal.

Changes within the body, certain diseases, or outside factors can lead to sexual dysfunction in women. Examples include:

  • Medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Some medications
  • Hormone fluctuations associated with menopause
  • Increased age
  • Stress, depression, or anxiety
  • Emotional trauma
  • Breast cancer
  • Gyn surgery

Fortunately, with the right approach and treatment of sexual dysfunction, you can still achieve a fulfilling sex life.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction in women is associated with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Itching or burning
  • Decreases in vaginal lubrication
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Decreased sexual sensations
  • Difficulty achieving orgasms
  • Vaginal laxity
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Light bleeding with intercourse

Any of these symptoms can negatively affect your self-esteem and personal life, but Dr. Tucker and Advanced Menstrual Care Center are here for you.

What is the treatment for sexual dysfunction?

If you experience sexual dysfunction, Dr. Tucker will review your medical history and may complete a pelvic exam and/or diagnostic tests to rule out other medical conditions. Treatments available to you may include one or more of the following treatments for symptom relief:

MonaLisa Touch®

MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary, noninvasive vaginal revitalization laser treatment that restores vaginal tissue health.  Dr. Tucker applies CO2 fractional laser energy to the vagina and vulva (lips of the vagina) to boost collagen production, tighten vaginal tissue, restore lubrication, and improve other symptoms of sexual dysfunction.  Each MonaLisa Touch session lasts just five minutes.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy helps improve hormone levels, especially estrogen, to improve sexual function in women. Your provider might recommend you take oral estrogen or localized hormones in the form of a vaginal ring, tablet, cream, gel, or suppository.  Many women are not candidates for estrogen hormone treatment including breast cancer survivors, or women with concerns about breast cancer, clotting disorders, heart attacks and/or strokes.

Counseling

If sexual problems are related to anxiety, depression, or psychological trauma, counseling helps improve your mental health to enhance sexual function.

Lifestyle and alternative therapies

Dr. Tucker may also recommend lifestyle changes or alternative therapies to restore sexual function. Avoid excessive alcohol and smoking, reduce stress, get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet, try yoga or acupuncture, or take dietary supplements if your doctor recommends it.

Don’t let sexual dysfunction ruin your confidence in the bedroom. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven W. Tucker at Advanced Menstrual Care Center by phone or online today.

We see patients in both Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD. Call now to book your appointment today.