Pelvic Health Center

Sexual Health

Every woman has a right to a vibrant, powerful sex life. Many women suffer silently from diagnoses relating to sexual health. At Women’s Care of Beverly Hills, we want to change that silence and empower women to feel their best before, during and after sex. Below are some of the concerns we focus on in relation to sexual health.

Low libido: lack of desire to participate in the activity of sex

Decreased arousal: inability to be interested in sex while it is happening or inability for vagina to become lubricated and for the body to become excited during sexual activity.

Dyspareunia (painful sex): rawness, burning inside vagina during sex; cramping during sexual activity

Treatments

Votiva:

Treatment that heats the vaginal tissue to create more collagen. Helps patients with painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, and the loss of urine at inopportune moments.

Mona Lisa Touch:

Ideal treatment for post menopausal women. Laser that reaches deep into the vagina tohelp with painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, and urinary symptoms

Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty

Urogynecology

The practice of urogynecology is focused on treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction.

These issues may lead women to lose urine at inconvenient times or often experience urinary discomfort. Come see our urogynecologist, Dr. Mickey Karram, to discuss these issues and treatments in further detail.

FAQ:

  • What are pelvic support problems?
    • Pelvic floor is the term used to describe the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves that support the organs of the pelvis – the bladder, rectum, the uterus and the vagina – and hold them in place. The pelvic floor also plays an important role in helping organs function properly by signaling controlling the bladder, rectum, and colon. Over time and as a result of stressors such as pregnancy and childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles can weaken and ligaments can become stretched.
  • What causes pelvic organ prolapse?
    • Pelvic organ prolapse is when pelvic organs fall to or beyond the vaginal walls
  • What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
    • Losing urine when a patient coughs or sneezes
    • Fear of painful sex
    • Feeling a constant bulge in the vagina
  • What are the types of pelvic organ prolapse?
    • Cystocele: when the bladder drops into the vagina
    • Rectocele: when the rectum bulges into the vagina
    • Uterine Prolapse: when the uterus drops into the vagina
  • How is pelvic organ prolapse diagnosed?
    • Physical examination
  • Is treatment needed for pelvic organ prolapse?
    • Not always
  • Are there exercises for pelvic organ prolapse?
    • kegals, deep core strengthening, hip and glute strengthening
  • How are Kegel exercises done?
    • Squeeze all the openings, including the urethra, vagina, and anal opening, and lift belly.
  • What is a pessary?
    • A pessary is a small plastic device that provides structural support for the pelvic organs
  • Can surgery correct pelvic support problems?
    • In certain situations, yes.
  • Can pelvic organ prolapse come back after surgery?

Providers:

  • Ruth Cousineau, MD
  • Robert Kaz, MD
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Suzanne B. Gilberg-Lenz, MD
  • David Finke, MD
  • Naomi Suriel, MD
  • Lia Labrant, MD
  • Diahnn Campbell, MD
  • Mickey Karram, MD
  • Rachel Murray WHNP-BC
  • Kristina Hagopian CNM, WHNP-BC

Contact Pelvic Health Center

8920 Wilshire Blvd Suite 511 Beverly Hills California 90211

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