Women Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

Jenelle E. Foote, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Urologist located in Atlanta, GA

Do you feel like you’re never “in the mood”? Are you experiencing pain or discomfort during intercourse? Is your lack of interest in sex affecting your relationship? Women’s health expert and urologist Dr. Jenelle Foote offers treatment for women experiencing sexual dysfunction at Midtown Urology in Atlanta, Georgia. Call today or book an appointment online.

Women Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is sexual dysfunction in women?

Sexual dysfunction in women can mean anything from experiencing pain during intercourse to just not being in the mood. These problems could occur only every once in a while or make you want to avoid sex altogether.

You can experience sexual dysfunction at any time in your life, and the cause may be physical, emotional, or hormonal. Some factors may increase your risk of developing sexual dysfunction, such as:

  • Menopause
  • Use of certain medications
  • Neurological conditions
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Liver or kidney failure
  • Emotional distress or history of sexual abuse

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Symptoms of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Lack of sexual arousal
  • No sex drive
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Pain with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact

Don’t accept these symptoms as normal — Dr. Foote can help. She can determine what’s causing your sexual dysfunction and offer effective treatments.

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Treatment for your sexual dysfunction depends on the cause and how it’s affecting your personal life.

Dr. Foote may recommend certain medications to improve your sex drive. For instance, flibanserin is an FDA-approved prescription medication for premenopausal women with sexual dysfunction. Some women may also benefit from hormonal therapy to restore vaginal health and balance.

Dr. Foote also offers laser treatments with MonaLisa Touch® for women experiencing sexual dysfunction due to vaginal dryness or discomfort.  

What is MonaLisa Touch?

Dr. Foote offers the MonaLisa Touch laser system to treat vaginal dryness and discomfort at Midtown Urology. With MonaLisa Touch, you can regain overall vaginal health, which improves sensitivity and sexual enjoyment.

When inserted in the vagina, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, which is a protein that improves the flexibility, lubrication, and strength of the vaginal tissue.

Laser treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes. There’s no downtime afterward, but Dr. Foote recommends refraining from sexual intercourse and physical exercise for 3-4 days after your appointment.

For best results, you will need 3 treatments that are 6 weeks apart. Dr. Foote recommends annual treatments to keep your vagina healthy.

For more information on how Dr. Foote can improve your sexual dysfunction, call the office or book an appointment online.

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