Sexual Problems in Women - When To Call a Doctor
Call a doctor for immediate care if you have sudden, severe
doctor for an appointment if you feel pain or discomfort in your vaginal area. You may have a
vaginal infection or a
sexually transmitted infection.
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If
you improve on your own, you won't need treatment. If you don't improve, you
and your doctor will decide what to do next.
If you are having pain with sex, you need to see a doctor. For other sexual problems, it may help to talk with your doctor before trying watchful waiting.
During watchful waiting, you might try home treatment, such as lubrication and
exercises to stimulate sexual desire.
Maintaining honest and frequent
communications with your doctor will help you decide whether medical treatment
Who to see
Health professionals who
can help you evaluate your symptoms and treat a
sexual problem include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.