It is important to know the history of the symptoms and when sexual problems started to be able to address it. The doctor will also conduct different tests to see if there are any medical conditions that contributed to your problem.
The first step towards diagnosing the women sexual problems or dysfunction problem is to know your story. The doctor will want to know what happened, the substance or medication that you use and to know if the problem just started or if it has affected you for a long time. The doctor will also want to know how much you understand about your sexuality. The provider may wish to understand more about how you relate with your partner, history of sexual trauma, past sex history and other concerns or stress that you may be having. Even if you may think that such topics are private to you, they need to be covered in order to be able to live a satisfying sexual life.
The doctor will do a basic blood test and physical exam to know the reason behind women sexual problems. During the pelvic exam, the doctor will want to know possible physical problems like muscle spasms on the vagina or prolapsed of vagina organs.
Since female problems are a new field, the doctors vary according to the expertise and to personal comfort in addressing the issues. To treat female sexual dysfunction, the patient has to work together with the sexual healthcare providers and doctors. It is important to deal with the problem by correcting the underlying psychological or physical problem. To deal with the dysfunction that affects a woman, the doctor has to provide the education. When a woman understands sexual functions and the changes that can affect her, it may help her to overcome the anxiety with sexual performance or function. The use of material like erotic materials, changes on sexual routines and masturbation, it may enhance stimulation. A woman may also benefit from the distraction technique such as non erotic and erotic by learning from television, videos and music.
The woman have to encourage the non coital behavior which is stimulating activity and which does not involve an intercourse like sensual massage or it may be used to promote the comfort or increasing combination within partners. The treatment can also be about minimizing pain. Changing the sexual position that allows a woman to control the depth of the penetration can help in relieving pain. The use of vaginal lubricants may also reduce the friction and the warm bath before the intercourse help to relax.
If the symptoms show that you may be suffering from sexual problems, the doctor will suggest that you undergo tests to confirm the cause of the problem and the reasons behind this problem.
Blood tests are used to confirm if there is no case of STI that you may be suffering from. STI can also be confirmed by urine sample.
Fluid sample is when someone has an active genital sores, samples and testing fluids. The fluid sample can be done in diagnosing some infections. Laboratory tests or the materials of the discharge and sores can be used to diagnose the bacterial infection which is most common or viral STIs when it is at early age. Some women who are at risk are advised to do screening even if they may not be showing the symptoms.