• Do You Need the O-Shot?

    by Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
    on Aug 31st, 2016

Recent studies have revealed that about 40% of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction. While this figure is, in itself, frightening what is worse is that only 10% of these women are willing to contact a doctor to discuss the problem and seek a solution. There appear to be two apparent reasons for this. One is the intimate nature of the problem and the fact that even today many women are reluctant to discuss sexual issues with their doctors. The other is the besides hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there are few viable evidence-based alternative treatments. At least that was the situation until now.

What Is The O-Shot?

To put it very simply the O-Shot uses growth factors, otherwise known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), taken from the patient’s own blood to rejuvenate tissue in the clitoris and vagina. In other words, PRP therapy uses the patient’s own tissue to heal the affected parts of the body. PRP is that part of the blood that is retained after the plasma and platelets are separated from the white and red blood cells. These platelets have growth factors that work to repair and rejuvenate the damaged or worn cells of the body. The injection of PRP will also assist in the formation of new blood vessels and collagen. The procedure is a simple one. Blood is drawn from the arm in the same way it is collected for a blood test. The platelets are separated and introduced to a calcium chloride solution that releases the growth factors. A small gauge needle is then used to inject the product into the affected areas.

What Can the O-Shot Do?

Although the O-shot is a new state-of-the-art procedure, there is already a large volume of evidence, gathered from doctors across the country, about its many benefits. Among them are:
Recovery and Down Time

Since PRP therapy uses the patient’s own blood, there are very little chances of any contraindications appearing. The reduced risk, minimal trauma, and inflammation along with natural looking and long lasting results make it a desirable option. The procedure takes under one hour and is done in the doctor’s office. There is no incision and the patient can resume normal activities after leaving the office. Side effects, if any, are usually limited to minor spotting for the first 12 hours after the procedure. Results will be noticeable within one to three weeks and the complete benefits will be seen within three months.

The O-Shot is a cost-effective and attractive option for women who suffer from sexual dysfunction problems. To learn more and to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment, discuss your case with a gynecologist who specializes in the O-Shot procedure. If, after studying your case and examining you, the doctor advises that you should do it, you can look forward to a rejuvenated and more pleasurable sexual life.
Author Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy

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