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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it true that botox injections relieve vulvar pain?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Zimmerman
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Not usually: Botulinum toxins are used to temporarily relax muscles-particularly the ones that cause eye and face twitches; neck spasm; TMJ & even migraine headaches, plus cosmetic uses for facial, neck and chest muscles and excess sweating of the armpits, hands and feet. Btx has been used off-label for relaxing the anal sphincter for patients with spasm from hemorrhoids and fissures though.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Maybe: If you are suffering from vaginsmus, ie uncontrollable painful vaginal contractions, then Botox could theoretically help. Totally external pain, such as vulvodynia, which is pain isolated to the vulva is probably not going to get better with botox.
Dr. H. william Song
aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
It can: If the pain is due to muscle spasms, Botox could help.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Botox: If you have painful intercourse or vulvar muscle spasm as the source of your discomfort then ,yes Botox may help relieve that pain. Talk to your Gyn or plastic surgeon.

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