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A 30-year-old male asked:

what all are the treatments n medications for vaginismus?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Vaginismus: Is not usually treated with medication. Behavioral therapy is sometimes helpful; you need to see a very good gyn about this, one who has experience with the problem.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Vaginismus: Treatment may be with vaginal dilators which are graduated or tapered blunt-ended probes in different sizes, the first about the size of a tampon, and the last approximately the size of the partner's penis. Vaginal acceptance trainers are more ergonomic and flexible and take the shape of the woman's vagina, and these can be used at home after some training.
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Vaginismus: Treatment for vaginismus varies, depending on what triggered it. Most women with vaginismus find reducing muscle tension using a combination of relaxation techniques, counselling, plus physical therapy with a specialist women's physiotherapist helps a lot. Your local GP or sexual health clinic should be able to help you find local health providers with expertise in treating vaginismus.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to treat vaginismus?

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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Vaginismus: First, find the cause. A visit to your gynecologist ought to be helpful to start. If the cause is physical, he/she can recommend treatments, such as exercises, medications, or surgery (if warranted). If the cause is not physical but primarily psychological, work with a qualified sex therapist or therapist adept at sexual dysfunction may prove useful.
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Dr. Scott Beard commented
Urogynecology 25 years experience
If you have any source of chronic pain, this must be treated first, a gyn specializing in pelvic pain (pelvicpain.org) is the best place to start as most will ignore bladder and bowel problems. Pelvic floortherapy will likely be needed after this including biofeedback. if trauma was the source (rape, adolescent intercourse) there is likely a psychological aspect that will have to be addressed in
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard commented
Urogynecology 25 years experience
addition to pelvic floor therapy
Jan 25, 2012
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is vaginismus?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is vaginismus? What makes it happen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I think I may have vaginismus? New bf hurts.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain on insertion: Vaginismus produces vaginal "tonic" contractions at the opening of the vagina which if entry is "forced" pain will result. Painful intravaginal intercourse has different causes. Try positional changes to see if that helps, and if not see an ob-gyn md.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How is vaginismus overcome?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you.

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