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What all are the treatments n medications for vaginismus?

What all are the treatments n medications for vaginismus?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Morgan
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Vaginismus (Definition)

Vaginismus is a condition consisting of significant vaginal muscle contraction during attempts at vaginal penetration, ...Read more


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What are some ways to treat vaginismus?

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. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of vaginismus?

Pain with sex: Pain and tightening involuntarily when try to insert anything in vagina. ...Read more

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I think I may have vaginismus? New bf hurts.

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psychosomatic vaginismus?

Yes: Previous negative experiences can elicit a physiological response such as vaginismus to any future or potential stimulii.This is common in sex abuse or rape victims and psychological counselling is a "must" to overcome this issue.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dyspareunia and vaginismus?

Good question: Dyspareunia is pain in the pevlic area associated with intercourse not due to some other primary pain. Vagnismus is not well defined, but is believed to be involuntary pelvic muscle contraction (even though studies have not corroborated this) which prevents penetration. Vaginismus is always associated with dyspareunia but not the other way around. ...Read more