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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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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 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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Can i cure my girlfriend vaginismus at home without dilators?

Not really: Vaginismus is a involuntary muscular contraction in response to stimuli. It is like a nervous tic, that closes the "vaginal door" making entry more difficult if not impossible. Dilators used by the patient herself help to open the vaginal opening and more importantly allow accommodation and relaxation. Her fingers, not yours also work. Be loving and patient while she works through this problem. ...Read more

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I've vaginismus. My gyne diagnosed awhile ago.he just told me to buy some vaginal dilator.is that it?no cure for it then? :(

I've vaginismus. My gyne diagnosed awhile ago.he just told me to buy some vaginal dilator.is that it?no cure for it then? :(

Many possibilities.: Pelvic floor physical therapy combined with topical anesthetic or a tricyclic antidepressant is a great first line therapy. Their are other medications that can be used. Often trial and error. Local injection of the area can be helpful. Their are other solutions besides dilators. Can be a complex issue. Hope this helps. ...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