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Could my insurance pay for my vaginal dilators for vaginimus? I have blue cross blue shield.

Could my insurance pay for my vaginal dilators for vaginimus? I have blue cross blue shield.

Insurance: Patients should call the insurance company and ask them. Each carrier has rules for what they will cover and not cover. ...Read more

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Would vaginal dilators be my answer? I have pain during sex and i can't use a tampon would using these help me enjoy sex? It really hurts

Would vaginal dilators be my answer? I have pain during sex and i can't use a tampon would using these help me enjoy sex? It really hurts

Maybe : You can't be diagnosed online, but this sounds a lot like a condition called vaginismus. Vaginal dilators tend to be best for women who have pain because of unusually small anatomy, in vaginismus the problem is involuntary tensing and contracting of muscles. You'd need an exam to know, but there is help available either way. ...Read more

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Would Fenton's procedure help w/severe burning sensations of the vaginal inlet s/p intercourse? Vaginal dilators also cause burning in the opening.

Would Fenton's procedure help w/severe burning sensations of the vaginal inlet s/p intercourse? Vaginal dilators also cause burning in the opening.

Diagnosis: It sounds like you may have vulvar vestibulitis. This can be treated with topical lidocaine, oral Gabapentin, Elavil (amitriptyline) and a few other medications. Pelvic floor rehabilitation and Interstim are other ways to treat the nerves overactivity. If scar tissue is the cause then surgery may be an option. ...Read more

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Can you use vaginal dilators rectally? I have vaginismus and my pt does internal vaginal and rectal work but i'm also supposed i be using dilators.

Can you use vaginal dilators rectally? I have vaginismus and my pt does internal vaginal and rectal work but i'm also supposed i be using dilators.

Follow directions: You are seeing a physical therapist so it will be very important to understand the exact exercises he or she wants you to do. The dilators may be an important part of you therapy but you want to make sure you are using them as directed by your therapist. ...Read more

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Where to buy a vaginal dilator?

Where to buy a vaginal dilator?

Med supply store: Some pharmacies that have dme (durable medical equipment) may have them. The internet of course has several you can get and do cost comparisons. To be sure that is what you need, your ob/gyn can examine you, determine that is what you need, and write you a rx, as some insurances may even pay for them with a written rx, good luck. ...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 the chances of having a vaginal birth after a c section. I have only had one child via c section 4 years ago. After only dilation wasn't happening after 17 hours?

What are the chances of having a vaginal birth after a c section. I have only had one child via c section 4 years ago. After only dilation wasn't happening after 17 hours?

Pretty good: Vaginal birth after c/section (VBAC) has a pretty good success according to current research. You must work closely with your OB. Research shows 4/10 women with VBAC may still have to have a c/section . These labors need to be monitored carefully in a hospital equipped to respond to an emergency during the labor and have experience monitoring VBAC patients. Talk to your OB for more advice ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel cervical dilation during mensuration? I feel as if I'm dilated followed my cramping in the vaginal and buttock area.

Is it normal to feel cervical dilation during mensuration? I feel as if I'm dilated followed my cramping in the vaginal and buttock area.

Hard to tell: B/c of how the nerves to the pelvic organs work, it's hard to tell if the cervix is really dilating (it shouldn't dilate much at all, just enough to let blood or clots out), but the pain can definitely "refer" to the vagina and buttocks/rectum. Ibuprofen usually helps, and if this is a regular problem with all your periods, birth control pills may help decrease this pain a lot. ...Read more