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How to tell if I have vaginismus?

How to tell if I have vaginismus?

Vaginismus: Vaginismus = involuntary spasm of vaginal muscle which may prevent penetration of vagina by object (penis/ tampon etc) due to pain and spasm. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

Is vaginismus and dyspsreunia the same?

No: Vaginismus involves spasms and pain of the vagina, which can cause pain with intercourse (dyspareunia). Dyspareunia can be from any number of other issues as well. Finding out the cause of the underlying pain or dysfunction is important to get you to a healthy, pain-free state. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginismus?

Seek professional: First seek a GYN to ensure there is nothing wrong with your anatomy. If your anatomy is normal then seek the advice of a certified sex therapist. They can help you overcome this problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is vaginismus overcome?

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. ...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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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

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Does pain experienced during gynecological examination necessarily necessarily mean vaginismus?

No: While vaginismus is a possibility there are many other possible causes. While they are too numerous to cover in only 400 characters they include: infection (vaginal, cervical, pid, bladder, etc), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, ovarian cysts, vaginal atrophy, a woman not relaxing or just a rough exam. You should discuss the possible causes with your doctor or seek a 2nd opinion if necessary. ...Read more

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Intercourse is sometimes painful with my partner and i'm worried about vaginismus. What are the major symptoms?

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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Vaginismus (Definition)

Vaginismus = involuntary tightening of vaginal ...Read more