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Can I use xylocaine (lidocaine) 10% on vagina to reduce pain during first time sex?

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
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In brief: No.

No.

In brief: No.

No.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Vaginismus

The treatment of vaginismus depends on accurate diagnosis.
Is the pain with insertion initially or is the pain throughout intercourse? Sometimes people w/ vaginismus actually have vulvodynia or levator myalgia which have different treatments. Sometimes pelvic physical therapy, serial dilation. Can be safe to try xylocaine (lidocaine) soaked cotton swabs, left in vagina for 10min then removed prior to sex.

In brief: Vaginismus

The treatment of vaginismus depends on accurate diagnosis.
Is the pain with insertion initially or is the pain throughout intercourse? Sometimes people w/ vaginismus actually have vulvodynia or levator myalgia which have different treatments. Sometimes pelvic physical therapy, serial dilation. Can be safe to try xylocaine (lidocaine) soaked cotton swabs, left in vagina for 10min then removed prior to sex.
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