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What are some ways to treat vaginismus?

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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Scott Beard
If you have any source of chronic pain, this must be treated first, a gyn specializing in pelvic pain (pelvicpain.org) is the best place to start as most will ignore bladder and bowel problems. Pelvic floortherapy will likely be needed after this including biofeedback. if trauma was the source (rape, adolescent intercourse) there is likely a psychological aspect that will have to be addressed in
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addition to pelvic floor therapy
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