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Vaginismus

Information about Vaginismus

We Have to Know about the Vaginismus

  • Vaginismus is an involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina. The spasms close the vagina

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions               

Causes of Vaginismus

  • Past sexual trauma or abuse
  • Psychological factors
  • Local Infections like Candidiasis or Trichomoniasis
  • A history of discomfort with sexual intercourse.
  • Sometimes no cause can be found.

Do’s and Don’ts of Vaginismus              

Signs & Symptoms of Vaginismus

  • Vaginal penetration during sex is difficult or impossible.
  • Vaginal pain is common during sexual intercourse or an attempted pelvic exam.

Medical advice for Vaginismus

  • If there is pain associated with intercourse or difficulties with successful vaginal penetration

Risk factors of Vaginismus       

Treatment for Vaginismus

  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Behavioral exercises
  • Vaginal dilatation
  • Treatment of the local infections

Self-care for Vaginismus   

Investigations for Vaginismus

  • Gynecological examination and investigations as needed
Causes of Vaginismus
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