Injections for the Vagina?

Vaginismus is a condition in which the muscles in the vagina spasm involuntarily preventing vaginal penetration. This involuntary spasm can prevent women from inserting a tampon, undergoing speculum exams and having intercourse. Vaginismus is a major cause for unconsummated marriages. The cause of vaginismus is unknown, however fear, anxiety and pain can be contributing factors. …

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Update on vaginismus.

We’ve been using botulinum toxin now for over a year and it may be time to give you some of my impressions. They are not in any particular order… they are just things we’ve learned along the way, but I think they can be helpful in thinking about botulinum toxin as a treatment option: For …

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Vaginismus.

Vaginismus is a condition in which the vaginal muscles involuntarily contract, making penetration painful and sometimes impossible. When we first see a vaginismus patient at the Center, we do a psychosocial assessment as well as a medical one. Frequently, though women are told that the condition is all in their heads or the result of …

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Treating vaginismus at home.

If you suspect you have vaginismus — severe pain (or any pain for that matter) when you have intercourse or you haven’t been able to insert anything into your vagina — the best option by far is to see a specialist who handles this particular condition. If, however, you don’t think you can, then by all …

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