Vaginism - Vaginismus is a condition that affects a woman's ability to engage in any form of vaginal penetration, including sexual penetration, insertion of tampons, and the penetration involved in gynaecological examinations. The spasm is not controlled by the vaginismic woman since the vagnismic reflex can be compared to the response of the eye shutting when an object comes towards it. The severity of the condition varies from woman to woman.
The cause of vaginismus is a combination of physical and non-physical triggers. Physical triggers include medical conditions such as
Ø Urinary Tract Infection,
Ø Temporary discomfort,
Ø Pelvic trauma,
Ø Abuse, and
Ø Side effects of medications.
Non-physical conditions include
ü Anxiety or stress,
ü Partner issues,
ü Traumatic events, and
ü Childhood experiences.
ü Sometimes no identifiable cause is known.
Symptoms and Signs:
Vaginal pain during sexual intercourse or an attempted pelvic exam is one of the common symptoms of vaginismus. This makes penetration during sex difficult or impossible.
Vaginismus can be confirmed through a pelvic exam. It is also important to check the medical history and conduct a complete physical exam to rule out other possible causes of pain with sexual intercourse.
Treatment of vaginismus is a combination of education, counselling, and behavioural exercises. Exercises include pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation.
Symptomatic Homeopathy medicines treatment helps to Vaginismus.
Sex therapy should also involve the partner. Counselling meanwhile should include information about sexual anatomy, the sexual response cycle, and common myths about sex.
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