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Vaginismus - How to prevent?

Vaginismus - Diagnosis

Vaginismus - Treatments

Successful vaginismus treatment does not require drugs, surgery, hypnosis or any other complex invasive technique.
  • It would be advisable to see a doctor first to exclude medical conditions such as:
    - Genital tract infections
    - Anatomical genital tract anomalies such as a lack of vagina opening
  • First line measures such as education about the vagina structures, use of lubricants and ensuring adequate foreplay will be given.
  • If vaginismus still persists after medical issues have been addressed or if the patient does not respond to first line measures, intervention sessions with a Psychologist and/ or Physiotherapist can be considered.
    A combination of the treatment approaches listed below may be used to optimise effectiveness:
  • Pelvic floor control exercises
  • Vagina insertion or dilation training
  • Pain elimination techniques
  • Transition steps
  • Exercises designed to help women identify, express and resolve any contributing emotional components through counselling and psychotherapy
Our healthcare providers will give an initial assessment with follow-up outpatient sessions. Between each treatment session, the woman will be encouraged to continue to work at her own pace in the privacy of her home.

Vaginismus is treatable
Vagina discomfort and penetration difficulties from vaginismus are treatable. With compliance to treatment, women experiencing difficulties with intercourse can overcome vaginismus and achieve pain-free, pleasurable intercourse.

Vaginismus - Preparing for surgery

Vaginismus - Post-surgery care

Vaginismus - Other Information

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