Vaginismus sometimes referred to as vaginism is involuntary contraction of vagina surrounding muscles. This involuntary spam can be compared to eye blinking when an object comes close to it. Vaginismus affects women’s ability to engage in any kind of vaginal penetration such as sexual intercourse, insertion of tampons and penetration involved in gynaecological examination.
Vaginismus is classified into two types:
Common symptoms of vaginismus include:
Success rate of vaginismus treatment is very high, provided right treatment is given to the patient.
Vaginismus can be caused by both the physiological or psychological factors. Therefore, the treatment requirement solely depends on the cause and can vary from one woman to another. Usually the treatment for vaginismus comprise of extensive therapy that includes:
Treatment methods for both the type of vaginismus are same. However, recovery is relatively rapid in secondary vaginismus as it is aided by previous experience of successful penetration.
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