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What is Vaginismus?
Vaginismus is an involuntary contraction or spasm of the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina. In some cases, women are not aware of the muscle response. This may lead to pain during intercourse, insertion of a tampon or gynaecological examination, and make penetration difficult or impossible.
What causes it?
There are two types of vaginismus. Primary vaginismus is present when the woman has never been able to have pain-free intercourse. Secondary vaginismus is present when the muscle spasms and pain started after several years of pain-free intercourse. Secondary vaginismus usually follows a traumatic event (including psychological stressors), a new medical condition, a surgery in the pelvic area, childbirth, or hormonal changes such as those that occur during menopause.
What can pelvic floor physio do?
Your pelvic floor physio will put focus on helping you gain control of your pelvic floor muscle contractions and relaxation, and reducing muscle tightness, and habituation of your body to accepting vaginal penetration. Negative feelings towards sex and avoidance of sexual intercourse or intimacy is common in women with vaginismus and contributes to the problem. Dealing with emotional triggers is therefore another essential component of the treatment and your physiotherapist will often suggest you consult a psychologist or sexologist in parallel.
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If you have any further questions about what pelvic floor physio can do for your specific problem or want to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to call us at 514-767-6858 or click below.