Vaginismus, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

Vaginismus, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Vaginismus is involuntary vaginal tightness That prevents vaginal penetration or coitus It is not a common problem in women It is very frustrating for her husband or man An involuntary vaginal muscle spasm closes the vagina There is no way for the penis to go pass the vulva It may be caused by past sexual abuse or trauma That can lead to a fear of engaging in intercourse Vaginal pain occurs during sexual intercourse or a pelvic examination Treatment involves a combination of exercises, counseling, and education The woman must relax and allow progressive insertion of dilators The most important treatment is co-operation between sexual partners-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Vaginismus A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Treatment of Vaginismus Vaginismus is treatable. Vaginismus is highly treatable and a full recovery from vaginismus is the normal outcome of treatment. Successful vaginismus treatment does not require drugs, surgery, hypnosis, or any other complex invasive technique. Following a straight-forward program, pain-free and pleasurable intercourse is attainable for most couples. Treatment involves a combination of education, counseling, and exercises such as pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation (Kegel exercises).a. Counseling and psychological education of both partnersb. Sex education of the anatomy of the female vagina and male penis and also the anatomy of pelvic pain and muscle spasmsc. Progressive insertion of fingersd. Insertion of well lubricator dilators usefule. Dilation under anesthesia helpfulf. Plastic surgery to enlarge openingg. Treat any physical cause of vaginismush. Pelvic muscle exercises and relaxation methodsi. Co-operation between the sexual partners3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Chapter 1Vaginismus What is Vaginismus? Vaginismus is the tightening of the muscles surrounding the vaginal opening and lower vagina to prevent penetration. The adductor muscles of the thighs may also be involved (squeezing of the thighs to prevent penetration)Vaginismus is usually caused by the following:Psychological:1. Fear of pain during sex.2. Inadequate or faulty sex education Physical:1. Previous sexual assaults or rape2. Clumsy inept sexual technique by male partner3. Scarring or injury to vulva area previously4. Bartholin cyst infection or other infection around the vulva5. Menopause with dryness of the vagina6. Vagina tumors, cancers, inflammations7. Pelvic trauma or surgery in the past Persons who has acute vaginismus has the following Symptoms:1. Penetration impossible or partial2. Ignorance of sexual anatomy, physiology or sex technique3. Abnormal sexual or psychological history.--Provided by publisher
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2015
ISBN: 9781310721038
Branch Call Number: EBOOK ENKI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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