Vaginismus is an involuntary, painful tightness of the vagina that’s experienced during attempted penetration. Often, the pain is also accompanied by fear and anxiety. The severity of your pain and fear will determine the best treatment options for you. Whatever the circumstance, it’s important to know that vaginismus is 100% treatable.
Answer YES or NO to the following statements:
- Inserting a tampon is painful.
- Sexual intercourse causes unbearable pain.
- If I do get a tampon or finger into my vagina, I feel intense burning, stinging, or tightness.
- When attempting penetration, I feel like I can’t breathe.
- When the attempt at penetration ends, my muscles (usually) return to normal.
- I get anxious or fearful when I think about penetration.
- I want to use a tampon or have sex, but when I try I can’t.
- Attempts at penetration feel like hitting a wall.
- Gynecological exams are painful or impossible.
- I get anxious or fearful when touched in the genital area.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above statements, you may have vaginismus and we suggest you contact us for a free phone consultation. You will speak with one of our pelvic pain specialists who can discuss your symptoms, concerns and any questions you may have, and help assess whether we’re the right treatment facility for you.
Although there are many factors that can contribute to this condition, fortunately, in every single case of vaginismus, treatment options are available.
We’re here to help you, every step of the way.