The goal of treatment for vaginismus is to eliminate painful sex.
Treatment usually involves the use of vaginal dilators to relax and stretch or re-stretch the vaginal muscles.
Additional treatment may involve increasing lubrication through topical creams, using hormone therapy or by increasing the blood flow with pills (such as Viagra), a vibrator or a suction pump.
Certain types of physical therapy may help because if supporting muscles are made stronger, there may be less pressure on other, related muscles.
For cases of vaginismus where a patient is unsuccessful after treatment with dilators and coaching, and in cases where a patient is extremely fearful of standard treatment, we treat vaginismus with Botox®. You can explore more about this by requesting our free information packet or calling our offices to discuss this with one of our staff. While the Botox® treatment is a more involved procedure, resolution is fast and permanent.
Last, but not least, it always makes sense to explore any psychological factors that may be contributing to the condition.
Contact us for more information about the center or call us to make an appointment at (914) 328-3700.