Vaginal dilation therapy can help with a variety of pelvic conditions and specifically with vaginismus.
A condition called vaginismus is an involuntary closing of the pelvic floor muscles making it difficult to insert anything – a penis, a dilator, tampons, and even something as small as a Q-tip – into the vagina.
Women who have this condition often have no control of this happening.
There are two types of vaginismus, primary and secondary. Primary vaginismus is the stage of vaginismus when there is an intolerance of insertion or penetration at any time of their life. Secondary vaginismus is the stage when insertion or penetration has been tolerable but, at some point, the body is no longer receptive and it may be due to specific reasons or unknown reasons.
When this occurs, vaginal dilation therapy is one approach used by healthcare professionals with their patients to help stretch, relax, and expand these muscles.
Vaginal dilators, also called vaginal trainers or vaginal expanders, are products found “off-the-shelf” and can be used independently or at-home by women.
Dr. Stacy Sutton of Sutton Health Advocacy covers vaginal dilation therapy with vaginismus in Part 3 of The Ins and Outs of Dilators series. From types of dilators to use and specific features that may one effective with treating vaginismus. Watch this video about Dr. Stacy’s use of vaginal dilators in her practice to help patients with vaginismus.
The Ins and Outs of Vaginal Dilators – Vaginal Dilation Therapy with Vaginismus
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Information in this blog is for educational purposes only and not intended to replace medical diagnosis or advice from a health care professional. Patients are encouraged to seek a medical appointment for their evaluation of pelvic pain.