But for some women and their vaginas , the pain is so chronic, that painkillers, hot water bottles and even medical interventions fail to thwart it. This is the reality for the millions of women suffering in silence from chronic vaginal conditions like vaginismus, which were previously thought to be incurable. Around two in every women suffer from vaginismus, a condition causing severe vaginal tightness leading to discomfort, burning sensations, acute pain during sex, tampon use and even movement, and in some cases the complete inability to have intercourse. Even more common, one in nine women will experience PFD at some point in her life.
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Vaginismus is an uncommon condition which involves involuntary contractions of the vaginal muscles which leads to pain and difficulty in having penetrative intercourse. Fortunately, vaginismus can be treated with botox. The cause of vaginismus is unknown, and it can be very distressing. Until recently, psychotherapy and training with vaginal dilators were used to help overcome the problem but these were often not successful. Recently, the muscle relaxant Botox has been used to partially paralyze the muscles surrounding the entrance to the vagina.
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Botox functions by halting the transfer of acetylcholine, a type of chemical that moves from nerve to muscle, thus stopping the muscle from contracting. It weakens the muscles that have been injected, rather than cause numbness. For women with vaginismus, what should be a pleasure becomes a nightmare, as the condition causes sex to become so painful that it is often unbearable. Vaginismus is a condition where the vaginal muscles contract involuntarily in a way that causes severe pain. Women who suffer this problem find it almost impossible to engage in sex.
I pop my head up from my gynecologist Dr. Deborah Coady's exam table and stare at her as she sweeps her finger inside me, poking at my pelvic floor muscles, finding the spots that make me cringe with pain. I've had some success using Botox on patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, but they usually need three to six injections every three months.