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Hyperactive Gag Reflex, and Vaginismus

30 Jun 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog

What can possibly be the connection, you may ask? Read on. The Gag reflex is an instinctual (reflex) closure of the back of the throat.  Its purpose is to prevent choking as well as to prevent substances from going into the airways.  It is a protective...

The Q-tip test inefficacy for vaginismus, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis

27 May 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

Vaginismus (vaginal penetration pain disorder) and vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (irritation disorders) are often intertwined, making a differential diagnosis a daunting task for most medical professionals.  The Q-tip test is a commonly-used diagnostic tool for these conditions: the clinician touches the vulva and vestibule in a clockwise...