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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...

One of our talented patients…

03 Jun 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Women's Health

Alex, one of our talented patients, gave the entire staff an in-office recital recently, which was most enjoyable! We wish Alex Good Luck having graduated from high school and continuing her flute career at  a prestigious school of music. [youtubevideo id="2702" caption="VIDEO: Alex playing at our office"...

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...