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spectrum of vaginal penetration disorders that are also defined as:

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  • Vaginal spasm
  • Sexual pain disorder
  • Inability to consummate
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulodynia

– See more at: http://www.vaginismusmd.com/patient-info/insurance-information/2013-dsm-5-definition-of-vaginismus/#sthash.7DKxDk5R.dpuf

spectrum of vaginal penetration disorders that are also defined as:

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  • Vaginal spasm
  • Sexual pain disorder
  • Inability to consummate
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vestibulodynia

– See more at: http://www.vaginismusmd.com/patient-info/insurance-information/2013-dsm-5-definition-of-vaginismus/#sthash.7DKxDk5R.dpuf

This category refers to a range of conditions that include vaginismus, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), vulvodynia, and vulvar vestibulitis (vestibulodynia).

We have been in the forefront of treating these devastating yet common conditions and have pioneered a treatment that has proven reliable and successful*.

Painful Sex (Dyspareunia)

Painful sex can be a source of great conflict and anxiety to the woman who suffers from it, causing marked distress and interpersonal difficulties. Although intercourse is possible, the accompanying pain has been associated with a more negative attitude toward sexuality, with more sexual function impairment, and with lower levels of sexual adjustment. Unfortunately, many women are putting up with painful intercourse, depriving themselves of the healthy intimacy that should be the cornerstone of their relationship. Our thorough assessment will identify the cause of the dyspareunia, including designing an appropriate intervention.

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Vulvodynia

Women who suffer from dysesthetic vulvodynia are often caught in a cycle of endless pain and suffering, which leads to depression, anger at the medical field for not being able to help, withdrawal from life’s activities, difficulties sustaining relationships, and avoidance of sexual intimacy. For the most part, there is a cure for dysesthetic vulvodynia — it requires finding the right clinician who will be patient enough and knowledgeable enough to spend the time it may take to get to the root of the problem, and offer the intervention that will work best.

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Treatment for Vulvar Vestibulitis

Vulvar vestibulitis is a component of dysesthetic vulvodynia, a complex condition that requires careful assessment and individualized management. Typically, there is a cure for vulvar vestibulitis — it requires finding the right clinician who will be patient enough and knowledgeable enough to spend the time it may take to get to the root of the problem, and offer the intervention that will work best.

A vestibule is “an entrance to,” such as the entrance to your house, or in medical terms it may be the entrance to the ear (auricular vestibule), the mouth (oral vestibule), the nose (nasal vestibule), etc. The vulvar vestibule is that area of the female vulva (genitals) that is within the inner lips (labia minora) where the entrance to the urethra (the tube that leads to the bladder) and the vagina can be found.

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