Vaginismus

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What is vaginismus?

Vaginismus is an involuntary spasm of the muscles surrounding the vagina. The spasms close the vagina. Vaginal penetration during sex is difficult or impossible and vaginal pain is common during sexual intercourse and pelvic examinations.

Common symptoms reported by people with vaginismus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for vaginismus

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Compare treatments taken by people with vaginismus

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Who has vaginismus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 23 say vaginismus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 20
30s 20
40s 3
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 56

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from vaginismus patients who have completed their condition history
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