Vaginismus refers to the involuntary spasm (contraction or tightening) of vaginal muscles that prevent vaginal penetration. It can lead to difficulty or pain during sexual intercourse or may even prevent it. It can also cause difficulty in inserting a tampon or having a gynaecological examination. Homeopathic medicines for vaginismus are very beneficial for this condition and treat it in a very safe and natural way.
This condition can range from mild discomfort to being very painful. The main muscle involved in it is pubococcygeus. It is of two types primary vaginismus and secondary vaginismus.
In primary vaginismus a woman has never been able to have vaginal penetration from muscle spasms.
In secondary vaginismus (also called acquired vaginismus) a woman had earlier been able to have vaginal penetration but then at some point of the life it started to become difficult, painful or impossible.
- 1 Causes
- 2 Symptoms
- 3 Homeopathic Medicines for Vaginismus
- 3.1 Platina – Top Grade Medicine for Vaginismus
- 3.2 Sepia – For vaginismus with painful sex
- 3.3 Natrum Mur – for vaginismus with burning sensation in vagina
- 3.4 Ignatia – with sore pain in vagina during intercourse
- 3.5 Cantharis – For Involuntary Vaginal Muscle Spasm and Irritation at Vulva
- 3.6 Cactus – For Marked Constriction of Vagina
- 3.7 Silicea – For Vaginismus with Tenderness of Vagina
- 3.8 Ferrum Phos – Another Significant Remedy for Vaginal Muscle Spasm
- 3.9 Hamamelis – For Vaginismus with Intense Soreness
- 3.10 Gelsemium – When it is Related to Nervousness
The exact reason behind it is not known yet. But anxiety and fear of having sex (fear that vaginal penetration will cause pain) is related to this condition. It can also be related to some sort of emotional stress and anticipation. Other factors that can contribute to it includes relationship issues with partner, history of sexual abuse in past, sexual assault / traumatic events like rape in life, having an abusive partner or certain believes like sex is shameful. Apart from above emotional factors the physical factors that are related to this include vaginal infection like yeast infection, vaginitis, lichen sclerosus (a skin condition in which white patches develops on the skin mostly of genital and anal area. It carries a risk of complication of permanent scar formation in the affected skin area. In women the scar can cause narrowing of vaginal opening). Other than these urinary tract infections (UTI), vaginal dryness, gynaecological surgery, trauma, childbirth and radiation also can lead to vaginismus in some cases. It can also occur after menopause. This is because during the menopause phase there is decline in estrogen levels due to which the vagina gets dry and doesn’t get lubricated well. It can cause difficulty or pain during sex. Sometimes vaginismus happens due to these factors in some women after menopause. In many cases a combination of emotional and physical factors can lead to it. In some cases no reason can be ruled out behind this condition.
In this condition whenever any sort of penetration in vagina is attempted the vaginal muscles tighten involuntarily and women have no control over it. First symptom that females having it complains of is difficult or painful intercourse. Most times it starts when the first attempt at sexual intercourse is tried.
Next, they may have pain during insertion of the tampon. They can also have pain during gynaecological examinations. The severity of condition varies from case to case. It can make vaginal insertion (either penis during intercourse, a tampon, an instrument of vaginal examination like speculum) difficult, painful or even impossible from vaginal muscle constriction. When anything is inserted in vagina a burning or stinging sensation can also occur. Females with this may have fear and anxiety of sexual intercourse. They may have low sexual desire and tend to avoid sex or vaginal penetration. Sometimes there occurs generalized muscle spasms with temporary stoppage of breathing during intercourse.
In some women the complaint of vaginismus can be always present when any kind of object is attempted to insert in vagina (called global vaginismus). While in others it can only be present during sex when penis insertion is attempted and not insertion of other things like tampon or with gynaecological exams (called situational vaginismus.)
Homeopathic Medicines for Vaginismus
Homeopathy carries a great scope to treat a number of gynaecological complaints including vaginismus. These medicines work to relax the muscles of vagina very effectively and bring on gradual recovery. The medicines treat the root cause behind it to bring good results. The medicines used for treating it are of natural origin so it doesn’t cause any sort of side effects.
Platina – Top Grade Medicine for Vaginismus
Platina is a leading medicine to treat cases of vaginismus. Females having complaints of difficult intercourse from muscle spasm of vagina. It can be impossible too. They can also have vaginal muscle spasm during gynaecological examination. Another complaint that they usually have is excessive sensitiveness and tenderness of genitals.
Sepia – For vaginismus with painful sex
This medicine is very useful for cases presenting with vaginismus with painful sex. The females who need it also have tenderness of sexual parts to touch. Vaginal dryness may be marked in them. Burning sensation in the vagina and vulva can also be present. They also have low sex drive. There can be associated complaint of vaginitis where this medicine is indicated. It is also one of the best medicine for many complaints in females arising during menopause.
Natrum Mur – for vaginismus with burning sensation in vagina
This medicine is the next prominent medicine for vaginismus treatment. Females requiring it feel a burning and smarting sensation in vagina during coition. With this they have low sexual desire.
Ignatia – with sore pain in vagina during intercourse
This medicine is prepared from plant Ignatia Amara. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. Its use is considered in cases having spasm of muscle of vagina along with sore pain at the entry of vagina during intercourse. In many cases requiring it the vagina and vulva can be inflamed too.
Cantharis – For Involuntary Vaginal Muscle Spasm and Irritation at Vulva
This is next well indicated medicine for cases where involuntary vaginal muscle spasm and irritation at the vulva are present. Swelling can also be there at vulva. Additionally the genitals are over sensitive. There can be presence of urinary tract infections in many cases requiring it.
Cactus – For Marked Constriction of Vagina
This medicine is very beneficial for cases with marked constriction of vagina. The constriction of vagina mostly arises from least touch. In most cases needing it constriction of vagina prevents coition. In some cases painful constriction around the whole pelvis is felt.
Silicea – For Vaginismus with Tenderness of Vagina
This medicine works well in cases where spasm of muscle of vagina is present along with tenderness of vagina to touch. Females who need it have complete inability for sexual intercourse due to this condition. They may have a sensation of weight or pressure in vagina along with the above complaints.
Ferrum Phos – Another Significant Remedy for Vaginal Muscle Spasm
Ferrum Phos is another valuable medicine to treat these cases. In females who require this medicine, complaining of pain in vagina during intercourse is most prominent. They also have an inability to bear pelvic examination due to this complaint.
Hamamelis – For Vaginismus with Intense Soreness
This medicine is prepared from fresh bark of twigs and roots of a plant named Hamamelis virginica or Hamamelis Dioica commonly known as witch – hazel. The family of this medicine is hamamelidaceae. It is very useful for cases where vaginismus is accompanied with intense soreness of vagina. There is also excessive tenderness of vagina leading to painful sex.
Gelsemium – When it is Related to Nervousness
This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is indicated for tightening of vaginal muscles related with nervousness. The involuntary muscle contraction causes difficulty in intercourse in females requiring it.