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The treatment of vaginismus by the gynecologist: an eclectic approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7078849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirteen of 14 patients with vaginismus have been successfully treated using systematic in vivo desensitization and other simple but individualized behavioral techniques. Resolution of symptoms was usually effected within 3 to 4 weekly sessions with important supplementary home assignments. All but 1 patient were seen without partners. Neither mechanical dilators nor hymenotomy was employed. Primary orgasmic dysfunction was associated wih vaginismus in a minority of patients and was treated concomitantly. Vaginismus appears to be more frequent than the literature indicates and can be situational or absolute. Presenting symptoms include an inability to tolerate pelvic examination, severe superficial dyspareunia, and a history of unconsummated coitus. Although gynecologic experience with vaginismus has been generally limited, the gynecologist is seen as a potentially ideal therapist for establishing or confirming the diagnosis at that time of pelvic examination.
K Reamy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Psychophysiologic Disorders / diagnosis,  therapy*
Spasm / psychology*
Vaginal Diseases / psychology*

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