Pelvic Pain

Pain When Inserting a Tampon: Here's What Could Be Causing It

Periods are generally not a pleasant experience - so if you're experiencing pain when inserting a tampon, it makes an unpleasant experience even worse. There are many underlying causes for pain when inserting a...

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Painful Sex After Hysterectomy Surgery

According to the CDC, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States, with an estimated 20 million women having had the operation. If you are scheduled for, considering, or have had a hysterectomy, you...

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Symptoms & Signs of Vaginismus: How to Spot Them

Vaginismus is likely a medical term you may not have heard of. Yet this condition is thought to affect between 1-17% of women worldwide, and between 12-21% in North America. Also known as “Genito pelvic pain penetration disorder”,...

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6 Vaginismus Exercises & How to Do Them

Vaginismus is a condition involving involuntary contraction of the pelvic floor that prevents vaginal penetration or makes it painful and difficult. People suffering from vaginismus often have trouble or pain using tampons, having a gynecological examination, or having...

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How to Relax Vaginal Muscles

When it comes to relaxing the vaginal muscles, it's important to first identify what the pelvic floor muscles are and what causes them to become tight.  Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles and their attachments that...

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Vaginismus Bleeding: Proper Care and Instructions

Vaginismus is a complex condition involving involuntary contraction or clenching of the pelvic floor muscles which prevents vaginal penetration. Vaginismus can be associated with pain in the vagina, pelvis, low back, and hips, and is often a highly distressing...

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