Month: September 2015

29 Year Old Virgin- Vaginismus and abdominal pain.

About a year ago a young (29) and seemingly healthy woman came to me with debilitating abdominal pain, a history of menstrual pain and irregularity and vaginismus- a condition where her vaginal opening was too small to insert tampons, have intercourse or pelvic exams.  She had stopped all of her activities as they were inducing further pain in her abdomen and her back.  She had been on continuous birth control pills to control her painful cycles and headaches that accompanied, and the only time she would actually menstruate is when she “felt she needed a cleansing” (more…)