Topical lignocaine for vaginismus: A case report

S. K. Praharaj, P. Verma, M. Arora

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Vaginismus is a sexual dysfunction in which spasm of vaginal musculature precludes penetrative intercourse. In many cases associated pain or fear of pain may contribute to the maintenance of vaginismus. We report a case of primary vaginismus with associated pain that benefited from topical application of lignocaine gel along with systematic desensitization resulting in successful consummation, and suggest that it may be a useful adjunct during finger dilatation in the treatment of vaginismus, specifically in patients who have associated pain or areas of hyperesthesia in the introitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-569
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 05-11-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology


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