Topical lignocaine for vaginismus: a case report.

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.
AuthorsS K Praharaj, P Verma, M Arora
JournalInternational journal of impotence research (Int J Impot Res) 2006 Nov-Dec Vol. 18 Issue 6 Pg. 568-9 ISSN: 0955-9930 [Print] England
PMID16572189 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Lidocaine
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine (therapeutic use)
  • Male
  • Pain (prevention & control)
  • Vaginismus (drug therapy)

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