Pain, which medical term is dyspareunia, is the most common symptom of vaginismus. In fact, there exist 4 degrees of severity depending on the level of pain experienced by the patient. As a consequence, all forms of penetration, including intercourse, gynecological examinations (pap smear), and inserting tampons or menstrual cups becomes very painful or even impossible.
Symptoms of vaginismus
By Dra. Laura de la Fuente Bitane MD (gynecologist), Laura Garrido BSc, MSc (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano MD (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 12/11/2017