The Symptoms of Vaginismus

Pain on walking; severe spasmodic pain on touching the affected part.

This is often a very severe affection, being the occasion not only of great inconvenience, but of intense mental as well as physical suffering. It consists in an unnaturally sensitive condition of the vagina which causes violent spasmodic contraction of its walls from the slightest irritation. The chief causes are hysteria, inflammation of the vagina, excoriations of the mucous membrane, vascular tumors of the urethra, and fissure of the anus.

The Treatment of Vaginismus

This affection is sometimes exceedingly obstinate, requiring a surgical operation for relief. The patient should consult a competent physician without delay.