Dilator Training for 5 of The Most Common Pelvic Floor Conditions (Dyspareunia, Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Vaginal Atrophy, Vaginal Stenosis)
Have you ever experienced vaginal or pelvic pain? Does your vagina feel too tight or narrow? Does it hurt or are you unable to have sex, use tampons, or get an internal exam?
These questions can be uncomfortable, but if you experience any of these sensations or others, you are absolutely not alone. These are common symptoms that many women encounter and there is help and treatment available.
If you haven’t spoken to your physician or other healthcare professionals discuss your symptoms with them prior to starting a new treatment plan on your own. Your provider will not only be able to appropriately offer a diagnosis, but also help you choose the right size dilator, refer you to a pelvic specialist, and develop an individualized treatment plan for you!
Common Pelvic Conditions
Dyspareunia is persistent or recurring genital pain prior to, during, or after sexual intercourse. Other pelvic conditions, including vaginismus, lack of lubrication, anxiety, and more can play a role in dyspareunia.
Vulvodynia is chronic, unexplained pain in the area around the opening of the vagina. Pain may be experienced with activity, sitting, and/or sex, and can include irritation from clothing, soap, gentle touch, etc.
Vaginismus is the involuntary tensing or contracting of muscles around the vagina. This can occur due to fear that is perceived, even involuntarily, with attempts at vaginal insertion of an object.
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls. This can be due to loss of estrogen occurring after menopause.
Vaginal stenosis is a narrowing and shortening of the vaginal canal that may also include a loss of flexibility and thin or dry vaginal walls. This is often caused by pelvic radiation or surgery.
Why Choose Vaginal Dilators?
Vaginal dilators help you take back control and improve your pelvic health from the comfort of your home!
They are a frequently used safe and effective option to treat pelvic pain, tension, scar tissue, and narrowing that can occur in women of all ages.
The VWELL dilators are made from a smooth medical silicone with a tapered tip and body to reduce insertion pressure and improve comfort.
Dilators like the VWELL Silicone Dilator Set can decrease tissue sensitivity, improve tolerance for penetration, and relax pelvic floor muscles if used appropriately.
How Do Dilators Work
Dilators, sometimes called vaginal trainers, work by gently stretching the vaginal tissue, enhancing pelvic floor control, and improving tissue tolerance.
The VWELL Silicone Dilator Set comes with a range of dilators in progressing size to fit your needs and desired outcome.
Dilators should be used when and where you can relax, but you can use them in different positions depending on your goals. The VWELL dilators offer a handsfree design to facilitate your comfort and choice!
How to Use Dilators
Refer to our previous article on How to Use Vaginal Dilators? 10 Easy Steps from a Pelvic Trainer
Post written by Dr. Cassandra Sharp PT, DPT
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