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New study says ultra low dose vaginal estrogen ineffective for pain with sex

A new study has been published looking at the lowest prescription strength of vaginal estrogen (10 mcg estradiol) available in the United States to treat the vaginal discomfort associated with menopause or Genital Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). GSM affects approximately 50% of women and causes many symptoms including (but not limited to) pain with sex, … Continue reading

Vaginal Valium: another study shows it’s ineffective for pelvic pain

There are providers who recommend vaginal diazepam (Valium) for pelvic pain due to pelvic floor spasm. I have never understood why they do this as based on our understanding of how diazepam works it cannot be an effective therapy. I have written previously about vaginal diazepam (Valium) here, reviewing that diazepam works on GABA receptors which are … Continue reading

Freezing your genitals at a spa will give you frostbite not better sex

The good people of Twitter alerted me today to the concept of recreational genital cryotherapy. Cryotherapy, for those who may not know, is freezing tissue for medical benefit. The spa, because that’s EXACTLY the place you would want someone to freeze your vulva or scrotum or wherever is at the The Ainscow Hotel in Manchester, … Continue reading

Vaginal Valium is ineffective for pelvic floor muscle spasm

A common cause (possibly the most common cause) of both pelvic pain and pain with sex is spasm of the pelvic floor (the levator ani and obturator internus muscles). Some physicians have promoted vaginal Valium as a treatment. There is a retrospective study of 26 patients (which has all the inherent problems of small retrospective … Continue reading

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