Dr. Kellogg Spadt shares if a woman should see a doctor if it is painful for her to put in a tampon.
Dr. Kellogg Spadt:
Yes, actually. There can really be an indication of several things. One could just be lack of experience with placing a tampon and it is not at all unusual for a woman to present to a healthcare provider to have her be shown how to put a tampon in for the first time or effectively for the first time. There are other conditions, conditions one is called vestibulitis inflammation of the glands at the opening of the vagina that can cause a very much of a burning sensation as the tampon passes over the opening on the way into the vagina and there are other conditions of the muscles that line the vagina that the muscles are so tense or spastic that they disallow an easy entry of a tampon into the vagina. All of those things can be addressed by a knowledgeable healthcare provider.
About Dr. Kellogg Spadt, Ph.D., C.R.N.P.:
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt is a Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine, and professor of Human Sexuality at Widner University. She is also the Director of Vulvar Pain and Sexual Medicine at The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute. She has her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania; her post-masters certificate as an OB/GYN Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Professional Development; her MSN as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist from Loyola University and her BSN from the College of St. Teresa.
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