It is common to feel a vibration in your leg when it stays in one position for too long. It is even common to feel a vibration in your elbow when you hit your funny bone. But, vaginal vibrations? Uterus vibrations without any external stimulus are something that you do not come across on a normal day.
Vaginal spasms or vibrations in the vagina are strange buzzing sensations in the vaginal and pelvic area. Although this is not always a cause of concern, sometimes matters can be worse than a normal vibration that will pass with time. We have curated this classified article for all those who have experienced them and wondered why? And for those who stumbled across this article and are now interested as well, read on to know all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of vaginal spasms.
Underlying causes of vibrations in the pelvic area and vagina
Almost all women experience painful cramps during their menstruation. Vaginal spasms are the same painful sensation of muscle contractions but a little more severe. Below are some of the typical causes of these types of spasms.
1. Vaginal Infections
Some vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and yeast infections can cause very sharp pain, swelling, foul-smelling and unusual colored discharge in addition to vaginal spasms and cramps.
Apart from some STIs, all the other above stated infections are completely curable with proper care and treatment.
During periods, cramps and spasms in the pelvic area are usual. The cramp-pain during menstruation is felt higher up in the pelvis than in the vagina though some vaginal cramps are also common.
What is out of the common is unexplained heavy flow and extreme pelvic pain during periods. These can be symptoms of a condition that might need your attention. It is no harm to consult a gynaecologist if you are experiencing an unusually heavy flow and extreme pain for the first time during your menses.
Dyspareunia or painful sex is a condition of experiencing severe pain during or after sexual intercourse. It is a sensation similar to the pain of menstrual cramps in addition to a burning pain that can be felt deep inside the pelvis. Dyspareunia can also be felt due to the insertion of tampons.
The underlying causes of Dyspareunia can be UTIs, recent surgery, infections, and inflammation. If you are experiencing any other symptoms apart from this unfamiliar sensation, then it is best to look into the matter.
The endometrium is a tissue that usually grows inside the vagina. To be precise, it grows inside the vagina before menses and is shed during menstruation. The growing site of the Endometrium is the uterus, so it can cause significant problems when this tissue grows outside of its original growing site like on the ovaries and pelvic tissues. This problem is called endometriosis.
Endometriosis in the vagina can cause severe vaginal spasms especially during menstruation because at that time endometrium bleeds and pains but is not able to exit the body. The same condition can also result in an additional problem known as referred pains where endometriosis is taking place in a different organ but the pain is felt inside the vagina.
5. Pelvic floor disorders
Pelvic floor disorders are serious conditions that can be caused after giving birth. In this condition, muscles of the pelvic floor that hold the pelvic organs like the bladder, urethra, intestines, and rectum together, get injured or weakened. Women with pelvic floor disorders feel a sensation of painful pulling, heaviness, and fullness that is also related to bowel moments, constipation, painful sex, and leaks from the vagina during laughing or coughing.
6. Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is a disorder or infection of the organs of the pelvic area. This disorder causes inflammation in the vaginal tissue. PID is commonly seen in people with sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis.
Some of the common symptoms of the pelvic inflammatory disease include abnormal bleeding between periods, lower abdomen pain, pelvic pain, painful sensation during and after sex, vaginal spasms, a discharge that has an unusual odor and composition.
7. Uterine Fibroids
Women aged around 30-40 tend to develop non-cancerous growths in their uterine walls. These growths are known as uterine fibroids and they usually go away by the time or after a woman reaches menopause.
Like other potential causes of vaginal spasms, this condition is also known to produce symptoms like painful sensations during sexual intercourse, unusually heavy bleeding, and a feeling of fullness and heaviness in the lower abdomen.
The vulva is the external female genitalia. A prolonged pain of about 3-4 months unaccompanied by any other unusual symptoms and any known cause is called Vulvodynia. Sometimes it can also produce vaginal spasms or vibrations.
Miscarriage is the loss of the fetus before 20 weeks of gestation period. This sudden loss of a pregnancy can result in spotting, bleeding, vaginal spasms, and pain in the abdomen for a short duration.
The pressure put by the growing uterus on the surrounding organs in conjunction with the usual contractions experienced during a normal pregnancy can result in both vaginal and pelvic cramps. Although, if this is the underlying reason for the cramps, then it goes away shortly after the delivery of the baby.
How to stop vibrating the uterus and vagina?
Nothing is impossible with a proper exercise routine. Exercising is the godmother of our health and its incumbent upon us to give our body its benefits. Kegel exercises are exercises that strengthen our pelvic muscles and prevent us from PIDs and pelvic inflammation.
Certain medications, anxiety, fatigue, alcohol, nicotine, too much caffeine consumption, extreme fatigue, irregular sleep cycle, and not eating healthy are also some of the underlying causes of the diseases that we mentioned today. It is imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle because your body is a reflection of what you do and what you consume!
The takeaway of vaginal spasms and pelvic vibration
Till you are experiencing any of the severe symptoms apart from just vaginal spasms, you don’t have much to worry about. Vaginal spasms as a standalone condition are temporary and can be treated well without many efforts. As long as you keep your body happy, your body will keep you happy! We hope you return much more informed and much less worried!