How to treat vagina tears

If you have a lot of pain with intercourse associated with bright red bleeding or staining and your vagina is often very tender and painful afterwards for days, then the problem made be due to a tight vagina. When the vagina is too tight, this can cause it to split or tear, resulting in extreme pain and discomfort. These small tears usually heal on their own but tend to reoccur so it best to treat the problem to prevent tears from occurring in the first place.

Causes of vagina tears
Vagina tears are rips that occur in the mucosal skin usually at the hymen located at the vaginal opening. This is often the result of a vagina that is too tight. Tightness in the vaginal area is often a problem for virginal women, women who engage in intercourse infrequently, women with vulvar lichen sclerosus, and women who have relative or absolute estrogen deficiencies.

The problem is particularly common in women who have gone through menopause after which there is a marked reduction in the production of hormones, chief of which is estrogen. Estrogen is a key component in vaginal health and when supplies diminish, this can cause the vaginal walls to shrink, making the opening tighter and the length of the vagina shorter.

Treatment Options

At the Fowler GYN International, Dr. Fowler has developed successful treatments option for women with tight vaginal options as well as short vaginal length (click here). These include use of vaginal dilators/extenders with then appropriate dimensions and application for use in addition to reconditioning the vaginal mucosa to make it more elastic and pliable with various topical vaginal nutrients and treatments for vulvar skin conditions that can also be implicated.

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