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so....what is happening to you is very common.
it has nothing to do with you falling years ago.
Thank you. Same to you.
what this is called is vaginal atrophy.
literally meaning shrinking of the vulva and vagina
this happens when a woman becomes menopausal
So there is a name for it.
and the lack of estrogen causes the vaginal and vulvar tissue to become less elastic.
in women who are menopausal this the atrophy still happens, but as long as they remain sexually active.....they can continue although it may be painful.
in women who are not sexually active the opening of the vagina shrinks considerably...and the once pliable opening is less cooperative.
now, this is reversible...but, it takes medicine and time.
to regain sexual function you need to do the following...
Good tto know that it is reversible.
What do I need to do?
you'll need to see your gynecologist for a prescription of vaginal estrogen.
that's the starting point.
the vaginal estrogen helps make the vaginal tissue more robust.
next, you'll have to use a set of vaginal dilators.
these are small phalic appearing plastic tools that start at small sizes and gradually increase in diameter.
with time and persistence you can gradually stretch the vaginal tissue to allow for intercourse.
this is the same process that is used for women with congenital lack of a vagina and they can attain sexual function...
so, it will work for you...it will just take time.
some ob/gyns carry the dilators in there office...some do not.
you can get them online though.
I am glad to hear that i cn be reversed. I was a little leary of asking this question in person. Now that I have an idea what to talk about, and knowing that it is common, I will discuss this with my doctor now.
we deal with this all the time
do NOT hesitate.
you're only 59 and have years of sexuallity left.
we all take this approach so please don't be afraid to have a candid discussion with your gynecologist.
Good to know.
I will not hesitate.
ok...good for you!!
is there anything else I can help you with?
Thank you for answering my question. I feel a little "smarter" now.
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ok..thank you and Happy New Year to you.