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Please help! In 2002 I had cervical cancer. During the last

Please help! In 2002 I had cervical cancer. During the last stage of treatment, internal radiation was given, suturing medical gauze into my vagina walls. Upon removal, a visiting doctor, unknowingly ripped the gauze out tearing the tissue on my vagina walls. My doctor prescribed an extra amount of sex after the healing. Which I did. The partner I had helped me and my vagina was functional. Sex was fine. After about a year I changed partners (relationships) but our sex life was not as active. Unknowing, my vagina walls began to close. After 4 years, (and a divorce) another partner was introduced and complained of "hitting a wall" while trying to have sex. That repeated with yet another partner. I visited a clinic and the doctor confirmed that indeed "there was a wall." I have tried dilators but the space is too narrow. I am currently seeing my Gyno and now a plastic surgeon. I hope it doesn't come to that. I recently had an MRI and was able to see for myself the complexity of my vagina. I am writing to you because I seek an inflatable vaginal dilator. I have searched in frustration online for any sort of lead and have not found anything remotely close. Something thin enough Like a balloon that can inflate over time to expand the walls again. If you can at least point me in the right direction that would be great. Please help.

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Dr David

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Senior active sexually after abstaining years, had cramps

Senior active sexually after abstaining years, had cramps and came on for one night and the next day. Should there be concerns?

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Dr Josh

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B.A.M.S.

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Last during sex with my boyfriend the penatrarion hurt more

Last during sex with my boyfriend the penatrarion hurt more than normal. And after when I was cleaning up I noticed a dark gory substance when I wiped my vagina. Is this something I should be concerned with? It was this only one time I noticed it happening for the rest of the night and day I was okay.

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Dr Josh

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B.A.M.S.

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I'm just wondering about the usual methods a vaginal injury

Hi there, I'm just wondering about the usual methods for handling a vaginal injury in a open pelvic fracture?

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Dr Ted Manos

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MD

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I am 30+ years old, been married years. I was unable to have

I am 30+ years old, been married for 4 years. I was unable to have intercourse because it was too painful. After seeing a doctor about it, they said it could be vaginismus and they asked me to use vaginal dilators. I moved to as different state due to my job , saw a different gynaec and she did a physical examination and said everything was fine and I just needed to suck it up and take the pain or use dilators. She even forecfully did a pap smear (a very painful one). After about a year or so, my primary care physician also "tried" to do a pap smear and because it was too painful, didn't go through with it. she also just advised the use of dilators. After having had multiple examinations and failed paps and running around in circles with my dilators ( couldn't get far along with those) and occasional use of tampons ( as one of them said that would help) , after 4 years of being married and not being able to consummate the marriage, I decided to go to a new gyanec and get a surgery to " open things up". She did a physical examination and finally told me I had a "longitudinal vaginal septum" and it's no wonder that I could not have intercourse or a pap. She face-palmed at the fact that other doctors had taken a look and failed to catch it. She even showed me what she had discovered. Relieved that the mystery is solved but now I have to go through the procedure of vaginal septoplasty. She has ordered renal and pelvic ultrasounds before that. My questions are : 1. should i get a second opnion? 2. is the procedure safe? 3. are there other implications to a vaginal septum? 4. any undesirable consequences to the septoplasty? 5. will there be any complications to get pregnant or have a successful delivery? 6.any thing else I should be asking my ob/gyn or checking on?Hope other people can learn from my experience.Thanks.

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Dr David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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I have 3 little lumps inside the entrance to my vagina

Hi. I have 3 little lumps inside the entrance to my vagina and I am wondering what is the best way to get rid of them? I thought they may have been warts, but they did not hold the freeze twice and so I have been told they are papillae.

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Dr. C.

Medical Director

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I recently had sex with a guy (whom I've had sex with before...no

I recently had sex with a guy (whom I've had sex with before...no issues no pain) who has a really large penis but this time it was sooooo painful so rough I couldn't stay wet and he kept forcing it...instead of making him stop I just took it but it was the most uncomfortable sex ever I just could not relax and by the end of the weekend his penis was sore and he even noticed a little skin had rubbed off! He said it felt like somethin was scratching him during sex and my vagina is really tight! Is this normal? How can I loosen up and make our sex pleasurable again?

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Dr. K.

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My partner says my opening is too small or his penis too

My partner says my opening is too small or his penis too large for me? Is this possible? What can we do? What is a dilator?

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Dr. K.

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Is it safe to try to use a Topical Analgesic pain relief

Is it safe to try to use a Topical Analgesic pain relief cream (Ultra Strength Muscle Rub by Walgreens) to try to decrease pain during sex due to vaginismus?

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Dr. C.

Medical Director

Doctoral Degree

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