One particularly frustrating condition that may occur related to the decline of estrogen is vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning and drying of the lining of the vagina that occurs with the loss of estrogen in menopause. This condition is now part of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), which includes the effects on the vagina as well as urinary symptoms that accompany low estrogen.
Dilator Training for 5 of The Most Common Pelvic Floor Conditions (Dyspareunia, Vulvodynia, Vaginismus, Vaginal Atrophy, Vaginal Stenosis)
Have you ever experienced vaginal or pelvic pain? Does your vagina feel too tight or narrow? Does it hurt or are you unable to have sex, use tampons, or get an internal exam?
These questions can be uncomfortable, but if you experience any of these sensations or others, you are absolutely not alone. These are common symptoms that many women encounter and there is help and treatment available.
Vaginal dilators are an instrument used to gently stretch the vagina. They are used when the vagina has become narrowed, such as from many conditions, as listed below. If you need assistance keeping your vagina open and be more elastic, using vaginal dilators can be very effective. They are used to help reduce pain and discomfort during penetration and sexual intercourse.