There are women who endure pain with intercourse and don’t understand the reason for it. Oftentimes it’s the result of the fact that the vagina is too short. The pain associated with this condition is uncomfortable or even unbearable especially when there is deep penetration. Without proper diagnosis, many women are left frustrated and distressed, but what causes the condition, and is there a treatment for a vagina that too short?
What are the reasons why the vagina may be too short?
There are women who naturally have a vagina that is shorter than normal, probably due to problems that arose during the development process. In addition, the condition may be the result of the shrinkage of the mucous membrane of the vagina, which can occur due to lack of estrogen.
Estrogen is a vital component of vaginal health and when levels are high, the vagina is thick, strong, and elastic. When levels fall off, as often occurs during and after menopause, the vagina becomes less elastic and shrinks in size, making it shorter than before.
At Fowler GYN International (FGI), they have been able to treat short vagina with the help of innovative diagnostic tools such as a vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test. Based on the results of the VFA test a customized treatment plan is implemented, involving a combination of bio-identical hormones delivered directly to the vagina in combination with vaginal lengthening probes.. Patients generally experience a gradual improvement in the length of the vagina, but it can take up to 3-4 months before significant change is seen.
If you would like to learn more about treatment for a vagina that is too short, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of FGI, you can contact his office today by calling 480-420-4001.