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Short Vagina (Overview)

An adult vagina is usually approximately 8 cm (3 in) in length. When the vaginal cavity is short - it can cause pain during sexual intercourse. This can occur when there is prolapse of the uterus or the bladder.


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Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Yes: The vagina gets a bit shorter after a typical hysterectomy (1 cm or so). With a radical hysterectomy, a type of hysterectomy done for cervical cancer, it can get substantially shorter. ...Read more

Short Vagina (Overview)

An adult vagina is usually approximately 8 cm (3 in) in length. When the vaginal cavity is short - it can cause pain during sexual intercourse. This can occur when there is prolapse of the uterus or the bladder.


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Bad emergency c hyst. Does this mean that I have a short vagina?

Bad emergency c hyst. Does this mean that I have a short vagina?

Not necessarily: If care was taken by the surgeon at the emergency cesarean hysterectomy to remove only the cervix and not extra vagina, then the vagina will be the same size it was before the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Bf complains. Is it possible that I have a short vagina?

Bf complains. Is it possible that I have a short vagina?

Not likely: The vagina undergoes expansion by one third of the back part of the vagina during sexual excitement for females along with lubrication, and elevation of the cervix. It is more likely, that intercourse is occurring before those changes have taken place and you need to communicate to your boyfriend when you are ready, because males are "everready" like the battery. Assist him in helping readiness. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for short vagina?

What is the best treatment for short vagina?

Dilators: It depends whether the shortening is a result of vaginal surgery. Normal vaginal length is about 6 inches. Anything longer than that may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't mean your vagina is short. If you had surgery then vaginal dilators could be a very good option to help stretch the vagina. ...Read more

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59/short vagina or something pushing down?

59/short vagina or something pushing down?

Get check: Some causes of you smptoms might be a prolapse of the uteus where if fees like it is falling out. Also a drop in the upper or lower vagina might give you the sensatiojn something is pushing down. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short vagina?

What is the definition or description of: Short vagina?

Short vagina: An adult vagina is usually approximately 8 cm (3 in) in length. When the vaginal cavity is short - it can cause pain during sexual intercourse. This can occur when there is prolapse of the uterus or the bladder. ...Read more

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Bf complains. Is it possible that I have a short vagina?

Not likely: The vagina undergoes expansion by one third of the back part of the vagina during sexual excitement for females along with lubrication, and elevation of the cervix. It is more likely, that intercourse is occurring before those changes have taken place and you need to communicate to your boyfriend when you are ready, because males are "everready" like the battery. Assist him in helping readiness. ...Read more

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What are the causes and disadvantages of a short vagina?

What are the causes and disadvantages of a short vagina?

Many: Can just be the way you developed, . Can be certain syndromes, can be the result of a hysterectomy. One disadvantage can be pain with intercourse as the penis will hit the top of the vagina or cervix and in some women that can cause pain. If you are having problems you should see your gyn or be referred to one. ...Read more

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It possible to have an abnormally short vagina from birth?

It possible to have an abnormally short vagina from birth?

Yes: There can be abnormalities in formation of the internal and external genitals that would be present at birth. See your gyn to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Bad emergency c hyst. Does this mean that I have a short vagina?

Not necessarily: If care was taken by the surgeon at the emergency cesarean hysterectomy to remove only the cervix and not extra vagina, then the vagina will be the same size it was before the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I think I have a short vagina after hysterectomy. What can we do?

Estrogen cream Rx: Sometimes at hysterectomy when the cervix is removed and the vagina closed (cuff), more of the vagina is excised rather than just the cervix. Estrogen vaginal cream use can help provide suppleness and expansion of the remaining vagina to accomodate "any visitors". ...Read more

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I think I have a short vagina. Too late for estrogen or resuming sex?

I think I have a short vagina. Too late for estrogen or resuming sex?

No: Shortened or narrowed? Dilators and sex work well for enlarging a narrowed vagina, short vagina may require surgery to lengthen but will still allow for some penetration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for short vagina?

Dilators: It depends whether the shortening is a result of vaginal surgery. Normal vaginal length is about 6 inches. Anything longer than that may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't mean your vagina is short. If you had surgery then vaginal dilators could be a very good option to help stretch the vagina. ...Read more

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Bad visit to gyn. Does his comment mean that I have a short vagina?

Bad visit to gyn. Does his comment mean that I have a short vagina?

Unsure: I'm so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Going to the gyn can be an anxiety provoking experience in the best of situations. Our job is to make you feel more comfortable while doing our job to keep you healthy. Not sure what was said to you to so cannot comment, but hope you are feeling better. ...Read more

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I have a short vagina. Should I have been having sex during menopause?

I have a short vagina. Should I have been having sex during menopause?

No problem: The best treatment for short vagina is what we call dilation. Having sex is one method or using a sex toy or dilator is the other method for dilation. The vagina can stretch as in childbirth. Vaginal estrogen would be very important in the post menopausal period to aid this process. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy cause shorter vagina?

Yes: The vagina gets a bit shorter after a typical hysterectomy (1 cm or so). With a radical hysterectomy, a type of hysterectomy done for cervical cancer, it can get substantially shorter. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have too short a vagina for tampons?

Is it possible I have too short a vagina for tampons?

Unlikely/possible: There are some women born with abnormalities in the formation of their internal structures. If someone has had a normal puberty/ menses and sex life but can't use tampons the reason would likely be to changes in normal structures over time. An evaluation by a gynecologist would be in order. ...Read more

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30 weeks- having sudden, short pains inside my vagina should I be concerned?

30 weeks- having sudden, short pains inside my vagina should I be concerned?

Possibly: It could be uterine contractions, a urinary tract infection, round ligament pain and a couple other things. The best way to figure it out is call your OB or midwife and describe it in detail to them, so they can determine if you need to be placed on a fetal monitor to rule out contractions. ...Read more

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Had mesh used for rectocele surgery. The surgery was a failure and my vagina is shorter. What are viable options?

Had mesh used for rectocele surgery. The surgery was a failure and my vagina is shorter. What are viable options?

2nd opinion consult: You need to see a GYN MD who performs several of these types of surgeries/year for a 2nd opinion consultation and examination of the previous rectocele repair. Only then can a determination be made as to the best direction to pursue for revision of the previous repair or not. ...Read more

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Intercourse but only head of penis went inside vagina for short time. No condom. Is Plan B one step a good idea or are my pregnancy chances too low?

Intercourse but only head of penis went inside vagina for short time. No condom. Is Plan B one step a good idea or are my pregnancy chances too low?

Go for plan B: If it's been less then 72 hours, I would suggest taking plan B, but then you need to think about a better form of birth control before the relationship progresses. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I made out as he rubbed his penis onto my vagina. He was wearing jersey shorts and I was wearing my underwear. Can I be pregnant?

My boyfriend and I made out as he rubbed his penis onto my vagina. He was wearing jersey shorts and I was wearing my underwear. Can I be pregnant?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by rubbed his penis onto my vagina. If the penis entered the vagina, you can be pregnant. Pre-ejaculate contains sperm and you can get pregnant. If the penis did not enter the vagina, you cannot get pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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It was going hot with my bf and we had kinda sex but he and I were wearing shorts+underwear not sure if sperm reach my vagina, could I be pregnant?

It was going hot with my bf and we had kinda sex but he and I were wearing shorts+underwear not sure if sperm reach my vagina, could I be pregnant?

It is unlikely to: Become pregnant because the clothing acts as barrier to sperm. However, if sperm is deposited in vagina or at introitus (opening of vagina) then pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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My boyfriend put his mouth over my yoga pants shorts and I think he blew some air into my vagina and this could be dangerous do you think I'll be ok?

My boyfriend put his mouth over my yoga pants shorts and I think he blew some air into my vagina and this could be dangerous do you think I'll be ok?

Keep the clothes on: No worries. Just keep the clothes on, because the porous fabric will prevent an airtight seal. Thicker fabric such as denim is even more protective. Air embolism is a risk if a person's mouth and lips seals off another person's vulvo-vaginal opening, and then he blows... that would be a bad thing to do. ...Read more

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I dry humped wiz my bf I was on jeans and panties and he was wearing boxer and short his short got so wet from his cum can his sperms reach my vagina?

I dry humped wiz my bf I was on jeans and panties and he was wearing boxer and short his short got so wet from his cum can his sperms reach my vagina?

Not likely...: Considering high fastidious requirement for sperm survival, your described scenario should pose a zero odd to conceive, but in real life, still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still in doubt since no known contraceptives reach 100% success. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling for safer sex practice so to minimize sex-related anxiety & fear. ...Read more

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Risk of pregnancy if an erect penis is inserted into the vagina for a short time but no ejaculation takes place?

Risk of pregnancy if an erect penis is inserted into the vagina for a short time but no ejaculation takes place?

A: Would you place a "loaded gun" inside your vagina and hope that it doesn't go off? I did not think so! So why place an erect penis in the vagina without contraception and not expect that it won't lose sperm (pre cum) prior to 'firing". Whoops! I hate that when pregnancy happens because pre cum contains live "bullets" (sperm) and many women such as yourself find themselves in the "trick bag". ...Read more

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When I wear certain clothing such as cotton shorts. I start to sweat between my thighs, and down near my vagina. Then I get one paper thin cut. Why?

When I wear certain clothing such as cotton shorts. I start to sweat between my thighs, and down near my vagina. Then I get one paper thin cut. Why?

Allergy: The moisture can Cause breakdown and the excess moisture may be from a contact dermatitis from a allergen for you in the material. Can see your physician and see the testing and history taking that could help figure out the etiology. ...Read more

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Precum touched my vagina but I took plan b 24 hours later and I got my period at the regular time but it was shorter, could I still be pregnant?

Precum touched my vagina but I took plan b 24 hours later and I got my period at the regular time but it was shorter, could I still be pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. Home pregnancy tests are sold in stores everywhere, and are fairly cheap to buy. ...Read more

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I ejaculated had boxer n sport shorts on gf got close to me she didn't had clothes on her vagina was wet too can she get pregnant from wet clothes??

I ejaculated had boxer n sport shorts on gf got close to me she didn't had clothes on her vagina was wet too can she get pregnant from wet clothes??

Highly Unlikely: For her to get pregnant the ejaculation fluid which contains sperms have to find their way in to the Vagina.
Even though theoretically it may be remotely possible, if ejaculate was dripping out of your shorts. But in the context you described is highly unlikely, because the ejaculated fluid was not freely flowing due to two barriers1Boxer shorts2sport shorts.
So here you have it ...Read more

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I bled a lot after sex. Why? I had anal for the 3rd time in two days and was fingered in my vagina and had sex for a short period of time. Done before

I bled a lot after sex. Why? I had anal for the 3rd time in two days and was fingered in my vagina and had sex for a short period of time. Done before

Cervicitis? STD?: I think you mean the bleeding is vaginal, right? Not anal? If anal, it could be a minor injury. Vaginal bleeding after sex often is from inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis), which is often due to STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia, especially at your age (18). Anal bleeding also can be from STD. Any new or abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated, so see your doctor soon. ...Read more