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Will My Vagina Remain Stretched Out After Childbirth
Probably not...: Probably not, your vagina will change from before you had children...But chances are it will not stay the same as when you were pregnant and delivering the baby. Generally speaking for most women, you will get close to normal about 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some do.: Every body is different which means that every vagina is different too. Some women feel a difference in how their body looks and feels after a baby. I have a few women who come in and complain that their partners find it very different. Most don't find it bad, just different. ...Read more
Probably: Childbirth is traumatic to the pelvic floor. The vagina is very elastic and will return to near normal after delivery. Some women have very little detrimental effect on the vagina and pelvic floor as a result of a vaginal delivery - others end up with significant utero-vaginal prolapse and eventually require surgical repair for the pelvic relaxation. ...Read more
Vaginal tightness: To tighten the vagina i suggest trying kiegel exercises which strengthen the pelvic diaphragm. There is an operation called vaginal rejuvenation which can accomplish the same thing surgically. ...Read more
In many women yes: Because child birth does stretch it out and while it regains the majority of its former tightness , it is never quite the same after vaginal delivery, that is why many women have elective c-section now - to preserve the vagina from being stretched or from tearing also vaginal delivery in many women can lead to vagina and uterine prolapse and urine incontinence later in life taha can be fixed. ...Read more
Probably not: You need to see your provider to be sure. If you are talking about right after childbirth, the vagina was open and especially if you had a repair, may have some air that is coming out. If it has been a while (more than a few days), you may have a hole between your rectum and your vagina, which would need to be fixed at some point (sometimes we wait a few months to see if it will heal). ...Read more
Vaginal rejuvenation: Yes, but i would think long and hard before doing it. It's typically referred to as vaginal rejuvenation (as if your vagina needs rejuvenating) and involves surgery to tighten the introitus (vaginal opening) and, if necessary, correct loose or sagging walls. It can lead to painful scarring and painful intercourse and is not recognized by the american congress of obgyns. ...Read more
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