Menopausal And Sex Hurts? Some Things You Can Do

22 August 2017
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If you are going through menopause, many changes are happening inside your body. One major change is your estrogen levels drop, which can cause your vaginal wall to dry out, making sex painful for you. Another thing that can happen is your vaginal muscles will become loose. This may cause your partner to complain that sex is not as pleasurable for them. Fortunately, there are many things you can do for both the dryness and loose vaginal muscles, including the two things below.

Take Care of Dryness

Your vaginal dryness will never go completely away on its own. Because of this, you need to see your doctor for help.  One thing they will likely do is prescribe vaginal estrogen. This a hormone that goes straight into your vagina.

There is a cream that is inserted into your vagina with an applicator. Your doctor will tell you how much you need to use.

There is also a pill that is inserted in the same way. The doctor can also insert a special device, much like an IUD, into your vagina that you leave in for a few months. It will release the estrogen a little each day. You will have to go back to the doctor to have it removed and a new one replaced every so often. This is beneficial because you will not have to worry about inserting the estrogen on your own.

These treatments work very well and can get you back to normal when it comes to the dryness you feel. This will make sex much more enjoyable for both you and your partner.

Have Vaginal Rejuvenation

With vaginal rejuvenation, the surgeon can tighten up your vagina muscles. The surgeon removes all excess tissue and then repairs the vaginal wall and muscles. This will restore tightness and muscle tone of your vagina. If the surgeon has to use any kind of sutures during the repair they will naturally dissolve.

You will be put under general anesthesia during this procedure as it is considered an operation. How long the recovery is depends on your personal situation. In most cases it is a few weeks. During this time, you will not be able to engage in sex.

Your surgeon will go over all this information with you in much more detail, as well as tell you about your recovery time and how you should care for yourself during this time.

For more information about vaginal rejuvenation, reach out to doctors at facilities like Refined Dermatology