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Will vaginal introitus lose elasticity after menopause?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: if you don't have sex for about 14 yr well it get smaller can you stretch it out
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Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
possibly

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Hi XXXXXXX
Vaginal introitus can get atrophied especially after menopause. Its difficult to stretch it out at that stage, due to lack of elasticity in the skin after menopause. You can try using a dilator several times a day just the stretch the skin. Several sizes are available. Use lots of lubrication to avoid pain. Insert it for a few seconds and remove periodically. But be careful not to use force.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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The size of a pinis being big some times to big for a vagina
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Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda (4 minutes later)
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lubrication

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Try using lots of lubrication first. Apply inside the vagina and on the penis also. If that doesnt work, you can use dilators. Start with a smaller ones and increase the side gradually. It will take time.
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Brief Answer: possibly Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Vaginal introitus can get atrophied especially after menopause. Its difficult to stretch it out at that stage, due to lack of elasticity in the skin after menopause. You can try using a dilator several times a day just the stretch the skin. Several sizes are available. Use lots of lubrication to avoid pain. Insert it for a few seconds and remove periodically. But be careful not to use force.