I've had a complete hysterectomy about 8 years or so ago.Since the beginning I've been experiencing painful sex. I've never had a vaginal birth but had 3 C-sections. Had the hysto cuz of scar tissue. It feels to me like my vagina is smaller. My husband can hardly get in there and if he can he is feeling squeezed to death. It feels as if they made the length of the vault smaller. During sex it feels as if he is hitting the very top of the closed off cervix.I have been married 26 years and my husband left me about 2 months ago & I know it's because of a non-existent sex life. I'm 49 and can not even insert a substitute penis in there. I'm so sad that what I thought would help me has ended my life as I've known it. Is there a way I can fix this problem? I guess I should mention that during the hysto I also had a bladder lift and a septum removed from the vaginal wall that had been there all my life. Is there a way to make the vagina bigger? Or is that a stupid question? Help!
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If the problem of vaginal pain and painful intercourse or insertion has been present before your childbirth, then problem could be attributed to causes other than the hysterectomy and other procedures. You should consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the vaginal/vulval pain (vulvodynia, vaginal spasm, vaginal endometriosis, scar tissue formation, vault problems etc). The evaluation and examination done would also confirm if there are any problems with the vault (that can be corrected). If he pain is severe and affecting your sexual life and quality of life, you should consider discussing about options of further surgical management involving nerve blocks (you can try with temporary procedures first to see if they give you relief and then make your decisions). The options of the treatment and further management would depend entirely on the examination and investigation findings. Do not delay in visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician or consult a pain management specialist for further evaluation and assistance.
thank you so much for getting back to me so fast. I have always been very small in that area even before the hysto. It does feel like its even smaller now then it was before. I will see the dr. about it but its so embarrassing to discuss the problem. Some times it is uncomfortable to stick a finger in that area. That does not make for a happy marriage. I sure will take your advice. I feel like I am the only person who has this stupid problem. again tyvm
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