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What are the possible causes of very small vaginal opening? I am 23 years old and already married. My husband and I are recently having this problem. We are not able to "make love" due to my very small vaginal opening...even a finger cannot get in. Please help me. How will this be cured?
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replied July 4th, 2009
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You will have to see a OB-GYN Physician on this...He possibly will refer you to a specialist... I would say to try using a dilator, but if you are this tight I doubt if these would help....

Try the Q-tip test...You rub the Q-tip at the entrance of your vagina...If it hurts you may have vestibulitis...This would mean a specialist...Hope some of this information helps...Good luck...

Caroline
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replied July 8th, 2009
they have a surgery now where they can safely cut open the hole to make it a bit wider.... i've heard it works well
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replied July 13th, 2009
It's the muscles locking tight. Not due to stress or anything I believe it's some hormonal imbalance. You can have that procedure done to cut a hole, but then you would have scar tissue and then it still might hurt. You could just go get muscle relaxers from your doc which I did and they work great. I had this years ago and still do but fortunatly I'm divorced and haven't had to be forced to have sex by my husband. And I love that- single life is much better! I wish you luck!
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replied July 13th, 2009
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You should see a gynecologist. It is possible that your hymen is malformed and is covering your vaginal opening. Surgery can correct things like that. It may also be that in anticipation of penetration, you may be unconsciously tightening the muscles down there to the point that nothing can get in. This can also make sex painful. It's called Vaginismus. It is treatable through relaxation and exercise techniques.

There are also these things called dilators that you can use to stretch things out. You start with a small one and then gradually work your way to larger ones. It may take time and patience, but this can get better.

In the mean time, don't stop being intimate, even if you can't have vaginal intercourse. You can still enjoy being together in a sexual way and give each other pleasure (manually, orally, etc). Don't think of this as something that puts distance between you.
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replied June 28th, 2011
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There are a number of possible causes to pain with penetration.

1) Your hymen might be "incomplete" which simply means that it isn't completely open.. Most women don't realize that it is right at the opening to your vagina not deep inside it and it is always a little bit open or you wouldn't have your periods.

2) you could have a reflex called vaginismus in which the muscles inside your vagina contract involuntarily when something enters your vagina - it is easy to treat actually (you can even order a kit online with a cd and dilators) or go to see a special kind of physical therapist. - Basically you start with very very slow self penetration and work your way up. There is even a clinic in NY that some couples fly to for treatment if they can't find someone locally and in less then a week it is usually resolved

3) Many women have pain when you touch the outside of the vaginal opening and there are treatments for that as well.

4) Some women are just smaller in the same way that men vary in their penis size. Very rarely a girl is born without a vagina entirely but you would know this as you would never have had a period and there would only be a little dimple where the vaginal opening should be. Even in that situation there is corrective surgery which resolves the problem.
Thankfully that part of our anatomy is built to stretch (a babies head is so much bigger then a tampon or a penis).

5) Some women become overly tight after having a baby with an episotomy and there is a surgical procedure to release the scar tissue

Start with your gyn. Tell her about the situation and she will be able to help you..Good luck - this is a treatable problem and you will be able to be intimate without having to resort to surgery in almost all cases.
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replied July 1st, 2011
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Hi, try using a lubricant like KY jell or Astroglide, the tightness may be due to your psychological and pelvic muscle tension so relax, if that is not the case, a simple and fast (5 minute) procedure, can be done to widen your vaginal inlet by your gynecologist, it is done in the office under local anesthesia with no complications.

Amr Seif Eldin, M.D
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replied July 1st, 2011
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What is this procedure called?
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replied July 1st, 2011
The procedure is called Fenton's procedure, in which you make a small longitudinal incision in the lower vagina, sometimes including the muscle, and suture it transverse... by this procedure you increase the diameter of the vaginal inlet.

Amr Seif Eldin, M.D
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replied June 16th, 2013
I have this issue. I had two partners and both times there was an issue of too small. I got pregnant and had a C-section, my child was too big. later on I went to the hospital cuz I got cysts in my uterus and finally I was told that my actual bones were too small and that it was rare but that I was not the only one. once they started putting small objects to test me, I no longer felt pain and discomfort. I never went to a specialist but I might have vaginimus, but my vagina opening is small.
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replied June 16th, 2013
I have this issue. I had two partners and both times there was an issue of too small. I got pregnant and had a C-section, my child was too big. later on I went to the hospital cuz I got cysts in my uterus and finally I was told that my actual bones were too small and that it was rare but that I was not the only one. once they started putting small objects to test me, I no longer felt pain and discomfort. I never went to a specialist but I might have vaginimus, but my vagina opening is small.
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