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Loose Vagina

Loose Vagina

Introduction

The vagina is an incredible thing; the elastic muscles of the vaginal wall can stretch and return to its usual shape with relative ease. However, during the ageing process and after childbirth, the muscles may become weaker and many women notice laxity or a loose vagina.

Despite the myths, having sex does not have a lasting impact on vaginal tension. The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. The vulva and labia form the entrance, and the cervix of the uterus protrudes into the vagina, forming the interior end.

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Factors To Consider

The pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina also have a part to play as they may weaken over time or through the weight of pregnancy or general weight gain which can also cause a feeling of looseness in the vagina. The body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and after delivery. During a vaginal delivery, the muscles of the vagina stretch extensively. This stretched shape reduces slowly and after childbirth, the vaginal muscles are unlikely to feel the same as before, and it may take time to adjust to this feeling.

Some women report changes in vaginal shape or elasticity after giving birth and in these cases, and often woman report that they have less sensation or satisfaction during sex. Fortunately, these feelings usually return in time.

Damage to skin, tissue, or muscle during childbirth can also cause changes to the vulva and vagina. This can make a difference in how loose or tight the vagina feels. Changes to the body are usually more noticeable for women who become pregnant after the age of 30. Younger women may find that their bodies return to prepregnancy states more quickly.

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Loose Vagina Caused By Reduced Collagen

The body also changes as we age. Skin and muscle gradually become less firm and strong, which helps explain why the vagina can start to feel looser. This is because the connective collagen fibres in the vaginal wall, just like in the rest of the body, start to diminish as we age. Collagen is a fibrous, supportive protein. It helps skin cells adhere to one another and also gives strength and elasticity. Collagen production decreases with age, contributing to skin wrinkling and sagging and vaginal laxity.

Some women do not experience any symptoms of a loose vagina until they reach perimenopause or during the menopause itself, this is caused by the hormonal levels of estrogen dropping significantly as the body no longer prepares for pregnancy each month. This can cause the vaginal lining to become drier and less elastic.

At PHI Clinic, we use radiofrequency and ultrasound technology to address the symptoms of a loose vagina. Both treatments are designed to stimulate and encourage collagen growth in order to achieve a tightening effect. These can be used on both external and internal tissue to treat aesthetic and functional concerns, respectively.



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