vaginal dilator


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vaginal dilator

A glass, plastic, or metal device for dilating the vagina.
See also: dilator
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Clinical indications for vaginal dilator use: Cases from practice
After daily use of the vaginal dilator for 4 months, with progressed introduction of graduated sizes (small, medium, medium+, large), she was able to accommodate intravaginal intercourse with her partner.
After 2 months of treatment, she was taught in the office to use a size extra small vaginal dilator.
Vaginal dilators are used to restore vaginal capacity, to expand the vagina in width and depth, to provide elasticity to the tissues, and to allow for comfortable sexual activity.
Vaginal dilators often are sufficient to restore function, with dilator therapy considered successful if a woman is able to resume comfortable sexual intercourse or self-stimulation, as desired.
In addition, it was determined through the questionnaire if the women were complying with the recommendation of vaginal dilation by using vaginal dilators and/or having intercourse three times or more a week.
For women who have attempted but failed to create a vagina using vaginal dilators without surgery, laparoscopic creation of the neovagina, followed by a period of use of vaginal dilators (approximately 4-6 months in one study), makes it possible for women with vaginal agenesis to engage in vaginal intercourse.
The use of vaginal dilators or topical estrogen therapy is individualized.
5) Construction of a neovagina, using vaginal dilators (the first-line strategy) or surgical placement of split-thickness skin graft or artificial skin (Abbe-McIndoe procedure), is the treatment.
First-line therapy for vaginal agenesis is creation of a neovagina using vaginal dilators