A lot of extra skin in my vagina.. Is it normal? Can I get it removed? (Photo)
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What does vaginal opening & hymenal ring look like after sex?!
Michael P Goodman, MDDavis, CA, USA
Extra skin in the vagina
While your photo is helpful, a one on one exam with your gynecologist is always the best. What I think you are concerned with is the redundant vaginal wall that has dropped into view at the vaginal opening. It is called a urethrocele and just below that is a small cystocele. These are the small round structures just inside the opening and is often the result of minor injury to the support of the urethra and the bladder at the time of a vaginal delivery. A careful evaluation by a urogynecologist and a minor out patient procedure should correct this nicely. I have used FemiLift- an office based laser for vaginal tightening- for minor support problems like yours. No downtime or recovery for the FemiLift. Hope this was helpful.
The tissue you are noticing is the hymenal ring, remnants of the hymen. This is normal tissue. Most likely your recent increased activity has caused some swelling of the tissue in this area and so it appears more prominent. If the area is sensitive to the touch, you may want to abstain from vaginal intercourse for a day or two in order to let these sensitive tissues recover. If you were using a lubricant or contraceptive foam/gel or condoms coated with a chemical, you may be having a sensitivity reaction to one of those products and it would be best to avoid those in the future. Best wishes!
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A lot of extra skin in my vagina.. Is it normal? Can I get it removed?
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