What Is Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome?
Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is the umbrella term for a very common, sometimes painful condition affecting tens of millions of women worldwide. It's defined as a temporary relaxation or constriction of the vaginal walls caused by many factors. This can happen spontaneously or from specific situations such as menstruation, childbirth, tampon use, and menopause.
The 5 Signs That You Might Have Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome
Contrary to the name, Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is actually fairly uncommon. The exact symptoms vary depending on the person, but there are some common signs you can look out for that might indicate this condition is present in your body. If you're experiencing any of these 5 symptoms, it's worth speaking with a professional immediately.
- Vaginal Irritation with itching and burning
- Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Low vaginal pH, making the environment open to infection
- Degrees of urinary incontinence due to the weakened vaginal mucosa
If you have been experiencing one or more of the above-mentioned symptoms, you may be suffering from Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome.
How is Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome diagnosed?
The specialist will ask the patient about her history and the duration of her symptoms. The specialist will also take a physical exam, which includes feeling for nodules in the muscles around the vagina, examining the walls of the vagina, and inspecting for any discharge or irritation. A specialist will ask the patient about her history and the duration of her symptoms.
When Does Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome Start?
This condition first manifests itself in women from the ages of 30-40, primarily due to childbirth and the onset of menopause. A woman's physical features such as skin type, sex hormone balance, and height can also contribute to her developing vaginal relaxation problems.
How Can Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome Be Treated?
Once the doctor has determined that the woman's symptoms are from a vaginal relaxation syndrome, the next step is to correct any underlying causes. The women will most one or more forms of treatment, which may include the use of medications, prescribed tightening creams, and sprays, hormonal pessaries. Surgical procedures like Vaginoplasty offer a longer-lasting result.
VRS no longer needs to be a terrible ordeal, along with its unpleasant accompanying symptoms and causing negative impacts on quality of life. Consult Dr. Sushmita Mukherjee for more info.