Gaping Introitus Phoenix
For some women childbirth can cause changes to the body that don’t return to their normal state. When the vaginal opening is wider than normal and causes discomfort to the patient, it is known as Gaping Introitus, Epsiotomy Damage, or Perineoplasty Damage.
Patients with gaping introitus complain of pain on sexual intercourse, when there is scar tissue in the introitus (vaginal opening). Some patients may complain that the vaginal introitus is “gaping,” or that sexual intercourse is not the same as it was before having a vaginal delivery.
The name of the surgical procedure that restores a torn perineal muscle is called Perineoplasty. This goal of this procedure is to restore the vaginal opening (introitus) to its original state.
Gaping introitus (enlarged vaginal opening) is usually the result of giving birth, however patients may have enlarged vaginal openings without ever giving birth. Patients have a separation of the transverse perineal muscles, which causes the base of the vagina to widen. These are the muscles that are often torn as an extension of an episotomy (a cut made in the perineum made by the obstetrician to widen the vagina to facilitate the delivery of a child) or are torn. This enlarged vaginal opening can also occur do to a dehiscence or breakdown of a perineoplasty repair performed by a gynecologic surgeon. This condition gives the patient an “open” feeling and also may cause some lack of friction during intercourse.
What does Introitus mean?
Introitus is a medical term for an entrance into a hollow organ. The most common use of the term is with the opening to the vagina.
What will happen in the recovery period?
During the recovery period, avoid sitting for long periods and do not drive. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should also be avoided. Recovery varies from person to person. It could take up to two weeks to fully recover.
Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Because dissolvable sutures are used, there are no stitches that need to be removed. Some slight bruising and swelling can be expected around the labia and surrounding tissue. Most patients are able to return to work on the day after surgery, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
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