Occlusion of the vagina

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Hi all

Saw a ureo/gynaecologist today and, guess what. I have occlusion and will need surgery when I go into remission. My urethra Is not affected yet. Need to see general gynaecologist to treat lichen then gynaecologist who specialize in vaginitis. Doc asked if I planned on having sex again. If, yes, it's different, more intensive. If, not, it will just keep the urethra open.


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    Omg Marilyn! ! that's just awful to hear!

    I really feel for you. LS is so destructive mentally and physically! Big big hug to you. This condition just keeps on delivering fear to you :-(

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    I don't know what occlusion is either, I'm guessing it's when the vagina closes up. If not then please ignore my following comments. I have partial closure and have opened it up again with dilators. They come in a variety of sizes and I now use the biggest one 2 or3 times a week to keep everything open. It's still partially closed from the top of the opening to my clitoris, but since starting to use a borax spray after every toilet visit, a clear seam has appeared and is very gradually deepening, so I'm hoping that, in time, it will fully open. It is taking months and years though, not a quick fix.

    There was someone on here Hanny? Guppy? one of the old timers who was so closed that they couldn't insert a catheter (I hope I'm remembering it right) and gradually opened up again first by using a pencil with a condom over it, several times a day, then the dilators.

    So there's my tuppence worth - I hope it adds to the debate. And whichever route you take, I hope you get relief and healing.

    All the best


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      Hi BRidge,  thank you for the update on occlusion.  I have the graduating sizes of dilators and have been hesitant to use them because it is so painful, but since you are having some success, I feel encouraged to try again.  Thank you, and continued well being to you.
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    Do try, it is painful, but I got there. When I started, I used the middle size and I can now use the biggest. Just a warning, I have a very sensitive bladder and find that if I push it all the way in, or hang about with in it I get a UTI. Halfway in and out again is all I do. 30 secs and I'm done. Obviously as you're stretching the opening you'll want to go a bit slower to make it less uncomfortable.

    I did get small tears and it was painful to wee, so I had a water spray in a travel bottle to clean off all the wee after each toilet visit. I used medical manuka honey, a bit of steroid or salt water on the tears, depending how I felt. I don't think anything really made a difference, but it was better to do something, than nothing.

    I found that stretching every other day gave me a day to heal in between. The incentive was that I was due a smear test, and I wanted to be in control of the stretching rather than have someone else do it! In the end, the speculum was smaller than the size I'd got up to and it was a breeze...

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