The silicon dilator set from Vaignimus is unique from other plastic dilators aavailable. The medical grade silicon offers a resistance free material that will not further traumatize fragile vaginal e tissue. It is also free of any endocrine disrupting chemicals and BPA.
I agree and support Weissssoccermom . . . You want/need to use the dilator with a Premarin or comparable estrogen-based cream for topical/local use. Your vaginal tissues need regional estrogen.
A vaginal lubricate or moisturizer, such as K-Y or Replenish, will not suffice. Lubricants and moisturizers inserted into a vagina that is dry and parched will not aide tissue healing. Estrogen replacement, applied internally/locally, is what the tissues are asking for. Lubricants and moisturizers are counter-productive and will lend to bacterial and fungal overgrowth, adding to your distress.
Use of a local Premarin/estrogen can be considered safe for a majority of women as there is not wide systemic estrogen uptake. You can discuss with your GYN appropriate use/dosing of Premarin in conjunction with the dilator set. Always remember that you can use just as much Premarin as you need for no longer than you need.
I had severe vaginal stenosis and frail tissue. Pituitary failure and high dose use of corticosteroids were the variables that
contributed to my early menopause. Attempting to insert a Q-Tip was barely feasible - any attempt was painful and the tissues would bleed liberally. I was emotionally distraught and utterly anguished.
It was a slow process to reverse the physical stenosis and effects. Using Premarin was a necessity to rehabilitate the internal vaginal tissues. I used the Premarin with a Q-Tip, to start. Then advanced to the “beginner’s” set of silicon dilators by Vaginimus. If I can show progress, there is hope for you and other women who are having to deal with the aftermath of unexpected vaginal stenosis and fragile tissue.
But do see your Gyn about using Premarin in conjunction with a dilator. Weisssoccermom is Spot On on the beneficial role of local estrogens.
To be clear: I am not talking about oral estrogen or oral hormone replacement (HRT). There are risks with HRT that need to be assessed by each woman with her medical provider. What is being discussed in this thread is the use of Premarin cream or estrogen/progesterone compounded cream for local/regional internal use vaginally on a low-dose basis. Using just enough for vagina tissue support and well-being for women experiencing abrupt menopause.
It’s great that women can discuss and share on this forum about such a personal and sensitive matter. I learned a lot from a menopause forum. Honestly, I learned more on the forum than from my own Gyn or Pituitary endocrinologist. I believe in the model of people helping people.
Best wishes to you as you explore options to give you wellbeing,
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I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.