Dr. Alinsod shares how a woman who is interested in vaginal rejuvenation can advocate for herself in the doctor's office.
Well, I think the woman should explain to her surgeon or her doctor her symptoms, for example, if she is finding that she is having a lot of pelvic discomfort, for example, feeling a lot of great deal of pressure in her pelvis or even lacking sensation when she has intimate relations with her husband.
These are all things that should be brought up to her gynecologist or pelvic surgeon so that a full evaluation can be made whether pelvic reconstruction needs to be done or a simple procedure, such as a vaginoplasty can be performed to help the woman with improvement of sensation, improvement in the way that she is confident and feeling about herself when she has relations.
And so first and foremost, she should bring it up. She shouldn’t be afraid to ask her doctor, “Well, doctor, I am not feeling much anymore after having had these children,” and so the first thing is for the patient to empower herself is to actually ask the questions to her doctor.
About Dr. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.:
Dr. Red Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E., graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, in 1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. His focus in those early years was pelvic surgery. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also selected as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center.
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