Vaginal Stenosis
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Definition: A narrowing of the vagina, often with accompanying tissue changes such as dryness, loss of elasticity and resilience, and scar tissue. Stenosis can be a side effect of radiation therapy or surgery. Followup use of dilators and/or sexual intercourse, and sometimes estrogen cream is vital to prevent stenosis.

Pronunciation: sten OH sis (noun)

Also Known As: Cervical Stenosis (incorrectly)

Common Misspellings: stenocis

Related Resources:

Q&A on the Treatment of Vaginal Stenosis

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