Jun 14, 2011 - 11:00 am
What do others use for vaginal dryness and to help keep that area flexible? I've had the hysterectomy and pelvic radiation which put lots of havoc on this area and find I'm so tight and dry. Intercourse is always challenging and can be painful. I am a bit smaller and my husband is large, so I'm looking for guidance as know I shouldn't have to feel pain.
My cancer is hormone receptive so I definitely want to avoid any creams with hormones. Seems like the top of the list are: KY, Replens and Astroglide... Also, on my research found some interesting information on just using a vitamin E capsule, break the capsule and insert the vitamin liquid in the vagina. Do this daily for 4 weeks and decrease to 1-2 times per week. Almost like putting cream on our dry hands, which gives it more elasticity.
Do you use a different cream with the dilator vs. intercourse?
My radiation oncologist has me using the dilator and told me yes over time our vaginal area can stretch a bit more and thinking with some nice vitamin E to make it moist, this would help.
Any help would be appreciated.