Vaginal laxity can occur in pre- and post-menopausal women. It is the result of stretching of the vaginal canal due to pregnancy, childbirth, and birthing-related trauma. It’s more common in women who’ve had large babies or who have needed vacuum- or forceps-assisted delivery or episiotomies. Vaginal prolapse is a related condition of prolapse of the uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. Prolapse is related to pregnancy, childbirth, weight gain, aging, and genetic predisposition. Symptoms of vaginal laxity include diminished sensation during intimacy and loss of pleasure. Vaginal prolapse can cause loss of continence, pain with intimacy, bulge at the opening of the vagina, and back pain.
If surgical options are neccesary, Dr. Tkatch can assist with organizing your surgery.
If you’re suffering from vaginal laxity or prolapse, please ask your family doctor to refer you to Dr. Tkatch. If you don’t have a family doctor, virtual care services like TELUS MyCare are covered by MSP and can refer you to Dr. Tkatch.