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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: colpostenosis


 hickt - Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:00 pm

28 month old female. Could you tell me more about colpostenosis and its implications to me?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:33 pm

User avatar Colpostenosis is a narrowing of the lumen (or open area) of the vagina. Your post indicated the affected person was 28 months old. If this is correct, I'm a little uncertain as to why they would be looking for this diagnosis. I would generally encourage a 28 month old girl with colpostenosis to simply wait and see if the issue resolves once she gets older.

If the person in question is actually 28 years old there are several other factors involved in terms of implications of the diagnosis. First if the narrowing in minimal it is quite likely that there will be no noticable effects. If the narrowing is more severe there may be issues with pain during intercourse of insertion of objects (such as speculums, etc) into the vagina. Also if there is scarring resulting in bands that are causing the narrowing there may be issues during childbirth, etc.

If the narrowing is severe a colpostenotomy can be performed. This is essentially an incision into the wall of the vagina to free the narrowing.

I hope this helps. If I haven't really answered your questions please feel free to post a follow up.

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