Scar tissue can appear after an injury to the skin or tissue. To protect the fragile area the body ties strong bonds, almost like sewing thread. The area might suffer lack of blood circulation and contain blocked nerves.
Vaginal scar tissue can result from a myriad of conditions. Vaginal scar tissue after childbirth from tearing is the most common but others include episiotomy, gynecological surgery and radiation treatment. Vaginal scarring results in the stiffness of the skin and muscles around the vagina.
Similar to other skin conditions, there are treatments available to help the symptoms. Lichen sclerosus LS is a skin condition that makes the vulva look white, slightly shiny, and smooth. Lichen sclerosus can also cause the skin of the inner lips of the vulva to change and shrink or get smaller.
Scar tissue is a common contributing factor to pelvic pain. In this blog, I plan to give you the rundown of how scar tissue can impair the pelvic floor as well as how PT and self-treatment can successfully treat these impairments. Scar tissue is fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury.
A lot of people believe that if they get injured or give birth, be it a cesarean section or a tear that results in episiotomy, that the injured muscle will regrow new healthy tissue and would be repaired, however this doesn't happen, rather the injury or tear is replaced with scar tissue. Scar tissue is usually thicker, paler, denser and has limited function, movement, circulation and sensation than the surrounding or previous normal tissue. One of the most noticeable signs is that the part of the body affected will never be as strong as the tissue it replaced.
Usually, the smaller the operation, the fewer the side effects. All surgery can cause immediate side effects, such as pain. Other possible side effects are infection and blood clots.
The onset of motherhood presents a unique set of physical, emotional and psychological challenges. The post-partum phase can become even more challenging when the new mother experiences perineal or genital tract trauma as a result of childbirth. Gynecological pain imposes physical limitations on the new mother, making child-care, sitting, walking and other activities of daily living ADLs extremely difficult and painful.
A vaginal tear laceration is a wound in the tissues of the vagina. It can be caused by damage during sex. Putting a foreign object into the vagina may also cause a tear.
Photo by Patricia Prudente on Unsplash. These are hopeful words. When it comes to scar care, the advice if you get any is usually to break up the scar tissue to help it become mobile and supple again.