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Cosmetic & Reconstructive Gynecology in MN | Symptoms & Conditions

Women who experience a wide range of unwelcome symptoms come to us for care. While each woman is unique, the impact of these conditions often has a similar impact: women tell us their self-confidence has eroded. Whether their current relationships are suffering or they're uncomfortable entering into a new relationship, in nearly every case these women tell us how difficult it is to maintain an intimate relationship.

We believe that every woman has the right to the kind of life she wants to have. The conditions we treat are not limited to what is shown here. Rather, this is a brief summary of some of the most common conditions and their treatments. 

Anal Skin Tags

Anal Skin Tags

Anal skin tags are the same as skin tags on any other part of the body. Typically they are not harmful, but can be removed if they're causing discomfort.

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Broken Hymen

Broken Hymen

During Hymen Restoration (hymenoplasty), the hymen – the membrane that partially covers the opening to the vagina – is reconstructed to become more intact.

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Darkened Vulva & Vaginal Tissue

Darkened Vulva & Vaginal Tissue

Vaginal, vulva, and anal bleaching is a treatment designed to safely lighten the color of the skin in the genital area.

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Decreased Ability to Orgasm

Decreased Ability to Orgasm

When women experience a decreased ability to orgasm, a number of orgasm improvement treatments are available. By addressing decreased friction, low desire, poor lubrication and other issues, it can be resolved.

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Dry or Itchy Vaginal Tissues

Dry or Itchy Vaginal Tissues

Vaginal thinning, dryness and pain occur when the vaginal mucosa, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue undergo certain changes. There are a wide range of options available to address this situation and restore tissue.

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Enlarged Labial Tissue

Enlarged Labial Tissue

The term "labiaplasty" most often refers to a procedure used to reduce and even out the inner lips - labia minora - of the exterior female genitalia.

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Excessive Clitoral Skin

Excessive Clitoral Skin

Excessive clitoral skin can be removed during a procedure that reduces the size and area of the clitoral hood to expose more of the clitoris itself.

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FGM - Female Genital Mutilation

FGM - Female Genital Mutilation

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) or Female Circumcision refers to procedures that partially or totally remove the external female genitalia for cultural or other non-medical reasons.

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Labia Majora Laxity & Wrinkles

Labia Majora Laxity & Wrinkles

Skin everywhere on the body becomes thin with the passage of time. Vulvar skin is not excluded. Due to decreased collagen and blood supply, vulvar skin can thin, become wrinkled, and become easily traumatized. There are a wide range of treatment options that work for many women.

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Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus is a skin condition characterized by progressive thinning of the affected tissues. The condition most commonly affects the epidermal skin of the vulva and anal areas. Very rarely the skin outside of these areas can be affected. The mucosa tissue inside the vagina is not affected.

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Low Sex Drive

Low Sex Drive

A range of issues may impact a woman's interest in sex. Physical changes like vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity, decreased vaginal sensation, and decreased vaginal vascularity and nerve activity can contribute significantly to disappointing sexual experiences. A number of different treatment options…

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Painful Intercourse

Painful Intercourse

Pain with intercourse can occur for many different reasons dependent upon anatomic or pathologic source. A thorough physical examination can help lead to the source and solution.

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Post Cesarean Scar "Apron"

Post Cesarean Scar "Apron"

"Post Cesarean Scar Apron" is the term coined by Dr. Marco Pelosi II in reference to the sometimes thickened and retracted scar that occurs following a cesarean section. The scar retracts and causes abdominal tissue to create a flap or "apron."

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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Symptoms of urinary tract infections include urinary frequency and urgency, bladder or urethral burning, and discomfort in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are considered recurrent if you have 2 or more infections in 6 months or 3 or more infections in a year.

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is one of the most common conditions impacting the lifestyle of women. There are a number of different reasons why women experience urinary incontinence, but often the birth of a baby can leave behind anatomic and pathologic disruption in the pelvic support structures of women.…

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Vulvar & Vaginal Pain

Vulvar & Vaginal Pain

Persistent vulvar and vaginal pain is a problem for many women. A complete physical examination allows us to identify the cause, make an accurate diagnosis, and offer effective treatment.

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Vulvar Varicosities/Veins

Vulvar Varicosities/Veins

Vulvar varicosity is the result of enlarged vulvar veins secondary to engorgement that commonly occurs from blockage of blood flow in the veins. It can occur any time, but is common during pregnancy.

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Weak Vaginal Muscles

Weak Vaginal Muscles

A malfunctioning pelvic floor can result in pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pressure sensation, vaginal prolapse, and vaginal laxity (loose sensation). Pelvic floor conditioning is addressed from a multidisciplinary approach utilizing physical therapy, chiropractic…

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Widened Vagina & Lack of Sensation

Widened Vagina & Lack of Sensation

When women describe a widened vagina with a lack of sensation or a decrease in sensation with intercourse, they are often describing vaginal laxity. This condition is more common in women who have experienced a vaginal birth, but other women also experience this symptom.

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