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Vagina Atrophy?

I am 51 years old and havent had a period now for about 6 mos. I do have the mesh sling since 2010. My question is the inside of my vagina on the left feels like a tampons is fallin out or like there are stitches that need to heal.
My GYN said I need to do kegels and to have regular sex and she also put me on 1gram of estrogen cream to be used twice  weekly. I am wondering if the mesh would be causing this problem or if it is just Vagina atrophy and if anything can be done about this in the way of surgery maybe. I am not overweight . I weigh 130lbs and am 5'4" so I have no weight bearing down on my organs. Old age sure does suck. My GYN has done an exam and said my sling is in place but is there a more thorough test I should have done?
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HI,
Decline of female hormones with age causes laxity of tissues and muscles. This can result in laxity in the vagina, gaping of the vagina or even a uterine prolapse. Estrogens and kegel’s exercises will help. Also surgery can be done depending on the type and extent of the problem. Discuss with your Doctor.
Hope this helps.
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Thank you for a quick response. I had a bladder lift 3 years ago but evidentally it is not working well as I can see my bladder and feel it on the left side. :( I work out and I eat right but I guess none of this matters. My GYN has put me on estrogen cream which I am niot fond of ( cancer causing??) I am also doing kegels and yoga. No more jumping for me. As far as another surgery I think my funds are too low . I am going to see a urologist tho for mor advice.
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Thank you so much Dr SanjivaniWanjari I take good care of myslef thru healthy clean eatging and exercise  , Bikram Yoga is my exercise of choice now. No jumping and it is so rewarding to know I am detoxifying as I lose weight. I have had an exam with my last pap a couple of weeks ago and my Dr said Ihave no prolapse. I do have the mesh sling so I thought that i had failed to do it's job but I think that aging and gravity is winning this battle. I have been prescribed the estrogen and I have been trying to remember to do my kegels and yes maturbate as sex hasn't ben happening very often. I think that active sex is a big part in staying healthy in the sexual organs more than any medicine out there. Thank you so much for giving me expert advice. :)
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