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Cancer Survivor complains of severe vaginal dryness

Dear Olga, I am 58 years old and have vaginal issues with extreme dryness.

I had radiation in that area 5 years ago and I think that has compounded my problem. Actually ever since that time intercouse is way too painful. My dr. wants me to try Entrace but I’m worried about the hormones. My husband heard about your product on the radio.

Do you think it will help me? Everytime I do use something, Replens etc., it burns so I’m a little worried about your product. Please advise. Thank you!

Hi: I felt your question needed to be answered by Dr. Greene, so I forwarded your problem to her and this is her response.


Radiation therapy literally destroys normal tissue so it is dry and stiff.  There is no elasticity in the tissue and the blood supply is diminished. This leaves the tissue constantly irritated and it also burns.  However, all the ingredients in Vaginal Renewal Complex are made with natural oils and is not harmful.  You would have to try it and see how it works for you.

Inner Intimates does have a vaginal wash, which is very soothing and sensitive, made with tea tree oil and Evening primrose oil so you can’t go wrong.

Another important thing you can do to improve the elasticity of the vaginal walls is to invest in vaginal dilators.  These are graded sized cones that slowly stretch the tissue and increase the diameter of the vault.  This will improve the sexual experience with your partner.

So Dr. Greene is suggesting three ideas that will enhance and improve your overall experience.

1) Inner Intimates vaginal wash

2) Vaginal Renewal Complex-A good suggestion for lubrication and to renew the walls of the vagina.

3) Vaginal Dilators. You can ask your Gynecologist about them or check on line.

I hope this helps answer your questions. Good luck.

Author: Olga Cohen

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