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    Lysh29
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    Hello All!

    It is 17 days post-botox procedure for me and I have successfully been able to use the #5 (4 inch) glass dilator. However, for the last week I have been experiencing inflammation every other day. It doesn’t affect my dilating a lot, but it does make dilating a little more difficult because of the tightness it causes; I feel like the inflammation is slowing my dilation progress. I read on one of the forum threads that using an icepack and 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed with lube can help with inflammation; it has helped but I am still experiencing the inflammation. It occurs mostly when I am at work where I am very active and walk around a lot. It causes a feeling of vaginal fullness and discomfort when walking and sitting. I am afraid that once I move up another size dilator the inflammation will occur more often and become even more uncomfortable. Has anybody else experienced this or can provide some advice or additional tips?

    #23444
    recessivegenequeen
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    Hi Lysh29! If the irritation is unrelated to when you’re dilating I’d have a doctor look at it. I was feeling some burning and pain a month or so ago and had a UTI, so it could be something like that. I would also have it looked at sooner rather than trying to dilate through it! It’s best not to create new associations between sex and pain if possible!

    #23524
    Sks823
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    Agree with recessivegenequeen!

    It probably is normal, but I don’t remember inflammation when I was using dilators so it is best to get it checked out 🙂

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