There can be several reasons for vaginal laxity. For example, pregnancy and vaginal delivery puts a heavy strain on the vagina and surrounding tissues. The body’s self-healing processes are often no longer able to fully regenerate. Unfortunately, for most women, the tissues never return to the prenatal state. Another cause of vaginal laxity is menopause. During this phase, estrogen production decreases, less collagen is produced, tissues become thinner, the mucous membranes become dry, leading to excessive inflammation and vaginal looseness.
Other possible causes are mentioned in the literature. These are:
- Severe disease, hysterectomy, chemotherapy
- Major weight change
- Chronic constipation
- Chronic cough
- Physically straining work, sport activities
- Home activities that involve constantly lifting heavy things.