Incision of vaginal introitus

Vaginal surgery

If you have a vaginal infection you may need surgery. Our gynaecological experts can diagnose and treat you

About vaginal surgery

An incision of the vaginal introitus (opening) can be required for different reasons. If you have developed an infection, cyst or abscess around your hymen this treatment is an option.

Your gynaecological consultant may also determine your introitus has closed to a degree that it needs this surgery. 

Need to know

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    The procedure will likely be carried out under local anaesthetic. Your consultant's surgical approach may vary. Here we describe one such approach.

    Your consultant surgeon will make a small incision at the vaginal introitus (opening). This will allow the drainage of any infection in this area. Or if the vaginal opening has closed, it will begin to open to a greater level.

    After the relatively short procedure, your surgeon will clean the area and recommend the next steps of your recovery process.

  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will explain how best to prepare for an incision of your vaginal introitus, answering any questions you might have.
  • After surgery icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including immediately following the procedure.

    You may be asked to remain in hospital until you are able to pass urine. You will likely be given medication or cream to apply for a short period. Your consultant will advise you on when to attend a follow-up appointment.

Our gynaecology consultants

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Our locations

From complex gynaecological surgery to tests and diagnostic procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Book an appointment with a gynaecologist

Our team can help book a consultation with a gynaecologist in one of our HCA UK facilities in London, Birmingham or Manchester by phone or by completing our appointment request form. 

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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