Vaginal Stricture clinical trials at University of California Health
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Radiation (RT) affects the vagina by narrowing, tightening and scarring, termed vaginal stenosis (VS). VS occurs in up to 88% of patients treated with radiation for cervical cancer. VS is not well characterized in measurements. There is a lack of understanding of how short and tight the vagina becomes after RT. This study will use specific measurements of the vagina during the routine physician physical exam after RT in the follow up periods: after RT, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months using a plastic commercial dilator set and length and width measurements. In addition, the study use a validated sexual health survey and a specific survey on vaginal dilation preferences to help stop VS after RT.
Our lead scientists for Vaginal Stricture research studies include Jyoti Mayadev, MD.