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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Martin
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Estrogen deficiency : Estogen deficiency or decreased blood supply to the vagina are the most frequent causes of dryness, but chronic vaginal inflammation(allergic or infec ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of es ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lubricant: First line aids for vaginal dryness include water based lubricants. For women experiencing menopause, topical estrogen creams may also be beneficial ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please see your gyn: U may need vaginal estrogen cream 2x a week, u can use lubrication like replens beads or astroglide but the latter 2 just treat the symptoms not the c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Mueller
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge : Discharge with irritation needs evaluation, could be a yeast infection, bacterial infection or something more worrisome and the only way to know is a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably : I think its signs of menopause. See your gynecologist to examine and of course do a pap smear. If vaginal dryness is the only problem there are some ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Hormones: Some women experience vaginal dryness due to changes in their hormones. You should see your doctor to reassess them.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Two: For patients with vaginal dryness due to autoimmune conditions, i favor the use of astroglide or KY liquid. Avoid products with flavors or sensation e ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No but : Yeast can cause vaginal dryness but not the other way around.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irritation : These symptoms are ones you should be seen and have cultures done.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
NO, that should not: Be a reason for your period to be delayed, .
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lily Hwang
17 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes, it can. : Antihistamines can cause mucosal dryness including vaginal dryness. You can half your current dose of antihistamine to see if it continues to give yo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Usually patients have a slight increase in vaginal discharge due to the "foreign body" ie the nuvaring. But vaginal dryness could occur.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes it could: Many chemotherapy and other cancer treatment (anti estrogen therapy) supress the function ot the ovaries.It supresses the production of the female hor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast: Most likely yeast infection.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Get gyn exam: You may have a yeast infection or a number of other causes. Get a thorough gyn exam
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Itching" to see MD: Your are "itching" to see a MD for a vaginal infection as that symptom alone is a dead giveaway for the same. Time to make an appointment with a local ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Douching , especially with vinegar based or medicated douches, is generally not recommended as this can cause an imbalance of normal vaginal organisms ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Vaginal dryness is most often caused by lack of estrogen in menopause. If that is the case, the most effective treatment is some replacement estrogen ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginitis: Vaginal itching, irritation, and burning is consistent with an infection of the vagina, potentially, but not necessarily from vaginal intercourse (sex ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not HPV: Human papillomavirus (HPV) does not cause vaginal dryness. It almost never causes any symptoms at all except warts; or in rare cases when the cervix i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Unlikely: Very unlikely
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Any chemical: that is foreign to the vaginal lining, can alter the bacterial component that prevents a vaginal yeast infection. I suggest an aqueous based lubricant ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: There are several patient reports of vaginal dryness while taking accutane, but none of the online medical resources i consulted specifically lists "v ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience in Gynecology
Low estrogen: Any low estrogen situations, such as postpartum and nursing or treatment with Lupron (leuprolide) or depo-provera can cause vaginal dryness. The vag ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Fear & many other: issues. As complex Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, mind/brain control is dominant over body behavior. very much including autonomic nervous & endo ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopausal flashes: Vasomotor hot flashes are sometimes unbearable when menopausal. I am not sure what sepia 6c is as a product, but estrogen replacement and serotonin re ... Read More

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