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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what can cause vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glands: The glands in the vagina not producing secretions causes vaginal dryness. Lack of hormones (estrogens) in menopause or emotional stress'lack of arousal in women before menopause can cause the glands to not produce secretions.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what can be done about vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
It depends on when: When do you have the dryness? If you mean during sex, then using a water-based lubricant can help, but it is a shortcut. If you are not getting lunricarion, then you may not be getting aroused. During arousal, the vsgina depends, widens, and secretions create lubricarion. Meds like antidepressants and OCPs can effect arousal and lubrication. Foreplay is essential, which often guys don't understand
A 22-year-old member asked:

Common causes of vaginal dryness ?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hormones: Some women experience vaginal dryness due to changes in their hormones. You should see your doctor to reassess them.
A 51-year-old female asked:

What cause vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Nicholas Martin
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Estrogen deficiency : Estogen deficiency or decreased blood supply to the vagina are the most frequent causes of dryness, but chronic vaginal inflammation(allergic or infection) is a less likely cause.

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