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What could be causing my vaginal dryness and pain?

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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Many things!: Falling estrogen levels are the chief cause of vaginal dryness. Other causes include: • breastfeedingcigarette smokingdepression • excessive stress • immune system disorders, such as Sjögren’s • childbirthDouching • Medications • Topical creams and lotions You will need to be examined to see if there are lesions in the vagina.

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