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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.
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menopause: By far the most common cause for women in your age group is lack of estrogen. There can be other issues like infection, but they usually are associated with other symptoms. The dryness of menopause can be treated with estrogen creams or a procedure like the MonaLisa Touch laser

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A 39-year-old male asked:

Can acutante cause vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: There are several patient reports of vaginal dryness while taking accutane, but none of the online medical resources i consulted specifically lists "vaginal dryness" as a side effect. However, since this drug can cause dry skin, dry lips, nasal dryness leading to nosebleeds, it seems likely that vaginal dryness is one of the drug's numerous side effects.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Does the nuvaring cause vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Possible: Usually patients have a slight increase in vaginal discharge due to the "foreign body" ie the nuvaring. But vaginal dryness could occur.
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.
A 53-year-old member asked:

What can I do about vaginal dryness?

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Dr. Hishalah Zvulon
21 years experience
Vaginal Dryness: Vaginal dryness occurs during the perimenopausal period, menopausal period and sometimes postpartum period particularly among lactating moms. Certain medications may cause vaginal dryness. Consider scheduling an appointment with your obgyn for evaluation and treatment. Treatment (depending on diagnosis) may include: hormone replacement therapy, Rephresh vaginal lubricants, and so forth. Stay safe

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